Lecturer in Criminology

Flinders University




The Lecturer in Criminology will, under routine to general supervision, contribute to quality research and/or evaluation endeavours and the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses in Criminology. This includes the development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations and placement education. The incumbent will also contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University.

The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.



All staff at Flinders are responsible for understanding their obligations and responsibilities as set out in the University’s code of conduct and are expected to:

• demonstrate commitment to the University’s values of Integrity, Courage, Innovation, Excellence and the underlying ethos of being Student Centred;

• contribute to the efficient and effective functioning of the team or work unit in order to meet the University’s objectives. This includes demonstrating appropriate and professional workplace behaviours, providing assistance to team members if required and undertaking other key responsibilities or activities as directed by one’s supervisor;

• promote and support an inclusive workplace culture which values diversity and embraces the principles of equal opportunity;

• perform their responsibilities in a manner which reflects and responds to continuous improvement; and

• familiarise themselves and comply with the University’s Work Health and Safety, Injury Management and Equal Opportunity policies.

In addition, it is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Child Related Employment Screening which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA).



The Lecturer is accountable for:

1. Contributing to the planning, delivery and evaluation of lectures, tutorials, laboratory-based material or other teaching strategies, including placement education for topics, primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses and undertake topic coordination.

2. Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

3. Participating and contributing to ethical, high quality and innovative research and evaluation through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition and presentation that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus and contribute to supervision of student research programs.

4. Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

5. Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.

6. Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations.

7. Actively contribute to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.

8. Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

9. Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.



• Completion of a PhD, or EdD, or equivalent qualification.

• Demonstrated evidence of undertaking high quality teaching in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.

• Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in relevant research section, including evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.

• Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.

• Demonstrated understanding of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.

• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry.

• Demonstrated experience or capability to engage with e-learning platforms for teaching purposes.

• Consistent high evaluations by students of teaching with improvements shown.

• Demonstrated evidence of enhancing success for students including enhancing their retention and initiatives to facilitate their employability.

• Demonstrated effective cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to liaise with and/or teach international students.


Information For Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position description. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Please note, applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

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