Lecturer in Criminology

University of Auckland

New Zealand


The Opportunity

The Faculty of Arts at The University of Auckland invites applications for a Lecture in Criminology. We are ideally seeking someone with a strong record of criminological research, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an interest in contributing to a growing and vibrant disciplinary area. Rank and salary in the lecturer range will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a permanent (tenure track) position.

Skills and Experience

Applicants should have a PhD in Criminology or a related discipline and demonstrate a critical approach to the study of social structures and criminal justice institutions. They should have a strong background in teaching and a research profile with peer-reviewed publications in their specialist area/s. Interest and/or experience in Māori and Pasifika concerns, especially in relation to the criminal justice system, is desirable. Areas of expertise are open, but we would particularly welcome applicants who specialise in the areas of social justice, indigenous or cross-cultural criminology, or who have interests in the Asia/Pacific region.

About The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s world-ranked university. It is the only New Zealand university ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities. It ranks in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings, and is the highest ranked New Zealand university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is committed to values of diversity.

The University enjoys a strong record of supporting research through funding, grants, and conference support. The teaching load for full-time academic staff is normally 2-3 courses per academic year. Academic staff may apply for research and study leave after three years of employment and upon gaining continuation.

The Department

The Criminology programme is co-located along with Sociology in the School of Social Sciences. The undergraduate curriculum in Criminology was established in 2009 and the postgraduate curriculum was established in 2011. Staff members are engaged in a wide range of research, including sentencing policy, human rights, NGOs in criminal justice, mental health in prisons, overrepresentation of indigenous peoples in prisons, cybercrime, and cultural criminology.

Why us?

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Thursday 15th August 2019 (11.59pm NZT) to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document. 

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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