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Professor in Prevention Science

Griffith University, Queensland, Australia - Department of Law

About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University is recognised as a leading criminology school in Australia. First established in 1991, the School has grown to include over 50 academic staff, making it the largest criminology school in the country.

At Griffith, criminology is a multidisciplinary field of study, drawing upon psychology, sociology, law, social work, criminology and criminal justice, history, and political science. Our undergraduate criminology and criminal justice degree is the only one in Queensland backed by 'well above world standard' research. That knowledge feeds into the most up-to-date study content, giving you the best skills for an employment edge.

The opportunity
As Professor you are expected to exercise a special responsibility in providing leadership in the development of prevention science within Griffith criminology, including building strong connections with cognate centres elsewhere in the University (such as the Policy Innovation Hub, the Menzies Health Institute, and the Griffith Education Research Institute). Leadership will include fostering excellence in research, teaching, professional activities, and policy development within the department or related organizational units. 

The position will commence with a Teaching and Research profile, with a weighting to prevention-related research at a level to be negotiated. You will be expected to achieve high quality publications, research grant success, teaching excellence, higher degree research supervision and completions, and a variety of engagement activities inside and beyond the University.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Mount Gravatt or Gold Coast campus.

About you
As Professor, you will have a PhD in a discipline relevant to criminology and prevention science. You will have an outstanding record of prevention-related research in criminology, with evidence of international impact. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and leadership in teaching and curriculum development is also essential in this teaching and research focused position.

Salary range
A salary package that includes a base professorial salary of $175,772 per annum and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered. Attractive salary packaging arrangements are also available.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position information pack: 00059583Info_Pack.pdf
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Associate Professor Michael Townsley, Head, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice on +61 (0) 7 373 51025.

For application queries, please contact Ms Corinna Gartrell, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 373 56548.

Closing date: Friday, 25 January 2019 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

Location: Brisbane, Gold Coast - Australia
Salary: AU$175,772
£98,291.70 converted salary* per annum and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th November 2018
Closes: 25th January 2019
Job Ref: 110843
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