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Professor of Policing and Emergency Management

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Academic - Teaching & Research

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Based in Hobart
  • Be the key university contact with relevant police services such as Tasmania Police and Victoria Police.

We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Policing in the School of Social Sciences which sits within the College of Arts, Law and Education. We are a large multi-campus school specialising in Sociology, Criminology, Social Work, Politics and Policy, International Relations, Police Studies and Emergency Management. Students study with us across campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie in Tasmania, at the Victorian Police Academy in Melbourne, and in Rozelle and Darlinghurst in New South Wales.

The Opportunity

The Professor of Policing is Head of the Discipline of Police Studies and Emergency Management and will lead the Police and Emergency Studies teaching programs and be the Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES). It is expected that the Professor of Policing will be the key university contact with relevant police services such as Tasmania Police and Victoria Police.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership in assisting the University to achieve its high-level objectives and fulfil its operational responsibilities, particularly by contributing to the development and implementation of strategy and by building the TILES and Police and Emergency Management teaching programs.
  • Undertake high-quality research of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion; the incumbent is expected to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level E.
  • Provide exemplary academic leadership, particularly in fostering outstanding research and learning and teaching, and in nurturing and facilitating the career development of other staff.
  • Provide leadership in the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally, nationally and internationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.


Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • An outstanding record in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved international recognition and made innovative, distinguished and sustained contributions to the field of Policing and Law Enforcement, demonstrated by an exemplary record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences and continued success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • An outstanding record of successful research higher degree student supervision and completions.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated achievement in University-level learning and teaching.
  • Proven ability as an academic leader, with a strong record in team building and creating effective working relationships, along with a capacity to foster excellence in research and teaching and to support and facilitate the career development of staff.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level E and will have a total remuneration package of up to $210,344 comprising base salary of $176,256 to $179,781 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Nicholas Farrelly, Head of School, Social Sciences, or 03 6226 2317.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Tuesday, 3 March 2020, 11.55pm

Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION - Professor of Policing and Emergency Management.pdf

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