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Lecturer in Police Studies and Emergency Management

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Work type: Part time
Location: Hobart, Melbourne
Categories: Academic - Teaching & Research

  • 2 part time ongoing positions available
  • Based in Hobart or Melbourne
  • Develop expertise in teaching and research

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer 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

Police and Emergency Management studies and our specialist research institute, the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), is in a period of development, change and growth in regard to service provision and national and international links and connections. The Lecturer in Police Studies and Emergency Management works with support and guidance from more senior academic staff, developing expertise in teaching and research with an increasing degree of autonomy.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students as appropriate, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate (and if relevant postgraduate) coursework teaching of a high quality.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally 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.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of Police and/or Emergency Management Studies, demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Experience in University-level teaching and learning.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $133,842 comprising base salary within the range of $98,537 to $114,395 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.
  • Please include your preferred location, Hobart or Melbourne and your preferred fraction of full time.
  • 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

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION - Lecturer in Police Studies and Emergency Management.pdf

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