Vacancy Details

Campus Location: Blacktown, Australia | North Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Melbourne, Australia

  • Drive innovative and engaged learning and teaching
  • Contribute to the school's research strategy in areas of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Full time, continuing role, which may be based at the Blacktown, North Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane campus

About ACU:

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses - Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

About the Faculty of Law and Business:

Comprising two schools, the Peter Faber Business School and the Thomas More Law School, the Faculty of Law and Business provides both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs across a range of business disciplines and law. The Faculty is staffed by a dedicated, nationally and internationally recognised team of academics whose teaching is supported by their active involvement in relevant industries, professional industries, professional associations or links to eminent international business and law schools, as well as their research. Teaching staff have an established research record with a commitment to conducting research in areas aligned with the broad values of the University mission as well as innovative industry led projects. Students are valued as individuals and teaching staff are directly involved with students' learning journey from propective student to alumni. The Faculty aims to equip graduates with the necessary skills to become leaders, not only in their chosen profession, but in the community. We emphasise the ethical, social and environmental responsibilities of the modern business leader and lawyer, with all our courses having a strong practical component through community engagement, pro bono work and internships.

About the Thomas More Law School:

The Thomas More Law School is one of Australia's most dynamic Law Schools. Our aspiration is to be a national Law School with strong international links facilitated by an existing international network of Catholic law schools and an active presence at ACU's Rome Campus. The School's Law programs are global, ethical and practical in focus, built on our commitment to the Rule of Law, personal dignity, thriving communities, and the Common Good. We have a strong practice program which includes mooting, negotiations, dispute resolution and pro bono placements. Through our pro bono work, our students make a real contribution to the realisation of a just society whilst also developing essential legal and community engagement skills. Through our undergraduate programs we aim to develop Law graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a valuable contribution to the legal profession today and into the future. We are actively growing our post graduate program to build on these strengths. Our research strengths are in Human Rights, Commercial Law and Law Reform, with a particular emphasis on the Asia Pacific. We are committed to developing strong collaboration research networks which will contribute to research excellence and impact.

About the role:

As Lecturer, you'll enhance the teaching and research foci of the Thomas More Law School in the fields of criminology and criminal justice, by advancing the profile of the Thomas More Law School and making a significant contributions to the School's teaching and research strengths. You'll also drive innovative and engaged learning and demonstrate commitment to the Mission and Ethos of the university.

More specifically the role entails:

  • Teaching at undergraduate and in future, at postgraduate levels, in a number of areas of Criminology, Criminal Justice or Law and undertake student assessment.
  • Participating in teaching and learning, including curriculum development and implementation and the application of information and communication technologies to facilitate student learning.
  • Undertaking academic administration functions to support teaching and learning such as coordinating a subject area.
  • Participating in an active scholarship/research agenda appropriate to the nature of the position, leading to grants and publications.
  • Developing projects of high quality and impact relevant to the Law School's research program in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with external organisations and community engagement partnerships.

You will need to have:

  • Completed PhD in Criminology, Criminal Justice or a relevant area of Law.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching in criminology, criminal justice or a relevant area of the law and evidence demonstrating the quality of that teaching.
  • A track record in undertaking high-quality research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, evidenced by a strong publication record and plans to attract research grants.
  • Demonstrated experience in performing duties relating to academic administration, curriculum development and unit coordination in Criminology and Criminal Justice, including a strong contribution to the governance and collegial life within the University.
  • Demonstrate confidence and courage to achieve ACU's Mission, Vision and Values by connecting the purpose of one's work to ACU's Mission, Vision and Values.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with colleagues on significant teaching, research and/or institutional projects.
  • An ability to take personal accountability for achieving high quality outcomes through an understanding of organisational context, self-reflection, and aspiring to and striving for excellence.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan work effectively and simultaneously meet tight timeframes to manage a number of complex and competing matters.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:

Obtain the Position Description from the website. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description and outline how they would support the mission of the university. To apply for this role click the 'View Position Description and Apply' buttons above or below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $123,584 - $145,913 total rem (pro rata) pa, including salary component $104,430 - $123,298 (pro rata) pa (Academic Level B), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be sent to Catherine Roberts, Executive Officer, Thomas More Law School at:

Candidates must hold Australian work rights to apply for this position. For permanent/ continuing roles, applicants must have permanent work rights.

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ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Advertised: 15-JUN-2022

Applications close: 20-JUL-2022 at 11:59pm AUS Eastern Standard Time