Professor, School of Justice Queensland University of Technology
Professor - School of Justice
Job Reference: 12451
The School of Justice, Faculty of Law is seeking to recruit a Professor of international criminological standing who can play a key research leadership role in the school and in particular in the new International Journal for Crime and Justice and Centre for Crime and Justice.
Position Title: Professor
Closes: 1 December 2012
Organisational Area: School of Justice
Faculty of Law
Campus: Gardens Point
Salary/Classification: $AUD149 240 pa (Level E)
Plus Superannuation: 17% employer contribution
Contact: Kerry Carrington
Head, School of Justice
+61 7 3138 7112
HR Contact: Nonie Wall
Senior HR Advisor
+61 7 3138 4192
Open to: Australian and International applicants
When applying for this position we encourage you to upload your response to the selection criteria.
The School of Justice was established in 1991 as a response to the recommendation of the Fitzgerald Inquiry into Police Misconduct that all police recruits undertake tertiary education. A Bachelor of Justice degree was established with government funding for police to undertake tertiary studies. Since then the School has introduced majors in Criminology and Policing and a new major in Governance and Policy (due to commence in 2013). These major can be taken with a range of other majors, in law, psychology and IT. The school’s interdisciplinary degree offerings have expanded to see graduates developing a wide range of careers in Criminal Justice Policy, Governance, Policy and Ethics, Policing, Criminology, Corrections, Intelligence and Security, Social Policy, Youth Justice, Indigenous Justice and other Justice professions.
The School of Justice currently has 15 Academic Staff and 3 Professional Staff. All but one academic staff are Phd qualified. The school prides itself on having a strong research culture, active seminar series, reading groups, International Journal and biennial International conference. All staff in the school are research active. Eleven of the staff are at level C or B, have a thirst and ambition to become leading international researchers in their fields. Members of the School include nationally and internationally recognised experts in the fields of criminology, policing, justice, human rights, sentencing and indigenous criminal justice with strong research track records and active international collaborations.
Postgraduate qualifications in Justice include a B Justice Honours pathway into Phd Law. Masters programs are currently under review for viability. There are currently around 40 Phd students being supervised by Justice Staff.
Bachelor of Justice (International Policing) The School of Justice has had a long standing off-shore program in conjunction with the Singapore Police force – spanning 10 years. This degree has gone from 25 commencing EFTSUL in 2009 to 61 in 2012 with estimated $AUD700 000 in revenue. The course is rated among the top 10 at QUT (rating of 4).
Strong Links to Criminology, Policing, Justice Professions
The QUT School of Justice is located in the Brisbane CBD, close to Qld Parliamentary precinct, government departments, law enforcement departments and advocacy agencies. The school maintains strong links with a wide range of justice professionals and agencies. Or highly qualified staff also have a variety of practical backgrounds in the discipline areas
into which they teach - in areas such as Policing, Indigenous Criminal Justice Issues, Ethics and Official Corruption, Crime Prevention, Intelligence and Security, Youth Justice, and Human Rights.
Real World Applied Focus
Students focus on the knowledge, skills and professional values required for work as a justice professional. They learn practical skills such as ministerial brief writing; the conduct of criminological research, undertaking police investigations, negotiation and advocacy with the community sector. Students are encouraged to think critically about justice from different perspectives. They are culturally literate and statistically numerate understand the high value and importance of integrity and ethical conduct in law enforcement and the justice professions. The B. Justice provides students opportunities to engage in workplace learning in a justice organisation, government department or community organisation through the Placement Program and recently through the Faculty wide Community Justice Projects. The school runs a Crime Club where students prepare police briefs and investigate ‘real’ world crimes.
Justice Advisory Committee
The School has a Bachelor of Justice Advisory Committee, chaired by the State Coroner. The committee is comprised of high level industry representatives from the Department of Corrections, Queensland Police, Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Crime and Justice Unit (Premier’s Department); PricewaterHouseCoopers Director of Forensic Investigation, other justice professions and the former speaker from Qld Parliament.
Real World Research - Crime and Justice Research Centre
The School of Justice undertakes multi-disciplinary research, which spans criminology, socio-legal studies, sociology, political science, public policy and policing. The school provides the critical mass of scholars who contribute to the Faculty’s newly approved tier 3 Research
Centre in Crime and Justice.
The School of Justice is recognised as a high quality research environment. Half of the researchers have completed the ECARD program. Since 2009 two professors of international standing have been appointed, considerably enhancing research capacity in criminology at QUT over a relatively short time frame. Leading researchers in this discipline are on the international advisory editorial boards of prestigious journals including, Criminology and Criminal Justice, (sponsored by British Society of Criminology), and Critical Criminology (sponsored by the ASC Division Critical Criminology). The HoS is the Vice Chair of the Critical Criminology Division, American Society of Criminology, and also an ARC Laurette reviewer in the discipline of criminology. Professor Walters is on 6 international journal editorial boards. Three of the professors are ARC Discovery, Linkage and ERA reviewers.
Distinctive fields of innovative criminological research include studies of coronial death investigation; comparative analysis of Indigenous sentencing; the link between sex, crime and morality; gender and pathways to punishment; the impact of social media on police intelligence; official corruption and dark networks; carbon fraud and eco-crimes; and the criminological impact of mining. This later research project recently won the coveted 2012 Australian and New Zealand Allen Austin Bartholemew Award awarded by Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.
Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference
The School convenes and biennial International Conference, for referred conference proceedings, keynote speaker details see www.crimejusticeconference.com
International Journal of Crime and Justice
The school/centre has established a new journal with an impressive international advisory board of the world’s leading experts in crime and criminology. www.crimejusticejournal.com
The School of Justice has a dozen internationally distinguished adjunct professors, from US, UK, Australia and Canada who are actively involved in the research activities of the Centre– through their mentoring of staff, participation in QUT conferences and editing of the International Journal for Crime and Justice.
The School of Justice in the Faculty of Law is seeking an internationally recognised Professor with a strong research track record in the fields of criminology, policing, Indigenous Justice, governance and policy within the field of justice and/or justice studies more broadly to join a growing a school. Candidates will have a depth of academic research and high level leadership experience. The position will also work closely with the new Crime and Justice Research Centre to engage in high quality research with relevance to the professions, community and industry. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the curriculum, mentor academic staff, secure external funding, lead research teams, and generate significant research outputs in line with the Faculty of Law’s Strategic Plan (in line with the QUT blue-print) to build its international research profile, reputation and rankings.
The position reports to the Head, School of Justice, and will work closely with the Director of the Crime and Justice Research Centre and will liaise with academic and professional staff on a daily basis. The position is based within the School of Justice, Faculty of Law at the Gardens Point campus.
A professor is expected to exercise a special responsibility in providing leadership and in fostering excellence in research, teaching, professional activities and policy development in the academic discipline within the school or other comparable organisational unit, within the University and within the community, both scholarly and general.
Specific duties of a professor may include:
Development of research policy.
Playing an active role in the maintenance of academic standards and in the development of educational policy and of curriculum areas within the discipline.
Developing and being involved in administrative matters within the school or other comparable organisational unit and within the institution.
Providing advice and support to more junior academic staff.
Research and scholarship
The conduct of research.
Teaching performance and leadership
Work collaboratively with clients, academic staff, learning design and other staff and industry consultants to design and develop curriculum material for corporate award and non-award programs.
Fostering excellence in teaching within the University and university system.
The conduct of tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and studio sessions.
The preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars.
Supervision of the program of study of honours students, Research Masters, PhD students and of postgraduate students engaged in course work.
Making a distinguished personal contribution to teaching at all levels.
Marking and assessment.
Consultation with students.
Development and promotion of innovative teaching methods.
Production of teaching materials for students for whom the academic has responsibility.
Participating in and providing leadership in community affairs, particularly those related to the discipline, in professional, commercial and industrial sectors where appropriate.
Accountable for the development, provision, promotion and evaluation of systems of work, managing the work environment, and providing appropriate instruction, supervision and enforcement leading to a safe and healthy workplace.
Appointees must demonstrate an ability to undertake the duties prescribed for the position and must possess the necessary skills required for the position.
To be appointed as a professor a candidate must meet the following selection criteria to the satisfaction of the selection panel and the University Council:
Completion of a doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline area or equivalent accreditation or standing.
Academic and Professional Leadership
Record of outstanding achievement in providing leadership in a managerial role in a University or professional setting and of outstanding contribution within these settings.
Capacity and experience to play a leadership role in the development of teaching and research programs relevant to the School of Justice.
Knowledge of contemporary professional issues.
Teaching and Learning
Outstanding record of excellence and leadership in teaching and learning including scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning and supervision of honours, masters and postgraduate students.
Research and Scholarship
Outstanding record of research/scholarship, publication and achievement in research grants.
Ability to demonstrate leadership in research/scholarship relevant to the School of Justice.
Ability to successfully mentor and lead teams of researchers to apply for nationally competitive grants.
Other skills and attributes
Knowledge of workplace health and safety principles which will enable the appointee to integrate and implement these principles at both a strategic and operational level.
International teaching, research or professional experience.
Equivalent standing can be demonstrated by comparison of attainment in areas relevant to academic employment with the standard attained in a doctoral degree in the relevant discipline area.