Professor of Criminology at Australian National University

Australian National University is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a professor position. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Applications are invited up to September 23, 2018.

The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods has a focus on data, research methods and their application to understanding important social issues, including in the area of crime and justice. We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Criminology to provide leadership and academic excellence for the criminology group.

Criminology at CSRM is multidisciplinary, bringing together experts from a range of disciplines including sociology, psychology, law, political science, demography, social policy, computer science and economics. Our aim is to engage nationally and internationally on the frontiers of crime and justice by focusing on key issues that shape modern crime and justice policy. We push boundaries in how we conceptualise, understand, and evaluate crime to improve outcomes for ordinary citizens. Our research is currently structured under three main themes: understanding crime and the criminal justice system; evaluating criminal justice programs and initiatives; and exploring the impacts of technological change and the digital world on crime and crime prevention.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 57 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and three ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM) actively encourages women, applicants of non-binary gender, and applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds to apply for this position. CSRM is committed to developing a diverse staffing profile, and supporting flexible working arrangements that take into account caring responsibilities. If desired, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with senior women within CSRM, Research School of Social Sciences and College, and CSRM will support mentoring opportunities.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:
- A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.


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