WSU – Criminology and Policing

Associate Professor, Criminology and Policing

Location: Penrith NSW or Liverpool NSW, Australia

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located in the heart of Australia’s fastest growing and economically significant Western Sydney region.

The School of Social Sciences is now seeking an Associate Professor in Criminology and Policing to provide contemporary teaching and research leadership whilst strengthening our partnerships with the Police at state and federal level, as well as internationally.

The core agenda of Criminology at Western Sydney University is to trace the divergences between social and criminal justice through the critical scrutiny of criminal justice systems and their practices.

We offer the only metropolitan Policing degree in NSW, and the only one based in Sydney.

Our research on criminology and policing includes: gender violence, homicide, institutional, state and symbolic violence; drug policies and harm reduction; and law enforcement and legal practices.

The School of Social Sciences aims to provide students with the skills to consciously and ethically pursue social justice and social change.  Its research has a strong focus on Diversity and Human Rights in the School’s core disciplines of Anthropology, Criminology, Cyber Security, Development Studies, Geography, Sociology, Social Work and Therapy Studies and Counselling.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to join a School which encourages interdisciplinary collaborations along with leading an area of national and international strategic importance.

For more information on the role and a confidential discussion, please email

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