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Job ID: 177593

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Criminal Justice
University of Canterbury

Date Posted Jan. 28, 2022
Title Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Criminal Justice
University University of Canterbury
Christchurch, CANTERBURY, New Zealand
Department Faculty of Law
Application Deadline Feb. 25, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Criminal Law

Pūkenga/ Pūkenga Matua/ Ahorangi Tuarua i te Whai Manatika

Kaupeka Ture | Faculty of Law

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury

Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōhou i te mātauranga whai manatika? He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai te hunga i te tūranga Pūkenga, Pūkenga Matua, Ahorangi Tuarua rānei i raro i te kaupapa o te mātauranga hapori me te tikanga tangata.

Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Continuing (i.e. permanent) position
Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

We invite applications for a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor | Pūkenga, Pūkenga Matua, Ahorangi Tuarua position in Criminology/Criminal Justice. If appointed at a higher level, you will be expected to contribute to the coordination of the Criminal Justice programme and the leadership of its future development. This will include extending the reach of our criminal justice degrees through online delivery and growing their international relevance and standing.

You will be expected to help develop bicultural confidence and competence around aspects of crime and criminal justice in a New Zealand | Aotearoa context, and to explore the interactions of Māori and other ethnic groups with the criminal justice system. You will help to strengthen connections with the criminology and criminal justice sectors and their representatives at local, national and international levels, and explore opportunities for ensuring that the programme has international as well as national relevance and appeal. You will be expected to collaborate with other academics in the Faculty’s teaching and research activities, and contribute to initiatives that foster interdisciplinarity across the University. You will achieve and maintain high international standards in teaching and research with measurable impact and maintain and develop collaborations and partnerships with local communities – including hapū, iwi and Māori organisations. You will be encouraged to develop a strong, externally-funded research programme, and to further enhance the University’s reputation as a centre for criminal justice research.

Mōu | Who You Are

For appointments at a higher level, applicants must hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline as well as a demonstrated record of published research in criminology and criminal justice (or a closely aligned discipline). For appointments at lecturer level, applicants must be willing to undertake a PhD in a relevant area of study. A background in law and/or employment within the justice sector will be advantageous, as will knowledge of tikanga and te reo Māori and an active and practical knowledge of Te Tiriti O Waitangi in the criminal justice sphere. The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching core and optional courses in criminology and/or criminal justice at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and delivering effective teaching (including online teaching to distance learners) that enables a wide range of learners to succeed. They will engage in research and teaching, and disseminate ideas that have social impact. The appointee will demonstrate a background in supervising final year undergraduate projects, Masters and PhD students, an ability to collaborate with others in the University, and an interest in contributing to Faculty and University activities.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

Te Kaupeka Ture | Faculty of Law has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and professional contribution. Programmes offered by Te Kaupeka Ture | Faculty of Law include the Bachelor of Criminal Justice, Master of Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws and PhD. The Faculty has a growing and vibrant postgraduate criminal justice programme. You will feel part of a cohesive team working alongside professional and dynamic colleagues.

For more information about our Te Kaupeka Ture | Faculty of Law team, please visit us @ KaupekaTure | Faculty of Law

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora – Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

Based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury stands for whanaungatanga – we value people and their differences, manaakitanga – we extend care and empower others, and tiakitanga – we will enhance and nurture our resources.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: -

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 6th March 2022 (midnight NZ time)

Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

a ‘cover letter’ including a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and your thoughts on how to develop a successful criminal justice team, and
a ‘resumé’ which includes a list of relevant research publications.
We do not accept applications by email; however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to

For further information specifically about the role, please contact:

Important Information

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents to enter the country.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may alter the nature of the standard recruitment process for candidates. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

This role may require that you are, and remain, fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any additional doses or boosters that become available, during your employment with the University of Canterbury.

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