Professor of International Security
University of Adelaide

Job no: 502719
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Arts, Level E

Lead International Security research in a rewarding environment.

(Level E) $183,564 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.

Continuing position, available immediately.


To enhance our research and teaching excellence, the University of Adelaide is investing in new elite academic talent. A new role of Professor of International Security has been created to provide key academic and research leadership within the School of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Arts.

Your outstanding research profile will advance the University's national and international leadership in the areas of cybersecurity, international relations, socio-cyber influence and counter-terrorism. Equally, your drive for teaching excellence will ensure high quality student graduates, supervising higher degree research students inspiring the best outcomes for all concerned.

Your commitment and engagement will promote robust interdisciplinary initiatives and collaborations across the University as well as with our external partners, to enable research outputs to have national and international impact.

As a leader in your field, you will lead and encourage an environment of creativity and innovation in the School of Social Sciences, and, through the University's Colleges of Expertise, engage with the broader academic and professional community to promote and enhance the national and international profile of the University to bring us to the forefront of globally relevant International Security research and work-relevant teaching.


To be successful you will need:

PhD and a record of academic distinction and significant professional standing within a relevant discipline such as international relations, international security, criminology or politics.
Demonstrated ability to provide high quality academic leadership including leadership in research culture.
An outstanding track record of research with evidence of publications in highly ranked journals.
Demonstrated ability to attract funds from nationally competitive grant schemes and other sources to support research.
A record of outstanding achievement in teaching and course development, and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long and fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our cutting-edge work - not just in Arts, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The School of Social Sciences is one of four Schools in the Faculty of Arts. The School delivers high quality, interdisciplinary programs of teaching and research across geography, environment and population; sociology, criminology and gender studies; politics and international relations; and Asian studies. Our graduates play leading state, national and international roles in a wide range of social sciences research, practice and policy areas.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria in the Role Statement. Applications close 11:55pm, 1 September 2019.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jennie Shaw – Executive Dean

Faculty of Arts

P: +61 (8) 8313 4163


You will find a full Role Statement below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity employer, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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