Lecturer in Intelligence Studies

November 28, 2021

Job Location: Sydney Ryde & Macquarie Park
Employer: Macquarie University
$108111 – $127193 p.a.

Excellent continuing opportunity for an early career academic in the dynamic field of intelligence studies.

  • Salary Package: From $108,111 to $127,193 (Level B) p.a., plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing
  • Location: Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

The Role
Macquarie University is seeking an engaged and collaborative Lecturer (Level B) with specialist knowledge of intelligence studies. The successful applicant will be expected to make a major contribution to research; develop, teach and convene units in intelligence studies at a postgraduate and undergraduate level, while supervising Higher Degree Research students. You will also be expected to engage with relevant stakeholders in the community, government and industry, including through externally-funded grant projects, and make an active contribution to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.

About You
You will have completed or be near completion of a PhD in a discipline that is relevant to intelligence studies as demonstrated by your promising record of high-quality research and peer-reviewed publications. You will have a forward-looking and innovative research agenda and cogent plan for seeking funding to support it. As a teacher, you will have a demonstrated record of impactful and engaging teaching in both the classroom and online learning environments. Your collaborative, collegial approach will ensure you perform effectively within an intellectually diverse, inter-disciplinary and international environment. If you are an excellent communicator with a proactive nature and eager to take a successful department to the next level, then this is a role in which you will thrive.

About Us
The Department of Security Studies and Criminology (SSC), within the Faculty of Arts, offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses, expert seminars and opportunities for research in the many areas associated with security studies and criminology. SSC draws together senior academics and leading industry professionals specialising in research, theory and practice associated with security, and the protection of both the national interest and the rights of individuals and groups within society. SSC’s principal areas of teaching and research centre on security and strategic studies, cyber security, intelligence, terrorism, and criminology. Click here to learn more about us.

The stream of intelligence studies seeks to incorporate researchers with different disciplinary, theoretical and professional orientations, ranging from tradecraft elaboration, through social scientific investigation, to critical theory and history. In our research, teaching, and professional engagement, we bridge the divide between professional, theoretical and public interests. Our areas of interest within intelligence studies are broad, including national-security intelligence, law-enforcement intelligence, regulatory and corporate intelligence, information warfare, theory of intelligence, and critical intelligence studies. The SSC intelligence stream works closely with colleagues across our interdisciplinary department, and in particular with the stream of cyber security.

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To Apply
To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv, a recent representative publication of your work (or research work-in-progress), a one-page synopsis of your research plan for the next three years, and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:


  • A PhD completed or near completion in a relevant discipline;
  • Demonstrated success in producing high-quality research in the area of intelligence studies broadly defined
  • Ability to teach units across different themes within intelligence studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the ability to develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, including in an online environment;
  • Ability to supervise higher degree research students;
  • A record of contributing to administrative service in a University or professional setting and to interact effectively within these settings;
  • A record of enhancing, or capacity to enhance, the University’s reputation through engagement with relevant external stakeholders.


  • Demonstrated success in attracting research grants.
  • Relevant professional experience outside academia

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Bates Gill, Head of Department [email protected]

General Enquiries: Grace Deng, HR Assistant [email protected]

Applications Close: Friday 3 December 2021 at 11:55PM AEST

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