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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor – Faculty of Law & Justice

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Senior Lecturer, Professor, Associate Professor, Lecturer

  • Employment Type: Full time   
  • Remuneration (from 1 July 2024): Level B from $123,620 to Level E from $229,743, plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading  
  • Location: Kensington NSW 


Why Your Role Matters:  

We are currently seeking to fill multiple Lecturer (Level B) / Senior Lecturer (Level C) / Associate Professor (Level D) / Professor (Level E) positions in the Faculty of Law & Justice. Successful candidates will join one of the Faculty’s three schools – the School of Private and Commercial Law, the School of Law, Society and Criminology, or the School of Global and Public Law – depending on their areas of expertise. 

As a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor, you will contribute to the School and Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs. You will develop and maintain a strong research program individually and/or in collaboration with other researchers in the School or Faculty. Key to your success in this role will be your engagement in service activities of the School and Faculty and engaging with the discipline and community more broadly. 

We welcome applications from scholars with research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas, and the following levels:

  • equity & trusts (Levels B, C, D or E)
  • property law (Levels C, D or E)
  • contract law (Levels C, D or E)
  • tort law (Levels C, D or E)
  • criminal law (Levels B, C or D)
  • evidence law (Levels B, C or D)
  • public law (including but not limited to the administrative state and equality/discrimination law) (Levels C, D or E)
  • international/global law (⁠including but not limited to transnational crime, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and international or comparative anti-discrimination law) (Levels C, D or E)


These positions report to the relevant Head of School. Positions are being offered as full-time, however there may be flexibility for the right candidate.  

The level of appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualification and experience.


About you:  

Skills and Experience   

  • A PhD in Law or a related discipline. Candidates applying for a Level B position in equity & trusts, criminal law or evidence law who are nearing completion of their PhDs will be considered.
  • Capacity for high-quality research publications and clear research plans. For the positions in criminal law and evidence law, we have a preference for sociolegal and critical criminological methodologies.  
  • Demonstrated capacity to teach effectively at tertiary level, including an ability and interest in developing and implementing innovative teaching methods.  
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills interpersonal and communication skills, and the capacity to work collaboratively and contribute to the School and Faculty level service and engagement activities.  
  • Evidence of the capacity to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. 


To learn more about this position, and to view the comprehensive Skills and Criteria list, a copy of the Position Description can be found by clicking on the position description button beneath our ad on JOBS@UNSW.  


About UNSW:  

UNSW Law & Justice is a top-ranking faculty and a global leader in law and criminology education and research, setting the pace in Australia for over 50 years.     

We ranked 12th globally for Law in the 2024 QS World University Rankings and 15th in the Employer Reputation category by subject. In the most recent round of research excellence rankings, UNSW received an ERA rating of 5 for Law, the highest possible score.    

We're inspired by principles of justice and our staff are grounded in well-established legal skills. UNSW Law & Justice is committed to social justice and to making a difference in this world. 


Benefits and Culture:  

People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.    

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates, from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, from people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

Our benefits include:   

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc)   
  • Career development opportunities   
  • 17% superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments   
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period   
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)  


How to Apply:  

Please submit a document (max 4 pages) addressing how you meet the requirements of this position, together with your CV, and complete your application online before Monday 24 June 2024 at 11:30pm (AEST).   


Get in Touch:  

Lucy Gerondis

Talent Acquisition Consultant


Please apply through the application portal and not via the contact above.  


The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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