Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Private Law/Māori Land Law

Christchurch, New Zealand
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Law, College of Business and Law

Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

The School of Law at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, University of Canterbury, is seeking to make one appointment at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Private Law/Māori Land Law.

What You Will Do

The School is seeking a generalist lawyer who will provide teaching in the core Private Law subjects in the LLB and who will if appropriately qualified teach Māori Land Law. Te Kura Ture at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, University of Canterbury, is committed to graduating ākonga who demonstrate bi cultural competence and confidence, and are aware of and understand biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand and its relevance to law.

To achieve this we are seeking an outstanding academic to enrich the teaching programme in the areas of Private Law and Māori Land Law. Our particular needs in Private Law are in Torts, Contract and Land Law. We are also seeking someone able to teach Māori Land Law (LAWS391) and to work with the School's staff to develop teaching and learning in the areas of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Indigenous Legal Issues, and to contribute more generally to the School's implementation of the UC bi cultural competence and confidence graduate attribute.

Who You Are

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • undertake high quality research, scholarly publishing, teaching and other services for the School to enhance the School's research and teaching capacity in Private Law and Māori Land Law and other subject areas relevant to the Law School
  • in conjunction with other members of the School, lead the development of responsive practice to achieve the bi cultural competence and confidence attribute
  • lead and partake in legal research that is collaborative and strengthens Māori development aspirations
  • develop initiatives to assist the School with attracting and retaining Māori students

In addition, appointments at and above Senior lecturer level will be expected to:

  • participate in strategic planning in the School
  • attract external research funding
  • recruit and supervise postgraduate students

The appointee is expected to be a significant contributor to the School’s undergraduate programme. There is an expectation that successful applicants will teach into the LLB core courses and the elective in Māori Land Law.

Who You Will Work With

The Law School has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and professional contribution. Programmes offered by the Law School include the LLB, LLM and the Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen the strong relationships the School of Law has with the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre, the Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies (and the Maui Lab), and the Māori Development Team.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the level of appointment. Research in the Law School is supported by an Academic Development Fund and the Research and Conference Fund.

Why UC

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference".You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 11th November 2018 (midnight, NZ time)

How You Apply

Applications for this position are submitted online and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications and a 2-3 page statement outlining the research interests and goals. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname only.

We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Michelle Davies, Recruitment Coordinator, michelle.davies@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role can be obtained by contacting Professor Neil Boister, Head of School, neil.boister@canterbury.ac.nz

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.