Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law/Criminal Justice

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.

What You Will Do

The School is seeking applicants with expertise in the areas of Criminal Law and legal aspects of Criminal Justice.

At lecturer level, the primary responsibilities will include teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as supervising honours and postgraduate students. Lecturers are expected to undertake and develop an active programme of high quality research and scholarly publishing, as well as provide a positive contribution to the administration of the school.

At senior lecturer level, the primary responsibilities will include teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as supervising honours and postgraduate students. Senior lecturers are expected to have a record of sustained research productivity and contribution to the administration of the school/ and or University.

Who You Are

Applicants should ideally have an advanced qualification in law but we particularly welcome applicants who also have advanced qualifications in sociology/ criminology or relevant work or research experience. Applicants should have research-level knowledge in one or more areas of Criminal Justice and law, a record of research productivity, or clear potential.

The appointee is expected to be a significant contributor to the School's criminal justice programme. There is an expectation that successful applicants will teach into the first year Bachelor of Criminal Justice and LLB core courses on Criminal 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 comprise the LLB, LLM and the Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) and the soon to be introduced Masters in Criminal Justice (MCJ). The Law School also has a vibrant research student programme.

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.

For more information about our Law School and Criminal Justice qualifications, please visit the School of Law.

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 should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted through the online application process. Unfortunately 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 michelle.davies@canterbury.ac.nz, Recruitment Coordinator).

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