Lecturer in Law

Armidale, Australia
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law
School of Law
3 positions (Level B)

  • 2 x Continuing, full-time positions
  • 1 x fixed-term, full-time position to December 2020
  • $ 94,736 to $ 112,279 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation.  Salary packaging options are available.
  • Applicants must have ongoing full-time work rights (UNE will not provide sponsorship for this position)

The School of Law is seeking 3 Level B academics who can contribute to and build on our strengths, extend our recognition as a centre of legal scholarship, and strengthen our internal capacity to embrace the challenges of an increasingly competitive higher education environment.

University of New England

The University of New England (UNE), Armidale is a regionally-based university that pioneered teaching to external students, making UNE the most experienced provider of distance and innovative online education. UNE is the only university to score five starts for student satisfaction every year for 12 years.

The Faculty of SABL and the School of Law

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law includes four Schools; Environmental and Rural Science, Law, Science and Technology and the UNE Business School.  The School was established in 1993 and is known as the largest online provider of legal education in Australia. It boasts very high satisfaction rates from its students – both on-campus and online.  As a community of highly qualified scholars, the School combines genuine collegiality and friendship with a strong commitment to research.

The School of Law also hosts The Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law, which provides innovative scholarship on laws and institutions affecting rural communities, to develop policies and strategies that improve rural sustainability and social justice.

The Roles

As a Lecturer in Law you will join a collegial and mutually supportive law school located within a rural city. A substantial part of the School’s teaching is online, within a supportive pedagogic framework for students, therefore applicants will need to possess a demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and a willingness to adapt to new software environments, especially in the area of the delivery of teaching to external students.  Assistance will be provided to acquire the necessary technical skills to use the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at UNE.

The School has an energetic research culture, and as a new staff member you will contribute to high quality publications and other research outputs. All staff are expected to make a service contribution to the institution.

There are three positions available at Level B.  While applicants with teaching or research interests in any area of law are welcome to apply, preference will be given to candidates with

  • Research interests in the areas of natural resource governance and regulation, social justice, and/or agricultural technology governance issues. 
  • Expertise in private law, with specific needs in Equity, Trusts and Property law,
  • Expertise in Taxation law, and the ability to teach into law service units in the UNE Business School covering orthodox business law topics such as commercial law and corporations law.
  • A third position is offered for a fixed term of two years and the successful applicant will teach in the area of technology law, specifically units covering intellectual property, biotechnology law and information technology law. It is also anticipated that this person will contribute to the development and implementation of a project on Technology in the Law Curriculum.

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Mark Lunney, phone: 02 6773 3976 or email:  mark.lunney@une.edu.au.  To find out more about the School visit: www.une.edu.au/school-of-law.

Closing Date:   11 November 2018

Reference No:   218233

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights.  You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property. To find out more, visit: www.armidaleregion.com.au/ and/or www.experiencethehighs.com.au/


Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.