Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Private Law/Family Law

Christchurch, New Zealand
12 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
08 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Law, College of Business and Law
Located in Christchurch, New Zealand

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

What You Will Do

The School is seeking a generalist lawyer who will provide teaching in the core Private Law subject areas and Family Law in the LLB. In particular, we have needs in Torts and Contract, in addition to Family Law.

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 Torts, Contract and Family Law and other subject areas relevant to the Law School.

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 Family Law elective and one of the LLB core courses.

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 criminal justice programmes. 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: Wednesday, 8th May 2019 (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.