Associate Lecturer, Law, Regulation or Public Policy

Sydney, Australia
27 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

About UNSW Law

Ranked 14th in the world, UNSW Law is Australia’s leader in progressive and rigorous legal education and research. Inspired by principles of justice, UNSW Law through its teaching, research and community outreach promotes a holistic understanding of law and its role in society. UNSW Law includes more than 90 academics, many of whom are leaders in their areas of research interest. The Faculty’s research is organised around a range of centres and disciplinary clusters.

The Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation is the premier research centre for the study of the dynamics of market regulation ( The Centre’s work is distinctive in the range of market institutions it studies, and its focus on understanding the nature and effects of regulation. The work is also distinctive because the CLMR’s research is closely attentive to the social justice dimensions of the issues researched.

About the role

  • $76,570 - $102,091 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Full time (35 hour week)
  • 2 year fixed-term

UNSW Law are seeking an Associate Lecturer to contribute to the School’s teaching programs, research in connection to the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation, and engagement activities of the School and to carry out the duties of an Associate Lecturer in their field of expertise. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a strong program of individual research and to participate actively in the Law School’s research culture more generally.

The role of Associate Lecturer reports to the Head of School and the Minter Ellison Chair in Risk and Regulation, and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Working with and alongside the Minter Ellison Chair to coordinate and support the research work and research agenda in risk and regulation.
  • Contributing to the broader research program of the Centre for Law Markets and Regulation, including current and future research grants.
  • Contributing to the teaching excellence of the Law School through the preparation and delivery of lectures and seminars, consultation with students, participation in administration and coordination of courses and assessment of students.
  • Developing subject material with appropriate advice from and support of more senior academics.
  • Course coordination, marking and assessment.
  • Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research courses.

Specific requirements include:

  • A PhD or equivalent focused on law, regulation or public policy (awarded no earlier than 1 January 2017). The applicant would be assisted by expertise and interest in law, legal or regulatory theory, policy or practice of financial regulation and corporation law.
  • Proven track record of research publications and clear research plans.
  • Ability to teach effectively at tertiary level, and interest in developing and implementing innovative teaching methods.
  • Proven ability to work effectively on projects and in project teams and with limited day-to-day supervision meet agreed deadlines.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with peers and superiors and to communicate effectively with members of the wider community.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Hayley Randall

Talent Acquisition Consultant


 Applications close: 11:30 pm, Sunday 27th October

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.