Lecturer in Law

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
12 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
09 Nov 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • An exciting opportunity to contribute to the UWA Law School’s teaching and research, teaching into the School’s undergraduate law majors, professional qualifying degree (the Juris Doctor), and law Masters programs, particularly in the area/s of resources law, environmental law, property law, intellectual property law and/or commercial law and must be able to teach into the Law School’s Indigenisation program 
  • Full time ongoing position
  • Commencing 1 July 2022
  • Salary range: Level B $102,983 - $121,864 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

UWA Law School

Established in 1927, UWA Law School is the fifth oldest Law School in Australia and is Western Australia’s premier Law School.  We have a long and proud history of academic excellence, providing a broad range of education programs and leading research projects with impact. We are committed to contributing to our local, national and international communities with the continuing valued support of our alumni and national and international partners.

The UWA Law School comprises over fifty scholars engaged in teaching and research in law, socio-legal studies and criminology. Continually evolving to meet current and future challenges, we have particular focus on internationalisation and multi-disciplinarily. Faculty have been drawn from top universities around the world including Australia, North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Africa and have broad ranging expertise delivering quality teaching programs.

Scholars within the UWA Law School are engaged in a diverse range of legal and socio-legal research areas covering public, private, international and domestic law, as well as law and society, justice studies and criminology. Our research projects are focused on producing valuable scholarship with real-world impact through a variety of written outputs (books, journal articles, research reports, and submissions) as well as through conferences, public lectures, workshops and seminars.

About the opportunity

If selected as the successful appointee, you will be responsible for contributing to the School’s wide range of teaching programs, including its flagship Juris Doctor, with particular focus on the area/s of resources law, environmental law, property law, intellectual property law and/or commercial law. You will be required to engage with and teach into the Law School’s Indigenisation program.

You will also be expected to research, undertake research engagement activities and develop a research profile appropriate for an academic in your field of expertise and at your level of appointment.

In addition, you will be required to contribute, both internally and externally, to the Law School and broader University and external community.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of or significant progress towards a PhD, or equivalent, in Law.
  • Experience in teaching Law.
  • An emerging research profile in your area of expertise.
  • The ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels.
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles.
  • The ability to liaise and effectively communicate both in writing and orally to a wide range of audiences, including students, colleagues, relevant sections of the community, professional bodies, government departments and other external organisations.
  • Evidence of high level interpersonal skills.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: Tuesday, 9 November 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.