Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Law

Melbourne, Australia
27 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Full-time and continuing positions
  • Level B $100,837 - $119,266 OR Level C - $122,950 - $141,381 + 17% Superannuation

The role

Deakin Law School (DLS) is a leading provider of legal education that equips the next generation of lawyers and legal professionals for global careers. DLS incorporates a diverse range of study and research areas including intellectual property, corporate governance, cyber law, health law, sentencing and criminal justice, migration law, energy and natural resources law as well as all the core legal units. DLS also incorporates specialised law clinics operating as a community legal centre that offers students an important opportunity to work under supervision on real cases with real clients.

We currently have two exciting opportunities for experienced legal professionals or academics to join the School in continuing positions where the successful candidates will undertake teaching, research and program development, primarily in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law.

You will be actively involved in teaching, including making significant contributions to innovative teaching, and carrying out activities to maintain and develop your scholarly research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession. If successful in obtaining a position, you will be required to undertake research, and publish in quality, internationally-ranked journals. You will be involved in the research of the Law School, and participate in external competitive research funding activities. You will be involved in academic and professional service and engagement, industry partnerships, and professional activities that will enhance the scholarly reputation of the University.

To be successful, you will have:

  • A PhD/terminal degree in law and other relevant qualifications and experience.
  • An excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in UG and/or PG programs, including experience in curriculum design.
  • An emerging reputation in research and scholarship through publications and/or success in obtaining external research funding.
  • The ability to make a contribution to community engagement in relation to research and teaching.
  • The capacity to contribute to leadership in teaching, research and/or administration.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues.
  • A commitment to fostering relationships with research, community, industry, government, and professional partners and with other higher educational institutions.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Deliver learner-centric, research-informed teaching practices across different levels / modes of delivery.
  • Contribute to the review of units and courses and implement refinements.
  • Provide clear assessment criteria and timely feedback to learners, monitoring and adapting assessment practices to facilitate and improve learning outcomes.
  • Develop effective assessment tasks and rubrics at the Unit level to improve learning outcomes.
  • Initiate, design and conduct high-quality research activities generating high impact outputs.
  • Widely communicate research outputs to the discipline, the profession, other sectors and the community, nationally and internationally, ensuring impact in the field and the community.
  • Support research funding applications that influence policy, strategy or translate into real world impact.
  • Build a national reputation, based on developing a focused body of work recognised for quality, excellence and impact.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the University’s strategic agenda through formal and informal leadership and contributing to the delivery of core outcomes.

Applications for this position close on 25 January 2022.

Please submit your resume, responses to the key selection criteria, and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor Jenni Lightowlers, Dean, Deakin Law School, at j.lightowlers@deakin.edu.au

This role requires the successful applicants to have, and maintain, a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

Our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.