Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Law

Melbourne, VIC
14 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Swinburne Law School
  • Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level C/D - $122,946 - $162,463 plus 17% super

About the Job

We are seeking a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor to join us in the Swinburne Law School in 2022. The School teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in law, including the Bachelor of Laws and the Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology with a focus on law and technology and practical skills. The School has an agenda of building a strong research culture that includes international collaboration, competitive grants and high-quality publications.

As the new Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor you will lead, innovate and embrace diversity to enrich the opportunities of colleagues and students, preparing and delivering classes including face to face, blended and online and assess students in all programs delivered by the School. This includes developing and supporting academic programs and working with the academic team in the development of program change and innovation. You will also be expected to mentor and counsel students on academic matters and to supervise PhD students.

You will be focused on providing strong and energetic leadership in teaching and research and a contribution to the School’s research output, income and impact is required. You will assume administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties and contribute to School administration generally, including assuming the role of Course Director of the Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology (for a term of 3 years).

The position is expected to participate in activities that foster and build further on existing links with government, business, communities and the law and criminal justice profession in Australia and internationally.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you

To be suitable for the role you will have:

  • A law degree that fulfils the academic requirements for admission to legal practice
  • An earned doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake teaching, associated administrative duties, coordination and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In particular, demonstrated capacity to teach in at least two of the key areas of law offered by the School in criminal law and justice
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative education, including blended learning formats, online teaching and the use of case studies, role-plays and/or simulations in the learning environment

A full list of selection criteria is available within the relevant position description.


To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits and refer to ‘Benefits’ section.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on ‘apply’ or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. Please clearly identify in your cover letter if you are applying for the Senior Lecturer position or the Associate Professor position or both.

For further information about this position, contact Prof. Mirko Bagaric via email -

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Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Charter of Cultural Diversity
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
  • Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Orders from Victoria’s Minister for Health require all Swinburne workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) 2021 Order (No. 1). All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Applications close at 5 pm, Friday 11th February 2022

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)

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