Lecturer, Law

Melbourne, Australia
£55923.79 - £66410.51 per annum + 17% Super
24 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full Time, Continuing Position
  • Academic Level B +17% Superannuation
  • Based at the City Campus, but may be required to teach online as required

About the Role/ You

The Lecturer in Law will be required to teach and conduct classes in disciplines relevant to their field of expertise and assist in the academic and administrative, consultative and coordination tasks involved with these courses. Functions associated with the position include presentation of lectures and tutorials, assessment of students and course administration in line with the University's quality assurance requirements.

As the Lecturer in Law, you will also be required to undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy. It is expected that in this position you will work under support and guidance to develop expertise in teaching and research with an increasing degree of autonomy.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and teach programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including online delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials in two or more of the following areas of law: Constitutional law, Administrative law, Civil Procedure/Dispute Resolution, Legal Ethics and Clinical Legal Education.
  • Capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.
  • Evidence of research output including publications, conference contributions and/or technical reports in the field.
  • Ability to generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

About the College/Portfolio

The RMIT Juris Doctor Program (JD) was introduced in July 2007. The JD provides non-law graduates the opportunity to obtain a qualification that leads to entry into the legal profession. In 2021 RMIT offered three undergraduate law programs, Bachelor of Laws; Bachelor Laws/Bachelor of Business (Information Systems); Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance).

RMIT's location in the heart of a major Australian city ensures that the education provided can be closely linked to professional and industry needs. The school has a wide range of research interests concentrating around Legal Innovation, Business and Human Rights, Law and Technology, International Law, Labour Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Contract Law and Legal Regulation

The following programs form part of the portfolio of Programs in the Department Law. During the normal course of refreshing and renewing the School's program profile, this list of programs is subject each year to change, disestablishment, or addition:

  • Juris Doctor;
  • LLB;
  • Business Law Group;
  • Graduate Certificates in Emerging Technologies and Law with RMIT Online.

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About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV, covering letter addressing and a separate document address the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Sheri Carnegie, Senior Talent Advisor via email at sheri.carnegie@rmit.edu.au.


  • Qualification in undergraduate law or a Juris Doctor and admission to practice as an Australian lawyer.
  • Qualification of a PhD in Law or have been an active candidate for their PhD for at least two years.
  • Candidates without a PhD may be appointed to a Lecturer Level A role.

Applications close on Sunday 13th of February at 11:59 pm.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Vaccination Requirements

The COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) and as amended and replaced from time to time (Directions), affect all persons employed or engaged to perform work by RMIT.

As such, offers of employment from RMIT are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can access the Directions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

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