Associate Lecturer / Lecturer, School of Law

Brisbane, Australia
$87,006.34 to $141,067.91 per annum plus super of up to 17%
05 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • School of Law
  • Academic Level A or B
  • 3 x Continuing Positions
  • Applications Close Monday 1st August 2022 at 11:00 pm AEST (R-13663)

About This Opportunity

The successful applicant will teach into one or more of the undergraduate core law courses, which are mandated as ‘Prescribed Areas of Knowledge’ required for admission to legal practice (known as the ‘Priestley 11’), and into other existing electives. Although all suitably qualified persons are encouraged to apply, applications are particularly welcome from those with an interest in one or more of the following areas: Civil Procedure; Commercial Law (including Consumer Protection, Banking and Finance, and Insurance); Contract Law; Cyber Security; Employment/Labour Law; Evidence; Intellectual Property; International Trade Law; and Maritime Law. The successful applicant will also engage in high-quality, original research in the field of law, with the potential to impact upon academic debates, nationally and internationally, as well as law reform, policy development and/or legal practice. The successful applicant will also engage in citizenship, service and engagement activities that support the School, Faculty and/or University’s strategic direction.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and deliver compulsory and/or elective courses within the undergraduate law program and/or other programs within the University serviced by law school staff;
  • Fulfil the duties of course coordinator, which includes developing innovative course materials, as well as managing and assisting the teaching team and consulting with students;
  • Develop, practise, evaluate, and communicate improved pedagogies and learning materials for the School’s small-group teaching format;
  • Supervise or assist with the supervision of research projects and students within the undergraduate, postgraduate (Master’s and PhD) and Pro Bono clinical program as appropriate;
  • Publish research in leading refereed law journals, books, scholarly monographs, and other high-quality publications;
  • Develop a research profile of high-quality research that has the potential for national and international recognition and impact;
  • Seek competitive funding for research through national, international competitive grant schemes, and/or industry or government partners;
  • Engage in citizenship, service and engagement activities, through roles that support the School, Faculty and/or University activities.

This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.

Reporting Relationships

The position reports to the Academic Dean and Head of School.

About You

Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant field. Additionally, you will demonstrate:

  • A legal qualification in law (LLB, JD or equivalent), and a PhD that has either been conferred or is under examination or is in the final stages of completion;
  • Demonstrated capability to engage in learning and teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels and to develop innovative course and program material for effective learning practices in the context of the discipline;
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as evidenced, for example by teaching performance metrics and/or peer evaluation;
  • Demonstrated capability to develop a program of high-quality research that supports national and international publications, and will lay the foundation for competitive grants and fellowships;
  • The skills to establish and grow effective relationships and to promote the School within the University, the national and international legal academy, and the wider community, including industry, government and professional bodies;
  • Evidence of engaging and supporting School, Faculty and University activities;
  • High-level communication and interpersonal skills.

What We Can Offer

These are full time Continuing positions at Level A or Level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary for Level A will be in the range

$87,006.34 - $96,530.67 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $101,797.42- $112,940.88 per annum. 

The full-time equivalent base salary for Level B will be in the range 

$101,533.66 - $120,570.86 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $118,794.38 - $141,067.91 per annum.

The following flexible employment options may be available for this role:

Part time/job share; some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressed hours; purchased leave; flex-time.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Rick Bigwood   at

For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing the About You section   
  • Resume

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted. 

About The Selection Process

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available

Other Information

Sponsorship:Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.