Senior Lecturer, Law

Hawthorn, Australia
$125,405 - $144,302 plus 17% super
11 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join the Swinburne Law School
  • Ongoing, full-time position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level C $125,405 - $144,302 plus 17% super

About the Job

We are seeking a Senior Lecturer to join us in the Swinburne Law School. 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, 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. 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 supervise PhD students.

You will be focused on providing energetic leadership in teaching and research and a contribution to the school’s research output, income and impact is required. You will foster and build links with government, business, communities and the profession in Australia and internationally. 

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

About you

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • 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 across the Priestley 11 units in the LLB, but a proven record in teaching criminal law will be advantageous.
  • 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 research track record that evidences prominent national standing and impact, as well as the ability to be competitive for purposes of grant funding and research supervision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to leadership and service to the Law School, university, and broader academic community.


  • 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

To Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.

For further information about this role and to review the position description; please click 'apply' or click onto it at the bottom of the advert.

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Amanda Scardamaglia, Acting Dean and Department Chair, Swinburne Law School via email at

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on

Applications Close: Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 5 pm

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

Diversity and Inclusion

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For any support please contact our Aboriginal Employment Coordinator at or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.