Professor/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, School of Law

Armidale, Australia
$102,546 to $193,686 per annum
20 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2023
223042, 223043, 223044, 223048
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

The UNE School of Law are Hiring!

School of Law | Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law (SABL)

Join Australia’s largest and most experienced distance provider of first-class legal education with world-standard research! We are recruiting six teaching and research academic positions in Law covering levels B to E, two of which are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Identified roles. We are looking for researchers keen to contribute to our continued research excellence!

  • Continuing, Full-time
  • Lecturer $102,546 to $121,534 per annum (Level B) 
  • Senior Lecturer $ 125,329 to $144,321 (Level C)
  • Associate Professor $ 150,646 to $ 168,834 per annum (Level D)
  • Professor $193,686 per annum (Level E)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. 
  • Salary packaging options are available.
  • Consideration will be given to requests for hybrid/flexible/work-from-home arrangements.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have ongoing full-time work rights (UNE will not provide sponsorship for this position)

Acknowledgement of Country

The University of New England would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which the University conducts its business which is a place of ceremony, celebration and renewal for Traditional Custodians. In doing so, we also acknowledge the Elders of those lands’ past and present, and we also recognise their spiritual connection to Country and as the Traditional Knowledge holders of the land on which they have lived for thousands of years.

About the University of New England

The University of New England (UNE) is a regionally based, globally networked university renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. In addition, UNE pioneered teaching to external students making it the most experienced provider of distance and innovative online education.

UNE emphasises its people, staff and students' growth and development. We aspire to be a leader in innovation and change and a centre for the Armidale and the North-West communities.

Equality principles underline everything that UNE does, and we are committed to engaging, supporting and growing a richly diverse workforce. From the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at the heart of our campus to the inclusive organisations such as the Ally network, The Women’s Society, and the many international cultural groups, there is a welcoming place for all peoples at UNE.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy (PVC IS), Professor Joe Fraser is responsible for delivering on the University’s Indigenous education priorities under UNE’s strategic plan, Future Fit, and for the Oorala Aboriginal Centre and the services it provides to Indigenous students at UNE. Professor Fraser has extensive experience in Indigenous education and strategic planning, particularly around the accreditation of organisations. He has worked as a senior academic, as a manager of Indigenous university structures, and in community education programs and policy development.

The University of New England Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 2019-2023 (Employment Strategy) provides a platform to improve employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The UNE Employment Strategy 2019-2023 will guide the development of action and approaches that support culturally aware workplaces and practices, improved employment opportunities, career development options, including academic career paths, for current and prospective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students.

Genuinely consulting and collaborating with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities where UNE conducts its business is an integral part of UNE. Adopting a strengths-based approach by consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the design, delivery and evaluation of strategies that build on and enhance the capacity of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and further solidify our working relationships with them.

About You

To succeed, you will have experience, skills and demonstrated ability at the appropriate level for the position as outlined in the appropriate Position Statement.

You will have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or a Juris Doctor 9JD), together with a PhD, or nearing completion, of that award or equivalent.

You will embody the UNE values of Openness, Inquiry, Exceptional and making a difference. In addition, you will be committed to achieving the goals embedded in the Future Fit Strategic Plan Future Fit 2021-2030: Personalised Learning Journeys, Empowering Communities, and Building Resilience.

About the Role

You will join a collegial and mutually supportive law school. A substantial part of the School’s teaching is online, within a supportive pedagogic framework for students. Therefore, potential applicants will need to possess a demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and a willingness to adapt to new software environments, especially in the delivery of teaching to external students. Assistance will be provided to acquire the necessary technical skills.

The School has an active research culture, and as a new staff member, you will contribute to high quality publications and other research outputs. All staff are also expected to make a service contribution to the institution. 

About the School of Law 

The School of Law is Australia’s largest and most experienced distance provider of first-class legal education with world-standard research. The Law School enables students to undertake Australian legal studies on campus or online from anywhere on the continent and beyond. The School takes pride in exceptionally high levels of satisfaction from its students, who acknowledge their success is largely due to the opportunities provided by UNE’s School of Law.  

The core of the School of Law research is its capacity to conduct cutting-edge research on legal issues in Regional, Rural and Remote (RRR) areas. It has three major legal research themes for its RRR research. These themes are based on the expertise of the academic colleagues and their track record in publishing, grants and HDR students. Natural Resources and Sustainability Governance spans the full spectrum of governance instruments, from local government ordinances to international conventions and non-government rules, codes of practice, and standards. Rural Law and Justice aims to accelerate the research with the intersections of law and other factors such as gender, race, age, socioeconomics and disability in the context of rurality. Local Governance, Business and Politics encompasses the fundamentals and rules of governance, politics, and business, including corporate, governmental, indigenous, international law, and governance research topics.

Additionally, The Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw) is the only Australian research centre that pursues innovative scholarship on laws and institutions affecting RRR communities. Established in 2004, it is known for its research projects on rural sustainability and social justice and particularly for its focus on emphasising empirical and institutional analyses of legal governance.  

About Armidale

In Armidale, you will experience the best country hospitality and rural living—shopping, gourmet food, leading primary and secondary schools and sporting facilities. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England countryside on a rural property.  To find out more, visit

Enquiries and additional information

To discuss this role, please contact Professor Michael Adams, Head of School and Academic Director, Sydney Campus. Phone 02 6773 5150, or

Closing Date: Midnight, 10 April 2023

Reference No: 223042, 223043, 223044, 223048

To Apply

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