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Lecturer, Indigenous Law and Justice Hub (Indigenous Australian Applicants Only)

Melbourne, Australia
$114,654 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
21 Jan 2024

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Academic Discipline
Law, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Lecturers / Assistant Professors
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job no: 0060571
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Melbourne Law School
Salary: Level B – $114,654 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super


About the Role

The Lecturer position with the Indigenous Law and Justice Hub (‘The Hub’) at the Melbourne Law School (MLS) will assist in developing teaching, research and engagement projects under the guidance of the Hub’s Director and Advisory Council. The Lecturer will be expected to contribute to the work of MLS through Indigenous Law and Justice Hub projects in teaching and learning, research, and leadership and service. The projects are aligned with the Hub’s overarching agenda of bringing together legal experts and community leaders to produce innovative, rigorous legal research that can be directly applied in Indigenous advocacy and self-governance, and create teaching and engagement opportunities that seek that shift the legal profession towards decolonial futures.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Teaching and examining subjects in the Juris Doctor program, the Breadth programme, and/or the MLM programmes
  • Conulting with Indigenous and other students regarding study, research and other issues
  • Designing and developing curriculum, assessment, and subject materials, including graduate and online environments

Who We Are Looking For

You should possess a robust academic record and demonstrate high-level academic research and writing skills, particularly in the realm of Indigenous legal issues. Your expertise should extend to a highly developed understanding and experience of the political and historical events faced by Indigenous Peoples since colonization. Additionally, you must exhibit highly developed written and oral communication skills, effectively engaging with Indigenous peoples and communities, as well as various stakeholders, using diverse social media and communication methods. Demonstrated computer proficiency, including experience with the Microsoft Office Suite and database management, is also essential.

You will also have:

  • An appropriate degree in law or relevant field, with a specialisation in Indigenous legal issues, regulation or law or a related field
  • Excellent time management skills and organisational skills including the ability to coordinate a number of tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Experience of working independently, but also being a productive and flexible team member who from time to time may need to assist the Director of the Indigenous Law and Justice Hub and other members of the team

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

The Indigenous Law and Justice Hub (The Hub)  

The Hub is a Law School research institute that brings together legal experts and community leaders to produce rigorous legal research that can be directly applied in Indigenous advocacy and self-governance. They are educators who play a central role in developing law students’ understandings of Indigenous cultures, legal systems, and Indigenous experiences of settler law. Their research focuses on two areas of law and policy that are of pressing importance for Indigenous peoples: Criminal In/justice and Treaty. The Hub team aims to support and amplify Indigenous voices in these fields with high quality legal research and improved community access to research and advice.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  1. Cover Letter
    • Including a list of your academic work
  2. Resume

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: Sunday 21 January 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description: 0060571_Lecturer Indigenous Law and Justice Hub_PD.pdf


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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