Lecturer in Private Law

Crawley, Subiaco, Australia
07 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Jul 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Law School

  • Ongoing appointment
  • Salary range: Level B $96,210 - $114,250 per annum
  • Plus 17% Super

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

The Team

As the UWA Law School celebrates its 90th Anniversary, we continue to build on our heritage of academic excellence, providing a broad range of education programs and leading research projects with impact. We are committed to contributing to our local, national and international communities with the continuing valued support of our alumni and national and international partners.

The Law School comprises over fifty scholars engaged in teaching and research in law and socio-legal studies. Continually evolving to meet current and future challenges, we have particular focus on internationalisation and multi-disciplinarily; Faculty have been drawn from top universities around the world including Australia, North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa and Asia and have broad ranging expertise delivering quality teaching programs and research with impact.

Scholars within the Law School are engaged in a diverse range of legal and socio-legal research areas covering public, private, international and domestic law, as well as law and society, justice studies and criminology. Our research projects are focused on producing valuable scholarship with real-world impact through a variety of written outputs (books, journal articles, research reports, submissions) as well as disseminating information through public lectures, workshops, online and within our taught programs.

About the opportunity

A Lecturer in the UWA Law School is responsible for contributing to the School’s teaching programs, research, and engagement activities and for carrying out the duties of an academic in their field of expertise.  The applicant must be motivated to teach and develop a research portfolio whilst contributing to the UWA Law School more generally.

The appointee will add value to the School’s undergraduate majors, professional qualifying degree, the Juris Doctor and its Masters programs, particularly in the area of Private (Business) Law.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Enrolment in or completed a PhD, or equivalent, in Private Law or a related discipline.
  • The ability to teach effectively at a tertiary level, including an ability and interest in developing and implementing innovative teaching methods.
  • The ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels and evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles.
  • The ability to liaise and effectively communicate with relevant sections of the community, professional bodies, government departments and other external organisations.
  • Evidence of high level interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description

Closing date: 28 July 2017

This position is open to international applications.

The University offers an attractive benefits package including generous superannuation, leave provisions and salary packaging, and a challenging and supportive working environment.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.