Lecturer in Law

Sydney, Australia
07 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Teaching and Research opportunity
  • Work with leading academics
  • Full-time, fixed-term, 2 years, Level B

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future. Our research is gaining global recognition and with six research centers, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

Within the Faculty of Arts, Macquarie Law School was established in 1972 and has a rich history in legal education, scholarship and community engagement. A hallmark of all of our programs is a commitment to the interdisciplinary study of law, which is designed to foster a sound understanding of legal doctrine as well as an awareness of the role of law in society and a developed sense of social justice. The Law School has been involved in online learning since its inception and continues to develop its online learning delivery.

The role

Macquarie Law School is seeking to appoint suitably qualified academics to teach compulsory units offered within the undergraduate and postgraduate programs, to coordinate the conferences and workshops with stakeholders, and to engage in scholarly research which will have research impact.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position, the applicant will demonstrate the below requirements in their CV and a 1 - 2 page cover letter:


  • Hold a research degree in law and preferably a PhD;
  • Demonstrated experience in quality research/scholarship, which may be evidenced by publications and/or success in attracting research support;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching core law subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level (including, but not restricted to, International Law and International Trade and Finance Law) and the ability to develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrated capacity to supervise higher degree research students;
  • A record of contributing, or capacity to contribute, to administration in a University or professional setting and to interact within these settings; and
  • A record of enhancing, or capacity to enhance, the University's reputation through engagement with relevant external stakeholders.

 Enquiries: Associate Professor Vijaya Nagarajan, Acting Dean of Macquarie Law School, email: vijaya.nagarajan@mq.edu.au

Salary Package: from $99,879 to $118,174p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed-term for a period of 2 years.

Applications Close: Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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