Senior Lecturer in Law

Sydney, Australia
07 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Opportunity for an enthusiastic Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Work with leading academics
  • Full-time, continuing

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 subjects offered within the undergraduate and postgraduate programs 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;
  • A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of publications in the highest quality domestic and international journals;
  • A demonstrated capacity or experience in leading research projects to a successful conclusion;
  • A demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students;
  • Capacity to convene, teach and design assessments at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in core law subjects including, but not restricted to, Public Law, Administrative Law, Remedies, Corporate Law, and Criminal Law;
  • Demonstrated experience in innovative curriculum design;
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders; and
  • Demonstrated experience to make a contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department with a track record of effective team work.

Enquiries: Associate Professor Vijaya Nagarajan, Acting Dean of Macquarie Law School, email:

Salary Package: from $121,953 to $140,246 p.a. (Level C), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing basis.

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.