Lecturer in Law

Charles Darwin University


June 3, 2022


Full time, continuing appointment   
Research Active Academic Level B Salary $104,167 to $118,427 
Plus 17% super and 6 weeks annual leave
Darwin Waterfront Campus 


Contribute to teaching, research and innovative community engagement activities in the area of Law


At CDU we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We're about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to make sure every member of our university community feels that they truly belong. Understanding that it is through our focus on our people and leveraging our differences that will make CDU the most connected university in Australia, we are striving to ensure that our culture and our community is inclusive of all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations people, Women at all levels, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People, People with Disability, Neurotypical and Neurodiverse People, LGBTIQ+ People, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers are welcomed.


You make CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.  


About the position
As a Lecturer in Law, you will develop and deliver a mix of semester length units as well as short courses aimed at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels whilst contributing to legal scholarship and/or scholarship relating to pedagogy and, where appropriate engage in co-supervision of higher degree research students. You'll coordinate training opportunities for research students, help guide the strategic directions of the College's research and training programs and be involved in the development and teaching of units, utilising both on-campus and flexible-modes of teaching.


About you
To be successful you will possess:

  • A relevant postgraduate qualification or higher in Law, or related discipline and proven experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated research ability and commitment to carrying out legal research.
  • Evidence of effectiveness as a law teacher, a commitment to superior teaching outcomes, flexible teaching hours (including evening classes) and demonstrated interest in the development and understanding of distance learning and modern information and communication technologies.
  • Evidence of ability to teach into at least two of the Priestly 11 subjects, including Administrative Law, Contracts, Corporations Law and Equity and Trusts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively undertake administrative responsibilities, including unit co-ordination.
  • Demonstrated capacity and willingness to work effectively and consultatively as a member of a team. Advanced communication and interpersonal skills engaging a wide range of audiences, and successful experience in collaborative endeavours.


To view the responsibilities of the role, please click on the: Position Profile


All applications must be received online via the 'apply' button and should include a cover letter and a detailed resume. 


For application enquiries please contact Alan Berman on 08 8946 6116 or email alan.berman@cdu.edu.au


The Chief Health Officer Covid-19 Directions (No.52) 2021 ("the Directions") made under the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 applies to workers in the role you are applying for and you will be requested to evidence your current COVID-19 vaccination status.


Applications Open: Wednesday 4 May 2022
Applications Close: Friday 3 June 2022

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