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  • Full-time, Continuing position

  • Salary Academic Level B + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

  • About the Role

    The Lecturer in Law will be required to teach and conduct classes in courses relevant to their field of expertise and assist in the academic and administrative, consultative and coordination tasks involved with these courses. Academics with expertise in any of the Priestley 11 subject areas (contracts, torts, evidence, civil procedure, criminal law and procedure, equity and trusts, constitutional and administrative law, company, property law and ethics and professional responsibility) should apply.

    Subject areas of particular need are: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Company Law, Technology and the Law. Academics with expertise in subject areas such as international law or clinical legal education are also encouraged to apply. Functions associated with the position include preparation and presentation of lectures and tutorials, assessment of students and course administration in line with the University's quality assurance requirements.

    The Lecturer is also required to undertake research activities in line with the University's research strategy. It is expected that the Lecturer will work under support and guidance to develop expertise in teaching and research with an increasing degree of autonomy.

    About You

    To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and teach programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including online delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials in two or more of the Priestley 11 subject areas: contracts, torts, evidence, civil procedure, criminal law and procedure, equity and trusts, constitutional and administrative law, company, property law and ethics and professional responsibility, and in international law and law and technology subject areas. Subject areas of particular need are: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Company Law, Technology and the Law.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.

  • Evidence of research output including publications in high quality journals, conference contributions and/or technical reports in the field.

  • Demonstrated progression towards gaining research funding, managing research projects, publishing the outcomes, and/or building a profile as an excellent researcher.

  • Ability to generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government.

  • Ability to work autonomously whilst displaying a strong commitment to work in a team environment, including the demonstrated ability to confidently and effectively work with colleagues, project team leaders, and industry partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage varying workloads and respond to changing priorities as required.

  • Show a growing publication pipeline with high quality outputs in the area of expertise (including high quality refereed Law.

  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills.

  • Qualifications

    Mandatory : Qualification in undergraduate law or a Juris Doctor and admission to practice as an Australian lawyer. Qualification of a PhD in Law or have been an active candidate for their PhD for at least two years. Candidates without a PhD may be considered for appointment to a Lecturer Level A role.

    Preferred : Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning. Applicants without this qualification but with demonstrated expertise in higher education in the relevant discipline should apply.

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the Graduate School of Business & Law

    The Graduate School of Business & Law (GSBL) commenced operations in January 2010. In July 2010 the GSBL moved to the new Emily McPherson premises, opening an exciting new phase in RMIT's development of professional programs for the experienced, post-graduate business market.

    The RMIT Juris Doctor Program (JD) was introduced in July 2007 in RMIT and has become a part of the GSBL in 2010. The JD provides non-law graduates the opportunity to obtain a qualification that leads to entry into the legal profession. In 2021 RMIT offered three undergraduate law programs, Bachelor of Laws; Bachelor Laws/Bachelor of Business (Information Systems); Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance). In 2022, the Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Laws was added to the undergraduate law program. The Law program features clinic and internship opportunities for both JD and undergraduate law programs, and staff engage in innovative and quality research with social impact.

    RMIT has one of the longest standing MBA programs in Australia, commencing the program in the mid-1970s. The GSBL now offers MBAs for Executive, Graduate and OUA students and corporate students. These programs are now delivered to over 1,000 students in the Melbourne and Vietnam campuses as well as online. The GSBL offers both MBA and MBA (Executive) programs. The MBA (Executive) program is designed for students with significant work experience. It is also offered in on-line mode in partnership with OUA. The MBA program is for more recent graduates who may have less work experience. It is offered in full- and part-time modes with the majority of students studying full-time. The MBA attracts a large number of international students.

    RMIT's location in the heart of a major Australian city ensures that the education provided can be closely linked to professional and industry needs. The School has a wide range of research interests concentrating around Innovation, Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurship along with legal research interests in Business and Human Rights, Law and Technology, International Law, Labour Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Company Law and Corporate Governance and Regulation.

    At GSBL we believe our strength lies in our ability to develop well-educated, self-aware and highly competent graduates.

    Click here for further details about the School.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV , covering letter , and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link below.

    For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Kassie McKnight, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor via email on [email protected]

    PD - Lecturer, Law

    Applications Close:

    26 Feb 2023 11.59 pm

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