Opportunities Available - Macquarie Law School Academic Staff - Join a Law School with Purpose

Macquarie University
March 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,787 - $136,995
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Macquarie Law School is located in the Michael Kirby Building, a brand new, innovative, world-class building aimed at sparking collaboration between academics, students, research stakeholders, and the legal profession.

We are seeking applications from outstanding law academics to contribute to the teaching, research and engagement programmes in the School. We have current openings for Level B and Level C academics and encourage those with experience over a broad spectrum of discipline areas to apply. Research and teaching experience in core Priestley units is highly valued.


Teaching and Research Academic

Teaching and Research Academic is a balanced academic role which will combine elements of research (40%), teaching (40%), leadership and service (20%). It is expected that the appointees will:

  • Teach and coordinate, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  • Actively seek funding for, and contribute to, the research activities of Macquarie Law School (including interdisciplinary research)

  • Contribute to engagement and service activities on behalf of Macquarie University and Macquarie Law School

  • Teaching and Leadership Academic

    The Teaching & Leadership Academic is a specialist role for Academic staff who dedicate their workload contribution to Teaching, Teaching Leadership, (70%) and Service (30%). Reporting to the Dean of School, you will be part of a growing Teaching and Leadership Team in the School. You will enhance the student experience through the delivery of outstanding teaching, focusing on pedagogic innovation, and governance and leadership of academic programmes. You will coordinate units within our accredited Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Juris Doctor (LD) degrees, contribute to teaching and learning committees, and drive new initiatives and opportunities in these areas within the School.

    Salary Package: Annual Full-time base salary for the level of appointment, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading:

  • Lecturer, Level B, from $115,787 - $136,995 p.a.

  • Senior Lecturer, Level C , from $141,376 - $162,584 p.a.


    Macquarie Law School was established in 1972 and has a rich history in legal education, scholarship, and industry and community engagement. We pioneered the interdisciplinary study of law, designed to foster a sound understanding of legal doctrine as well as an awareness of the role of law in society and a sense of social responsibility. Our researchers and students are dedicated to enquiry and shaping the future of the law.

    We are home to two Macquarie University Faculty of Arts Research Centres: The Centre for Environmental Law (CEL) and the Centre for Energy and Natural Resources Innovation and Transformation (CENRIT). We partner with DLA Piper to support Wallumatta Legal, a low bono family law practice, and we are leaders in the provision of work integrated learning opportunities.

    We take pride in our desire to impact the world for the better. Our ambition is to educate future leaders and to provide thought leadership on key societal and economic issues. We are a highly ranked law school and Macquarie University enjoys a 5-star QS rating. Located in the heart of one of Australia's largest business precincts, within a stunning parkland campus close to bustling and beautiful Sydney, Macquarie is a thriving hub of discovery and collaboration.

    In January 2024, Macquarie Law School took up residence in the new Michael Kirby Building at the heart of the University Campus.The Michael Kirby Building is home to a world-class Moot Court, state-of-the-art teaching facilities and a light-filled workplace that inspires collaboration and connectivity.

    If you share our passion for innovation and excellence, if you want to make tomorrow better, if you are aspiring for a world-class career, we invite you to join us and find your purpose.


    To be considered for a position, please identify which level of appointment you are applying for and specify whether you are applying for a Teaching and Leadership Role OR a Teaching and Research role. Apply online by submitting your CV and a separate cover letter (not exceeding 3 pages) that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

    Selection Criteria for Lecturer (Level B) Applicants:

  • PhD in a relevant field of law

  • Demonstrated experience in quality research/scholarship, which may be evidenced by publications and/or success in attracting research support

  • Demonstrated success in teaching law at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the ability to develop innovative approaches to teaching and learning

  • Demonstrated capacity for the supervision of higher degree research students

  • Record of contributing, or capacity to contribute, to administration in a University or professional setting

  • Record of enhancing, or capacity to enhance, the University's reputation through engagement with relevant external stakeholders

  • Selection Criteria for Senior Lecturer (Level C) Applicants:

  • PhD in a relevant field of Law

  • Capacity for research leadership and contribution to research culture, activities, and outputs in a discipline of law

  • Demonstrated research quality and impact with an excellent track record of research publications in quality journals

  • Demonstrated ability to secure research funding

  • Demonstrated experience in effective undergraduate and postgraduate teaching including ability to develop and lead innovative approaches to teaching and learning

  • Demonstrable higher degree supervision philosophy and Record of higher degree supervision

  • Record of enhancing the University's reputation through engagement with relevant external stakeholders including legal professionals

  • Record of contributing through meaningful service in a university or professional setting

  • Position Enquiries: Professor, Lise Barry, Dean Macquarie Law School, at [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Emma Todd, HR Consultant, at [email protected]

    APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 10th March 2024, at 11:59pm (AEDT)

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    10/03/2024 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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