Senior Lecturer, Law

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
February 26, 2023
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  • Full-time, Continuing position

  • Salary Academic Level C + 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 Senior Lecturer will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the Graduate School of Business and Law. The incumbent is to make a significant contribution to the delivery of programs and to be actively involved in research, consulting and other professional activities.

    The Senior Lecturer 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.

    The Senior Lecturer will develop, engage in and lead high quality research projects that are aligned with the University's research focus areas to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs. The Senior Lecturer will have an important research leadership role in embedding their research expertise into the life of the School and will be required to develop high-quality, productivity-driven networks across RMIT and with local, national and global, internal and external partners. The Senior Lecturer may have responsibility for program management.

    About You

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

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses and prepare and deliver programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement.

  • Ability to manage a large program or a number of small programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to support student issues related to effective learning.

  • Emerging nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets.

  • Extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.

  • Extensive experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage academic program teams, supporting scholarly development of less experienced academic staff.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within a university.

  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with senior executives, external bodies, produce executive reports, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.

  • Qualifications


  • Qualification in undergraduate law or a Juris Doctor and admission to practice as an Australian lawyer; and

  • Qualification of a PhD in Law.

  • Preferred:

  • Completion of the Essentials of Learning and Teaching or possess (or eligible to apply for) appropriate HEA fellowship (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they may be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).
  • 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 – Senior Lecturer, Law

    Applications Close:

    26 Feb 2023 11.59 pm

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