Clinical Programs Lecturer

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 26 Nov 2023

18 Nov 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Juridical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

26 Nov 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job no: 0060437
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.5 FTE); Continuing
Faculty: Melbourne Law School
Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role

This is a Teaching Specialist academic position within the Melbourne Law School Clinics program at Melbourne Law School. The successful applicant will work closely with the Director of MLS Clinics, to support the work of MLS Clinics including coordinating and teaching the JD subject Public Interest Law Clinic (PILC). The successful applicant will also contribute to developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including PILC partner organisations, and assist with public interest projects, events and communications

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating and teaching the JD elective subject Public Interest Law Clinic
  • Teaching into the JD elective subject Legal Internship, or coordinating and/or teaching other subjects as agreed
  • Assisting the Director of the Melbourne Law School Clinics with teaching and supporting clinical legal education

Who We Are Looking For

You should have the potential to make a valuable contribution to clinical teaching and learning. Additionally, you should demonstrate the capability to contribute to the development of the clinic program by engaging in curriculum development, nurturing relationships with clinic partners, and participating in course design. Legal practice experience and strong communication, organizational, and project management skills are also essential.

You will also have:

  • A good graduate degree in law. In exceptional circumstances a person with an undergraduate law degree may be considered for this role where they have very considerable practical experience to supplement that degree;
  • Appropriate legal practice experience;
  • Ability to work autonomously, as well as in a team;
  • Previous experience of clinical legal education and/or public interest law and/or legal practice.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School is Australia’s first all-graduate law faculty. Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law, and awarded this country’s first law degrees. The Law School is now fully graduate with its Juris Doctor for admission to practice recognised as a high level qualification in Australia and beyond. Coupled with the unrivalled excellence of the Melbourne Law Masters and its excellent Research Higher Degree programs, the Law School offers a unique opportunity for the integration of scholarship and teaching.

Its faculty is a vibrant community of creative scholars, committed to a highly collegial, research-intensive institutional life. The Law School has particular strengths in comparative analysis. It aims to integrate teaching with research and engagement activities and to engage with local, national and global communities.

The Law School is a single department faculty located in a custom designed building in University Square. The Law School has approximately 2,200 graduate students (including JD, Melbourne Law Masters and Research High Degrees).

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: Sunday 26 November 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description:   0060437_Clinical Programs Lecturer_PD.pdf

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