Lecturer, Law (Early Career Development Fellow)

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Sep 2023

28 Aug 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Juridical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

6 Sep 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
  • Full-time, 3 years Fixed Term position
  • Salary Academic Level B + 17% Superannuation
  • 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 experience in clinical legal education and who can oversee expansion of the clinical legal education programs in the Juris Doctor and the Bachelor of Laws, including double degrees, should apply. The Level B Lecturer will also have 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, statutory interpretation, company, property law and ethics and professional responsibility).

About You

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

  • Evidence of casual teaching in an Australian University and must not have been employed on a continuing basis at an Australian University within the past three years.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and teach programs at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including online delivery, and 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, statutory interpretation and professional ethics and responsibility. Experience in teaching international law and law and technology subject areas will also be considered. Subject areas of particular need are: Administrative Law, Company Law, Statutory Interpretation, Technology and the Law.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning.
  • Demonstrated capacity to liaise with industry to generate partnerships that will enhance clinical legal education programs.
  • 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.
  • Show a growing publication pipeline with high quality outputs in the area of expertise (including high quality refereed Law journals and/ or related fields
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills.



  • Qualification in undergraduate law or a Juris Doctor and admission to practice as an Australian lawyer.
  • To be eligible to apply, candidates must have performed casual teaching work at an Australian University and must not have been employed on a continuing/permanent basis at an Australian University within the past three years. Applicants who have previously been employed on a fixed-term basis at an Australian University are eligible for this position, however the requirement remains to also have performed casual teaching work as per the above parameters.

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

About the Graduate School of Business and Law

The Graduate School of Business & Law (GSBL), within the College of Business and Law, 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, the 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.

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 'Apply' link below.

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

Position Description - Lecturer, Law (ECDF)

Applications close on Wednesday, 6th September at 11.59pm.

About RMIT University

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