Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Research-path) in Law

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Jul 2022

  • Utilise your passion for and academic expertise in public or private Law
  • Excellent teaching and research environment
  • Permanent, full-time, position based in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)  is dynamic and vibrant with a diverse body of students, staff and partners. As one of the world's top 50 young universities and Aotearoa's newest, AUT is the university of opportunity where all students with talent and potential have the chance to succeed. We are a socially driven university with equity and excellence central to our purpose and actions, and we offer a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to government, business, industry and the professions.  AUT has over 29,000 students and around 4,000 staff across our three teaching campuses and is located in Aotearoa's largest city, Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland ­ - consistently ranked as one of the world's most liveable cities. 

AUT's new Vice-Chancellor has a clear vision, expressed through the cornerstone Ki Uta Ki Tai Student Success Plan, which will ensure a shared, cohesive approach for the University to achieve its commitments and ambitions for student success, inclusion and belonging.  Our law school is committed to this inspirational vision.

The Law School, which is part of AUT's Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, is Aotearoa's newest and arguably, its most contemporary - blending traditional legal education and focus on legal theory with a strong practical application. AUT law graduates are highly sought after by law firms, community organisations and other employers. Established in 2009, the School has grown significantly in size and stature. We have over 25 committed and passionate staff who are dedicated to providing an excellent learning experience for our incredibly diverse student community, whilst maintaining a focus on high-quality research that has genuine impact and makes significant ongoing contributions to Aotearoa's policies and legal frameworks.  We focus on high quality, innovative teaching with authentic practice-based assessment and staircasing graduates through to postgraduate research. As a School, we are an open, collegial group and support the growth of our people.

The Role

We have a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Law to develop their career in teaching, research and service. We are particularly interested in applicants who would contribute to our teaching in any of the following areas: Contract, Torts, Public Law, Criminal Law or Trusts, Tikanga Māori.  

We offer an excellent research environment, with generous research support. You will be expected to publish actively in your specialised field. Research is well supported within the School and the Faculty also offers a variety of contestable research funds. We embrace practice-led, as well as research-informed, approaches to teaching where the student experience is optimised. It is also expected that over time the successful candidate will seek external research funding, engage with government, business, the professions and the community, and contribute to School/Faculty activities. From time to time, you may be asked to teach on law courses outside the Law School.

You will have an open, engaging and collaborative attitude that is flexible to changing requirements. You will enhance the positive energy within the School, value diversity and enjoy working inclusively!

Application information

Applicants should submit their CV and a covering letter addressing the key requirements for the role (set out below):


  • A Post-graduate degree in law

Research and Scholarship:

  • Applicants will be committed to being research active and engaging in research informed teaching.
  • An early career academic will be able to demonstrate the capability to develop a strong research profile
  • More experienced candidates will already have a proven research track record with quality publications and ideally also success in external funding bids.

Teaching and Learning:

  • An early career academic will ideally have at least some tutoring or other teaching assistant experience.
  • More experienced candidates will have previous lecturing experience, evidence of curriculum development and ideally, experience supervising experience supervising post-graduate students.

In addition, knowledge and experience of Tikanga Māori would be advantageous. 

Start Date:  As soon as possible and ideally by February 2023. Interviews are expected to take place in weeks commencing 1 and 8 August 2022.

Salary ranges: Lecturer - $82,584 - $98,855; Senior Lecturer - $101,856 - $120,614

Appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant. 

For academic enquiries: contact Unayza Nabijan, Law School Coordinator/EA to the Dean of Law - unayza.nabijan@aut.ac.nz . For recruitment enquiries: contact Caroline Cranston - Recruitment Consultant - caroline.cranston@aut.ac.nz .

Advertising closes: 17 July 2022, 11:55pm

AUT's Law School is committed to achieving greater diversity and welcomes applications from all including, in particular, suitably qualified individuals from under-represented groups.

Please note we are also advertising an Associate Professor / Professor position - please find the link here  

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