Senior Lecturer - Adelaide Law School

Jan 03, 2021
Feb 02, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
(Level C) $121,256 to $139,445 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation may apply

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2 x fixed-term, full-time Senior Lecturer (Level C) positions available from January 2021 available for 2 years

The Adelaide Law School is looking to appoint two new academics - 1 in Evidence & Advocacy, and 1 in Administrative Law and/or Intellectual Property. Please specify which role you are applying for in your cover letter and when addressing the selection criteria.

These positions offer an opportunity to become part of a stimulating international and national legal academic environment. Appointed at the rank of Senior Lecturer (Level C), the successful candidate will play important roles in teaching, research and service at one of Australia's leading law schools. The successful candidate can expect to make a significant contribution to the Australian legal academy and to the future of the Australian legal profession.

The Adelaide Law School is one of four schools in the Faculty of the Professions. It is the second oldest law school in Australia with a strong history of academic achievement. The school offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and continuing professional development programs for legal practitioners. It is home to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers who are committed to furthering an understanding of the principles and operation of the law.

To be successful you will need:
  • A significant record of high quality scholarship and research: evidenced by a significant record of high quality publications; a higher degree in law, preferably a doctorate, or equivalent; and showing strong potential to attract and supervise higher degree students, and to attract external grant income.
  • Significant experience and achievement in teaching law at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels: including demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher of the highest quality, with appropriate achievements in the administration of courses taught; and the ability and willingness to play a significant role in curriculum design and development of law programs and courses.
  • The ability and willingness to undertake a significant role in contributing to administration in the Law School: including the ability and willingness to work in a harmonious and constructive way in the Law School; the ability and willingness to encourage the intellectual and career aspirations of all staff and students; and a commitment to collegiality and equal opportunity.
  • The ability and willingness to take a significant role in outreach activities of the Law School, and to promote the interests of the Law School and the discipline of law in the University, amongst the legal profession, and in the wider community.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in teaching Evidence & Advocacy or Administrative Law and/or Intellectual Property.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vase scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of the Professions delivers excellence in teaching, learning and research driven by real-world, commercial needs in the areas of: law; business; economics and international trade; commercialisation and innovation; and global food and resources. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the apply link below to go to the online application form and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Application close 31 December 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position; contact:

Professor Melissa de Zwart

Dean of Law and Head of School

Adelaide Law School

Ph: +61 8 8313 5172


The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.