4 Oct 2021

Full-Time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Research-path) in Law

Maori Pacific JobsAuckland, New Zealand


Job Description

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Research-path) in Law

  • Utilise your passion and academic expertise for Public or Private Law
  • Excellent teaching and research environment
  • Permanent, full-time position based in Auckland

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is vibrant, achievement-oriented and a rewarding place to work. Ranked in the top 250 of world universities, it is also one of the world’s top 40 young universities and #1 for global research impact in Australasia. We’re poised for the next stage of growth and offer a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to the profession, judiciary, government and business. AUT has close to 30,000 students and around 3,000 staff across our three teaching campuses and is located in New Zealand’s (NZ’s) largest city, Auckland – consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

AUT’s Law School is New Zealand’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. Over its first decade it has significantly grown in size and stature. We have over 25 committed and passionate staff who  are dedicated to providing an excellent student 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 New Zealand’s policies and legal frameworks. The Law School is part of AUT’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. 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.

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:

  • Research interests should be in one (or more) of the following areas: Contract, Torts, Public Law, Criminal Law and / or Trusts.
  • 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 experience supervising Masters and/or PhD students.

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

Start Date: The successful candidate will ideally start in January/February 2022. Interviews are expected to take place in early November.

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

For academic enquiries: contact Eureka Masih, Law School Coordinator/EA to the Dean of Law – eureka.masih@aut.ac.nz. For recruitment enquiries: contact Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner – mike.wood@aut.ac.nz.

Advertising closes: Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 23:55pm.

At AUT we strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We are committed to inclusivity and the Treaty of Waitangi and aspire to be the University of choice for Māori and Pacific communities. We welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.

Please note that all applications must be submitted through the online application process. For further information, please send us an enquiry here or call 921 9499. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email. You will need to apply through the standard registration process.

How to Apply

Apply here: https://careers.aut.ac.nz/jobdetails?ajid=WkGtb Advertising closes: Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 23:55pm.  

Job Categories: Education / Training. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 4 days.

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