11 Nov 2019

Full-Time Professional Teaching Fellow – Law

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Auckland Law School is currently recruiting two Professional Teaching Fellows to teach into the Part I Law programme. One position will be a full-time position for semester one of 2020 (mid-February to end of June). The other position will be a part time (0.5 FTE) position for the whole of the academic year (mid-February to end of November)

In semester one, the Professional Teaching Fellows teach into LAW 121: Law and Society. Law and Society is an introduction to the nature, the functions, the origins and contemporary questions relating to law in its social context. The focus is on law and society in New Zealand, including its sources of law, its institutions, and its operation historically and today. Māori concepts of law and justice, and their relationship to the New Zealand legal system, are also addressed.

In 2020, Law and Society will be taught differently to how it has been taught in the past. Rather than attending lectures and tutorials, the students will attend lectures and clinics. The clinics will have around 50 students in them and will be taught by the Course Director and the two teaching fellows. The aim of the clinics is to allow students to have an opportunity to discuss and put into practice concepts they learn in the lectures with the guidance of experienced teachers. In addition to teaching the clinics, the teaching fellows will set and mark assessment, create online content for the course, respond to student queries and provide office hours. They may also have some opportunities to take some lectures.

In semester two, the teaching fellow on a 0.5 contract will have the opportunity to teach into the second semester Part I courses: Legal Method and Legal Foundations.

These positions are a wonderful opportunity for people who are interested in an academic career to get valuable teaching experience. Strong mentoring and support will be provided throughout the duration of the fellowships.

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript of university grades
  • Legal writing sample of at least 2000 words

In the cover letter, applicants should outline why they are interested in the teaching fellow position, explain what skills they will bring to the position and indicate whether you would prefer the one semester, full time position or the full year, part time position.

If you have any questions about the teaching fellow positions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Anna Hood at a.hood@auckland.ac.nz

Short listed candidates will be required to attend an interview in late November.

Please refer to the Position Description for additional details.

Additional Information

The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave, and over 300 different career development courses.

In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 24 November 2019 to be considered.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Sunday 24th November 2019.

Job Categories: Legal. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 7 days.

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