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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law

Apply now Job no: 497928
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Balanced Research/Teaching

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law

  • Full time ongoing positions
  • Based in Hobart with relocation assistance considered
  • Balanced academic positions (although consideration may be given to teaching-intensive).

The Faculty of Law is one of Australia’s premier law schools. It has a long and distinguished history and strong reputation nationally and internationally for high quality research and success with competitive grant funding. The Faculty also has a number of staff and programs recognised nationally for excellence in teaching. With strong engagement with the community, it supports and helps to shape the law reform agenda through hosting the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute.

The Faculty seeks to promote a broad-based student experience with an internationalised curriculum, including exposure and opportunity to participate in social justice and community service activities. It provides a supportive, vibrant and collegiate environment, rich in diversity, promoting a high-performance culture for students and staff and strongly engaged with the community.

The Opportunity

As our new Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law, you will be required to undertake scholarly teaching, research and administrative duties within the Faculty of Law, making an effective contribution to the strategic and operational goals of the Faculty and College. WE are specifically seeking applications with demonstrated ability to teach (including capability in digital pedagogy) in one or more of the following areas:

  • Evidence / Procedure
  • Private Law (Contract, Torts, Equity & Trusts, Property)
  • Commercial Law (including Corporations Law)
  • Criminal Law.

Teaching includes scholarly course design and development, delivery in face-to-face and blended modes, and assessment, in collaboration with other staff within the Faculty and University.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate (and if relevant postgraduate) coursework teaching of a high quality.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students, to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B/C.
  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

­Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • LLB, JD or equivalent qualification in law
  • PhD or equivalent, in a relevant field.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of Law, demonstrated by quality publications, presentations at conferences and, preferably, success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Ability to deliver and coordinate dynamic and relevant learning experiences for students at undergraduate and/or higher levels, using contemporary teaching practices and delivery modes and technologies, in one or more of the areas listed above.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry and wider community.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and capability to build strong and positive relationships with colleagues, students, and external stakeholders.
  • Clinical/industry/professional experience relevant to the position is desirable.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B/C and will have a total remuneration package of up to $168,623 comprising base salary within the range of $105,131 to $144,122 plus 17% superannuation.

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COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • Please refer to the attached Position Description for full details.
  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume;
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role; and
    • A brief response to success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Gino Dal Pont, Interim Dean and Head of School of Law, or (03) 6226 2078.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Download File Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Law - 497928.pdf

Applications close Friday, 21 October 2022, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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