Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law

University of Otago

New Zealand


Our Faculty
The Faculty of Law at the University of Otago was established in 1873 as the first law school in New Zealand. The University of Otago is a research-intensive university with a long history of excellence and a leader in legal research within New Zealand. The Law Faculty is situated in Dunedin, New Zealand’s renowned University city.

The Role
The Law Faculty is committed to high quality legal education and scholarship and is seeking to make several Lecturer/Senior Lecturer appointments. These are full-time, permanent (confirmation path) positions.

Our primary teaching needs are in the following areas, but exceptional candidates with proven research potential in other areas are also encouraged to apply:
• Equity and Trusts.
• Family Law.
• Intellectual Property.
• Indigenous Law.

We particularly welcome applications from Māori and Pasifika scholars with research interests in any area of law.

Your Skills and Experience
The successful candidates will have:
• A postgraduate law degree or equivalent.
• Relevant research experience and corresponding publication record.
• Demonstrated teaching experience at tertiary level.
• A commitment to developing collaborative working relationships with colleagues and to supporting the University’s Māori, Pacific, and Sustainability strategic frameworks.

Further Details
Collaboration and collegiality are important values in the Law Faculty and we seek a colleague who will both enjoy and enhance our cooperative work environment. We are committed to equity and we value the benefits that diversity brings to our work and our community.

In addition to research and teaching excellence, the University is committed through its Strategic Direction to local, national, and international betterment; strong external engagement; sustainable capability; providing outstanding and unique student experiences. 

The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Jessica Palmer, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, via the contact details below.

Candidates are requested to submit the following: 
• A CV.
• A cover letter.
• Three referee contact details including email addresses.

To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1901530 will close on Thursday, 29 August 2019.

Additional Information

Contact: Professor Jessica Palmer    Tel: +64 3 479 8800

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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