Senior Lecturer, Law

Job Description & Qualification


A senior lecturer is typically an established researcher who is motivated to develop their career across research, teaching and service within the University, and keen to apply their experience and knowledge to make a difference in the justice system. In working towards career progression at the University of Newcastle, the senior lecturer is expected to deliver teaching and research innovation in Law and engage with the School’s priorities, which include impact and engagement within the justice sector. The senior lecturer delivers courses focused on problem-based learning, engaging with on-line learning, and course coordination work. The senior lecturer is also expected to attract grants and supervise major honours or post graduate research projects and students.

The senior lecturer teaches seminars, designs and implements on-line learning opportunities, and is responsible for building and developing their knowledge of the subject areas, including in relation to new areas of need for the School and is usually a course coordinator and program coordinator. The senior lecturer also contributes to the delivery of the School and University Strategic Plan.

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About the Organization

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

Newcastle Law School is Australia’s leading clinical law school. Our academic staff are world-class professionals, who are researching across various fields of legal endeavour, including environmental law, family and child law, health law, criminal law and evidence, international law, commercial and corporate law, environmental law, torts, dispute resolution, workplace health and safety law and legal education. Our research aims to develop legal and regulatory solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our community, region and world. Our commitment to high quality teaching and learning is an important part of our overall educational philosophy in producing consummate legal professionals who have sound disciplinary knowledge, excellent analytical and research skills, and a clear understanding of ethical and professional standards.

Our distinctive Practice Program integrates the academic study of law with hands-on clinical experience and practical training. Students work with real clients under the supervision of legal practitioners at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre. They provide legal outreach clinics in our community, including our unique ‘Law on the Beach’ program. Our students have
undertaken intensive study and clinical experiences in countries such as Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Cook Islands. Through supportive programs, our students gain the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to be global lawyers. We welcome many students from regional and remote areas of Australia and a growing number of students from
other countries choose to study at Newcastle Law School, especially in our Juris Doctor and PhD programs.

We also provide flexible learning approaches as part of our program. Our summer and winter schools and our focus on seminar engagement support both cohesive and interactive learning. Newcastle Law School is focused on meeting the challenges of the lawyers of the future by considering changing roles for lawyers, employment opportunities and through our commitment to high impact relevant research, a focus on innovation (including technological change) internationalization, high quality postgraduate and undergraduate education as well as strong engagement with our community.

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