Law Academics from Lecturer to Professor

Job Description & Qualification

Te Whiwhinga mahi - The opportunity

The Faculty is looking for high quality researchers and innovative teachers who are prepared to take leadership roles within the faculty and university.Māori and Pasifika applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

All Faculty members are expected to contribute to the foundational courses, and to develop and teach specialist elective courses.

The foundational courses include: Law and Society, Legal Method, Legal Foundations, Criminal Law, the Law of Torts, Public Law, the Law of Contract, Land Law, Equity, Jurisprudence, Legal Ethics, and Legal Research, Writing and Communication. From 2025 tikanga Māori will also form part of the foundational courses.

The successful applicant may teach and research in any area of law. Applicants from all areas within the law discipline are welcome, however, the Faculty is especially interested in applicants with expertise in public and private law, including public law, human rights law, contract, tort, property law, company law, banking and finance, law and technology, employment law, environmental law, climate change law and tikanga Māori.

Applications at any level from Pouako/Lecturer through to Ahorangi/Professor are welcome.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), permanent position. Part-time appointments may be available by negotiation.

For more information about the responsibilities of these permanent positions, please refer to the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser:

He kōrero mōu - About you

You are an energetic, can-do person with an LLB or equivalent and post-graduate law qualifications. A PhD in Law or another discipline is highly desirable. Teaching experience at undergraduate and post-graduate level is desirable.

For Professor and Associate Professor, a substantial track record in the publication of research monographs and articles in leading international journals or similar is necessary. For these roles it is desirable to have experience of successful PhD supervision. Professor and Associate Professor applicants will also be expected to demonstrate an aptitude to undertake significant service roles commensurate with seniority.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - What we offer

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave
In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits by copy and pasting this link into your browser:

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Friday, 21 of October 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

If you would like any further information, please contact the Dean's Executive Assistant

Additional information


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

Application Procedure

Application deadline: Friday, 21 of October 2022.

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Job ID

ID: J11755