Senior Lecturer, Law

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time position at our Hawthorn campus

About the Role 
We have an opportunity for a Senior Lecturer of Law to join Swinburne. 

Swinburne Law School teaches undergraduate programs in law, including the Bachelor of Laws and the Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology.  The School has a focus on law and technology and practical skills. The School has an agenda of building a strong research culture that includes international collaboration, competitive grants and high-quality publications. 

The position will prepare and deliver classes including face to face, blended and online and assess students in all programs delivered by the school.  This includes developing and supporting academic programs and working with the academic team in the development of program change and innovation.  The position is expected to mentor and counsel students on academic matters and to supervise PhD students.   

A contribution to the school’s research output, income and impact is required.  The position will assume administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties and contribute to school administration generally.


About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 
  • This position is expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate level.
  • Prepare and conduct classes in specified teaching areas in a variety of modes including face to face, blended and online
  • Deliver innovative, engaging and industry relevant curriculum in specified teaching areas
  • Diligently set and assess authentic assessment tasks
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality teaching
  • Facilitate professional learning for students 
  • Engage in professional development
  • Contribute to the research culture, activities and output of the school, both individually and as part of teams.  

For more information on this role please refer to the Key Selection criteria

  • A completed doctoral qualification in either law or criminology
  • A law degree that fulfills the academic requirements for admission to legal practice
  • Admission to legal practice
  • A teaching qualification

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne is a research-intensive dual sector university of technology. With our strategic plan, Horizon 2025, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of technology, of innovation and of entrepreneurship; and, we’re proud of it! We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education, research, and innovation so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots is underpinned by our values, where our people are empowered to work together to build a better future. 

To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position. 

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Applications Close: Wednesday February 14th 2024, at 11PM

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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