Senior Lecturer, Law

RMIT University

  • Convenient Melbourne CBD location
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • AUD$113,698 - AUD$131,104 p.a + 17% super

Our organisation
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Graduate School of Business & Law (GSBL) commenced operations in January 2010.  In July 2010 the GSBL moved to the new Emily McPherson premises, opening an exciting new phase in RMIT’s development of professional programs for the experienced, post-graduate business market. RMIT has one of the longest standing MBA programs in Australia, commencing the program in the mid-1970s. The GSBL now offers MBAs for Executive, Graduate and OUA students and corporate students.

The role & responsibilities
The Senior Lecturer will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the School in disciplines related to their field of expertise. The incumbent is to make a significant contribution to the delivery of programs and to be actively involved in research, consulting and other professional activities.  The Senior Lecturer will develop, engage in and lead high quality research projects that are aligned with the University’s research focus areas to achieve success in attracting research funding and to produce high quality outputs.  The Senior Lecturer will have an important research leadership role in embedding their research expertise into the life of the School and will be required to develop high-quality, productivity-driven networks across RMIT and with local, national and global, internal and external partners.  The Senior Lecturer may have responsibility for program management.

Skills & Experience required

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate large courses and prepare and delivery programs including online delivery at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including high quality curriculum and program materials and ability to implement innovative approaches to student-centred learning and quality improvement in one or more of the required fields of expertise of: Property Law, Company law, Contract law, Insolvency & Competition and Consumer Law.
  • Ability to manage a large program or a number of small programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to support student issues related to effective learning.
  • Emerging nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets in one or more of the following areas: Governance, Accountability and the Law.
  • Extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams, mentor academic staff, attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects including complex budgets and reporting requirements.
  • Extensive experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage academic program and program team, supporting scholarly development of less experienced academic staff.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to financial, governance and quality management systems within a university.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to teach in global locations and multi-cultural environments.
  • PhD or equivalent in relevant field

To apply

For Further information please contact the Program Manager, Kathy Douglas on +61 3 9925 2037 or visit our website at and search using job ref # 558097

Applications close on Wednesday October 4, 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. 

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check. 

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