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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Private/Commercial Law

University of Canterbury, New Zealand - Faculty of Law

Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua 

Kaupeka Ture | Faculty of Law

Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch

Aotearoa | New Zealand 

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā! He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki ngā kaupapa ture i Aotearoa nei?
He pōwhiri atu tēnei nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai te hunga i te tūranga Kaiāwhina Pūkenga/ Pūkenga/ Pūkenga Matua. 

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position
  • A unique working environment on a beautiful campus 

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

TeKaupeka Ture | Faculty of Law invites applications for a continuing position of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in private and/or commercial law. The actual appointment will depend on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The primary focus of the appointment is to teach and research in the areas of private and/or commercial law, including to undertake and develop an active programme of high-quality research and scholarly publishing. The Faculty particularly welcomes applications from candidates with qualifications and experience in insurance law, employment law, commercial law, or the law of torts. 

Mōu | Who You Are

You will be a highly motivated academic, or a practitioner with relevant professional experience who wishes to move into academia. At Lecturer level you should demonstrate the promise of high-quality teaching and research, or equivalent professional experience. At Senior Lecturer level you should have a proven record of high-quality research and teaching, or equivalent professional experience.  You will work well within diverse cultural environments, as well as provide a positive contribution to the administration of the school and the University more generally. 

The University is committed to building Māori capacity within the fields of private and/or commercial law so knowledge of tikanga and depth of engagement with te ao Māori would be an advantage. You will be motivated to promote UC’s values which include whanaungatanga - valuing people and their differences; manaakitanga - extending care and empowering others; and tiakitanga - enhancing and nurturing our resources.

The Faculty encourages applications from Māori law graduates and law academics that can demonstrate bicultural competence and confidence. Te Kaupeka Ture | Faculty of Law at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha |University of Canterbury, is committed to graduating ākonga with bicultural competence and confidence. 

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

The Faculty has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and professional contribution. Programmes offered by the Faculty include the LLB, LLM, and PhD. The Faculty has a vibrant postgraduate student research programme. You will be part of a cohesive team working alongside professional and dynamic colleagues. 

For more information about our Faculty and team, please visit us @ Kaupeka Ture | Faculty of Law 

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference. 

Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here.

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

What we offer

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

  • Relocation support
  • A unique bequest funded endowment (Erskine fund) that supports an extensive visiting Fellowship programme
  • Widely accessible sabbatical provision
  • University and Faculty scholarship support for graduate students
  • Generous annual leave provisions
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Supportive working environment
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Living in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • A unique working environment in a beautiful campus with access to UC facilities such as the recreation centre and Staff club at discounted rates plus onsite cafés and eateries, and more.

For more information on our Benefits, please visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/benefits/

The salary for this position on the Academic Grade scale is Lecturer (2.01 - $82,882) to Senior Lecturer (4.05 - $120, 514) 

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 22nd January 2023 (midnight NZ time)

Please note, applications will be reviewed after the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted, by clicking the ‘Apply’ button and should include the following:

  • a cover letter which includes a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and your thoughts on how to develop a successful Faculty of Law team (combined)
  • a Resume which includes a list of relevant research publications (combined). 

We do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz 

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Professor John Page john.page@canterbury.ac.nz 

For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website, to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand. 

Location: Christchurch - New Zealand
Salary: Lecturer (2.01 - $82,882) to Senior Lecturer (4.05 - $120, 514)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 22nd January 2023
Job Ref: 12465
 
   
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