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Lecturer, Law

Job no: 591704
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Economics / Business, Teaching and Research

  • Job Title: Lecturer, Law
  • Convenient Melbourne CBD Location
  • Full-time, 3-year fixed term with career progression opportunities

About Us 

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. 

Graduate School of Business & Law

The Graduate School of Business & Law (GSBL) commenced operations in January 2010. We offer a successful Juris Doctor program that began in 2007 and in 2021 will offer undergraduate programs in law.  We also teach Commercial law courses into Bachelor of Business degrees at RMIT. Our programs focus on producing law graduates for the changing world of work and include core courses in technology and innovation.

For further details about the College, please visit:  


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. 

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.  

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone. 

About the Role

This is a 3-year fixed term role with the view to continuing employment and the with the opportunity to be part of a new undergraduate law degree that focusses on technology and global outlook! As a Lecturer, Law you will contribute to the teaching and research efforts of the Graduate School of Business & Law (GSBL). More specifically, you will be responsible for carrying out teaching activities in the Juris Doctor program, undergraduate law studies, contribute to HDR supervision in the GSBL and for maintaining and advancing your scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities. You will also actively promote the program by establishing and maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities.

About You

You will demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver programs and courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including online delivery, and high-quality curriculum or program materials in the required fields of expertise. Have a proven capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning will be imperative to your success in this role. Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government will be highly advantageous.

Please note that experience and interest in two or more of the following fields of expertise is a requirement of this role: Commercial Law, Contract Law, Law and Technology, Legal Ethics, International Law and Business and Human Rights.


Mandatory: Qualification in undergraduate law or a Juris Doctor with the addition of a PhD in Law or have been an active candidate for your PhD for at least two years.

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials of Learning and Teaching (login required) or possess (or eligible to apply for) appropriate HEA fellowship (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).

Bring your whole self to work 

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We’re proud to share with you some of our wins: 

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. 
  • We are ranked #1 in the world for our efforts to reduce inequality in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020
  • RMIT University is placed 10th in overall Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020, rocketing up from 82nd place in 2019. 
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018. 
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.  
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019. 
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability. 
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.   

To Apply

For further information please contact Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Advisor via email

Applications close on Thursday 3rd December 2020.

As well as submitting your CV, applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

To view the position description please click the link below.

Download File Lecturer Law - 591704 - PD.docx


To be eligible for this role, it is essential that candidates have performed casual teaching work for an Australian University during the past three years and have not been employed on a continuing basis at an Australian University.

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email with your request(s)

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

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.


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