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Mō Te Herenga Waka – About Our University

Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Lecturer in Law to join the Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture | Faculty of Law. The position will enhance our capacity in teaching and research in the broad fields of criminal law and justice and the law of evidence.

The role would involve teaching in courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as developing an independent research agenda and supervising research students.  The successful applicant is also expected to take on appropriate service roles in contribution to the Faculty attaining its strategic goals, including supporting the establishment of the Centre for Justice Innovation.

Ō pūmanawa – About you

The successful applicant will have solid legal qualifications, preferably with postgraduate qualifications or a commitment to further education. You will be a motivated academic or practitioner with a desire to enhance the learning of students. 

A commitment to delivering high-quality research-led teaching in the core New Zealand Council of Legal Education courses (in particular, Criminal Law) as well as specialist elective courses (including the Law of Evidence) and postgraduate offerings is essential.

While it would be an advantage to have a PhD, candidates with a completed LLM and/or plans for a PhD will also be considered.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe – Why you should join our team

Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture | Faculty of Law is a leading Faculty of Law in Aotearoa | New Zealand.  The Faculty has a reputation for excellence in research, topping the PBRF in the latest rankings, ranking 65th in the 2021 QS World Rankings.  As the second-largest Law School in Aotearoa New Zealand, we provide an excellent environment for both aspiring and established scholars. Our scholars are committed to providing an outstanding experience for our students in both our undergraduate and graduate programmes.

Close Date for Vacancy: 18 September 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Petra Butler, Acting Dean of Law ([email protected]). But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important – Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form. 

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and CV or any other supporting documentation to [email protected] stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line

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