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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law

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The Faculty of Law at the University of Otago was established in 1873 as the first law school in New Zealand. The University of Otago is a research-intensive university with a long history of excellence and a leader in legal research within New Zealand. The Law Faculty is situated in Dunedin, New Zealand’s renowned University city.

We are committed to working closely with iwi and Māori organisations and mātauraka Māori has become an integral part of teaching and research across the institution. Our relationship with Ngāi Tahu as mana whenua within their takiwā of Te Waipounamu and, through this, as the University’s principal Treaty partner is especially important.

The role – Te mahi

The Faculty of Law/Te Kaupeka Tātai Ture is committed to high quality legal education and scholarship and is seeking to make appointments to Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position(s).

The Faculty’s primary teaching needs are in the following areas, but exceptional candidates with proven research potential in other areas will also be carefully considered:

  • Torts
  • Land Law
  • Property Law
  • Private Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Commercial law (for example Iwi Governance, Insolvency, Corporate Governance, Partnership Law, Construction Law, Secured Credit, Intellectual Property)

Your skills and experience – Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

Successful candidates will have a postgraduate law degree or equivalent experience and publications. The Faculty particularly welcomes applications from Māori and Pasifika scholars.

Further details – Pūroko

This is a permanent (confirmation path), full-time position.

This is a unique opportunity for a creative and committed scholar to make a significant contribution within their chosen discipline while being well supported by a collegial and dynamic Faculty and University.

Application – Tono

Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Names and email addresses of at least three referees

To submit your application please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2200739 will close on Sunday 29 May 2022.


To apply online, please click the above ‘Apply’ button to access.

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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