Expression of interest - Teaching Fellows for LLB

Our distinctive teaching tradition has made us a leader in legal and criminology education in Australia.

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At UNSW Law & Justice, our commitment to learning as an interactive process ensures our graduates acquire the knowledge and skills for success in pursuing a full range of opportunities, from commercial legal practice to community law centres, to running a start-up or working in the justice or law enforcement system, to roles in government or international organisations, developing law reform or public policy. 

Our LLB and graduate JD programs teach law students a range of useful legal skills, whether they go on to work in the profession or a myriad of other spheres. Sensitivity to lawyers’ professional commitment to serving the whole of society, and a commitment to social justice understood as part of a lawyer’s professional identity, have all continued to be essential features of both our law programs. Our curriculum is responsive to the needs of the faculty, our three schools, our students and our stakeholders. In devising it, we are not just concerned with content, but also with the best forms of interactive teaching – both in the classroom and in experiential and work integrated learning settings – and also with the development of professional and personal values and ethics as a lifelong process of learning. 

Our academics are engaged in teaching across these programs, but our students are also exposed to diverse methods of teaching and learning from our casual Teaching Fellows, who include leading judges, legal practitioners and policy officers. Teaching Fellows are an important and valued part of teaching delivery at UNSW Law & Justice.  In 2021 we celebrate our 50th year, and we are looking for professionals conversant with and passionate about the law to join our experienced Teaching Fellow community.

We are particularly looking for people with an interest in participatory teaching methods and inculcating in students an appreciation of the connection between law and justice. You will need:

  • a Masters or PhD degree in law or another relevant discipline; or
  • a Bachelor’s degree in law or another relevant discipline plus at least 2 years of in-depth professional and/or educational experience that demonstrates advanced legal knowledge,  independent learning, critical thinking and problem solving and communication and interaction skills.

Teaching vacancies vary from Term to Term, depending on availability of permanent staff, course offerings and student enrolments. Employment is therefore offered on a Term basis. All employment details, including the duties required, duration of employment and relevant pay rates, will be confirmed with the successful applicant(s) prior to the commencement of duty. Offers of employment will be made in accordance with the UNSW (Academic Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018. 

To apply for this position, please complete the form via link below.

Information about our selection process:

Your EOI application will be reviewed by the relevant recruitment team member sourcing for the role. They will assess your skills and experience to determine your match to the key selection criteria. 

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