Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor - Faculty of Law

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Position Number: 55564014
  • UoA Department Name: Law

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

Waipapa Taumata Rau - The University of Auckland is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading university and one of the world’s major research universities.  Te Wāhanga Ture - The Auckland Law School  is ranked in 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject as the best place to study law in New Zealand based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact; and again in the top 100 Law Schools internationally (QS 62). It is the largest law school in New Zealand and has an international reputation for academic excellence.

The faculty currently comprises some 50 full-time academic staff, including 17 professors, with expertise across a broad range of subject areas. It has high entry standards for its LLB and LLB (Honours) degrees and has an outstanding postgraduate programme.

The School enjoys excellent international links and a strong relationship nationally with the legal profession and judiciary. It is supported by the staff and resources of the Davis Law Library, New Zealand’s leading legal research library. Leading scholars from top overseas universities often visit the Law School and teach courses for the LLM programme.

The Faculty hosts the Aotearoa New Zealand Centre for Indigenous Peoples and the Law; the New Zealand Centre for Legal Theory; the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law; the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice; the New Zealand Centre for ICT Law, and the New Zealand Centre for Law and Business. The Faculty also enjoys a close relationship with the Legal Research Foundation, whose journal, the New Zealand Law Review, is produced within the Law School.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The School is looking for high quality researchers and innovative teachers who are prepared to take leadership roles within the faculty and university, Pouako/Pūkenga/Lecturer or Pouako Matua/ Pūkenga Matua/Senior Lecturer or Ahonuku/Associate Professor.

Applicants from all areas within the law discipline are welcome, however, the faculty is especially interested in applicants with expertise in the core curriculum, including criminal law, property law and equity. Expertise in commercial law,  company law,  banking and finance, employment law, law and technology and human rights law is also of interest.  It is a requirement of appointment that successful applicants teach into the core courses, including first year courses.

Applications at any level from lecturer through to associate professor are welcome.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), permanent opportunity.
Remuneration for each role is dependent on qualifications, skills and experience. 
Lecturer - $91,328 - $109,099 per annum
Senior Lecturer - $116,108 - $145,433 per annum
Associate Professor - from $151,752 per annum
Part-time appointments may be available by negotiation.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.


He kōrero mōu | About you

You are an energetic, can-do person with an LLB or equivalent and post-graduate law qualifications. A PhD in Law or another discipline is highly desirable. Teaching experience at undergraduate and post-graduate level is desirable.

For Associate Professor, a substantial track record in the publication of research monographs and articles in leading international journals or similar is necessary. For these roles it is desirable to have experience of successful PhD supervision. Associate Professor applicants will also be expected to demonstrate an aptitude to undertake significant service roles commensurate with seniority.     

Additional Information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

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

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 31 July 2023 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to the Dean’s Executive Assistant via [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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