Call for Expressions of Interest - Visiting Professor/Scholar programme 2019

Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified legal academics with a minimum of 10-15 years academic experience for the Visiting Professor/Scholar programme 2019.

The Faculty offers LLB, LLM and PhD degree programmes and enjoys a lively and committed research focus. It is also unique in New Zealand in having clear foundation goals to guide research, teaching and public engagement – biculturalism, professionalism, and teaching law in context.

Visiting Professors/Scholars are expected to spend a period of 4-6 weeks with the Faculty during one of the teaching Semesters. A stipend of up to NZ $10,000 is payable to cover travel and accommodation costs. In particular, the successful candidate will be expected:

  • To teach specific aspects of one our scheduled law papers or to teach an intensive law paper at either LLB or LLM level.
  • To give a staff seminar on an aspect of their current research.
  • To give a public lecture on a topic based on their research that will be relevant to a New Zealand audience.
  • To mentor legal academics in the Faculty with shared research or teaching interests on best academic practice.

While expressions of interest are welcome from legal academics specialising in any area of law, preference will be given for 2019 to candidates who research in the following areas:

  • Cyber law and intellectual property;
  • Environmental law;
  • Health law;
  • International law;
  • Maori and indigenous governance;
  • New ways of thinking about law;
  • Public law and policy;
  • Sports law;
  • Tort law.

Candidates must also have excellent proficiency for teaching and presenting in English.

Written applications including a cover letter and up to date curriculum vitae should be sent by email to the Associate Dean Postgraduate by 31 March 2018. The cover letter should address the above-mentioned requirements. With regret no late applications will be considered. The successful candidate will be informed of the Faculty’s decision on or before 30 April.