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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor of Equity and Trusts

University of Otago | Posted 1-03-2021

Dunedin (Education and Training)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor of Equity and Trusts



The University of Otago invites applications for appointment in the range of Lecturer to Professor in Equity and Trusts in the Faculty of Law. The University of Otago is a research-intensive university with a long history of excellence. The Faculty of Law was established in 1873 as the first law school in New Zealand and is a leader in legal research within New Zealand.

The role

The Law Faculty is committed to high quality legal education and scholarship and is seeking to make an appointment at any level from Lecturer to Professor level in Equity and Trusts. This is a full-time, permanent (confirmation path) position.

The scholar appointed to this position will undertake teaching and research in Equity and Trusts at Otago. The appointee will be expected to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and foster postgraduate research at Masters and PhD level. In addition, the appointee will be expected to maintain an excellent international research profile and to contribute to the development of the Faculty of Law, the Division of Humanities, and the wider University.

The appointee will be supported through an extremely collegial academic environment, an active and dynamic research culture, and by efficient professional services across the University.

Skills and experience

Applicants for this position should be able to demonstrate:

  • A good or developing record of research publication in Equity and Trusts Law.
  • Demonstrated experience or potential of teaching Equity or Trusts Law in a University setting.
Required for appointment at professorial level:
  • A distinguished record of research publication in Equity and Trusts Law or related fields.
  • Experience of teaching Equity or Trusts Law or related subjects in a university setting.
  • Experience of supervising postgraduate research theses.
  • Evidence of international standing in the applicant’s field of particular expertise.

Knowledge in and experience of kaupapa Māori, tikanga Māori, how the law affects Māori people, and facility in te reo Māori will be an advantage.

While the University has a strong preference for making an appointment at the level of Professor, it is open to making an appointment to the level of Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer if that rank is appropriate for the most suitable candidate.

Further details

The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent work-life balance. The Dunedin campus is ranked as one of the top 15 most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to outdoor activities.

Specific enquiries may be directed to the Professor Shelley Griffiths, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, via the contact details below.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A CV
  • A cover letter
  • A teaching dossier (including teaching evaluations)
  • Three sample publications
  • Three referee contact details

To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2100463 will close on Wednesday, 07 April 2021.