Job Position NZ: Chair in Chinese Law Office of the Faculty of Law , Faculty of Law

Chair in Chinese Law (A135-14H)
Office of the Faculty of Law , Faculty of Law
Applications are invited for an outstanding Faculty member to the newly established Chair in Chinese Law.

Location    Pipitea Campus
Term of Contract    Permanent
Closing Date    6 July 2014
Position Overview    Applications are invited for the newly established Faculty position, Chair in Chinese Law. Selection will be based on excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Applications are sought from those specialising in Chinese Law. It is also envisaged that the appointee will have a specialism in a discrete area of Law such as World Trade Law, Economic Law or Intellectual Property Law (although others areas of speciality will also be considered), and would offer a course or courses in that area of expertise at either the undergraduate or postgraduate level.

The successful applicant will have a strong record in research and teaching and will have a postgraduate law degree.

If you seek to work within an intellectually stimulating work environment in an increasingly important area of law, then we want to hear from you.
Additional Information    RD_Professor of Law_Chinese Law_Feb 14 2.docx
Job Description
Purpose Statement    The role of the appointee is to undertake teaching of high quality, to assist in programme development where appropriate, and to contribute to the effective administration of the Law School.
Responsible To    Dean of Law
Key Accountability Areas    In general, it is expected that academic staff within the Faculty will have academic standing appropriate to their appointment level. This is estabished by a proven track record of research, publication and teaching and other relevant experience.

An appointee at a Professorial level will have:

Demonstrated leadership:
* Role modelling and leading by example in all aspects of research and teaching practice.
* Successful mentoring of colleagues.
* Collaborative, collegial and solution-focused interactions with colleagues.
* Service to the School, Faculty and wider University in ways which capitalise on experience and seniority.
* Represent the interests of the Unviersity at national and international levels.

Excellence in research, demonstrated by:
* Publication in disciplinary-relevant internationally refereed journals.
* Multiple indicators of the impact and significance of research activities.
* Engaging constructively and productively on research interests with colleagues within and outside the University.
* Successfully attracting Masters and PhD students.
* Sustained success in attracting significant amounts of competitive national and/or international level funding for research activities.

Excellence in teaching, demonstrated by:
* Academically rigorous teaching.
* Leadership in teaching and assessment practices.
* Maintained excellent teaching reputation.
* Regular review of courses to ensure continuing relevance and incorporation of new research.

Commitment to a first-rate student experience:
* Being an active and visible role model for students at all levels.
* Supervision of postgraduate students in ways which ensure and enhance the students experience and endeavour.

Commitment to service to the University and wider community:
* Promoting the colleagial development of the Programme, School, Faculty and University.
* Active involvement in the academic development of the discipline.
* Participating in School, Faculty or University administrative or committee roles.
* Fostering relations with the profession, judiciary, government, professional bodies and the wider community.
Person Specification
Qualifications    A completed PhD in a relevant field, or other relevant qualifications commensurate with the seniority of the role.
Experience    * Demonstrated significant and high quality record of scholarly research.
* Sustained and high quality record of relevant creative publication.
* Demonstrated active research agenda.
* Demonstrated evidence of academic leadership in teaching and research as judged by international standards.
* Demonstrated extensive record of high quality and successful disciplinary tertiary teaching.
* Demonstrated extensive record of attracting and supervising students at Master and PhD level.
* Demonstrated evidence of strong contribution to the achievement of the strategic goals of an organisation.
Attributes and Skills    * Demonstrated evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstated ability to work with, mentor and lead colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.
* Evidence of a substantial and effective contribution to the administration or interests of an organisation, to the wider community and, where appropriate, to the profession.
* Sustained success in attracting significant amounts of competitive national and/or international level funding for research activities in additional to internal funding.