Librarian (Law Focus)

Reference: 111345

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Learning and Teaching Services within Library and Learning Services bring this to life by providing academic, information, and digital literacy support to the University’s students, academics and researchers.

The opportunity

This position sits in the Library and Learning Services Library Academic Engagement Services team and reports to the Coordinator, Library Learning and Teaching Services. Incumbents will have a subject focus on law, but will be expected to apply their expertise across disciplines in line with Griffith’s multidisciplinary approach. The Librarian will contribute to Griffith’s teaching, learning and research goals by providing proactive, discipline-based scholarly information and communication services to academics and students. This position will work individually and as part of multiple teams to partner with academics across all stages of the teaching lifecycle to enhance student outcomes through effective use of library information and communication services and tools.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing and delivering tailored workshops to groups, both on campus and online, with a focus on the law and criminology schools.  
  • Developing online resources for the Library site and for embedding within courses, e.g., videos, learning modules with a focus on law and criminology. 
  • Consulting one-on-one with students who need assistance to develop academic skills with a focus on law and criminology.

This position is full-time and based between the Nathan and Mount Gravatt campuses. Regular travel to other campuses at the Gold Coast, Logan, and South Bank will be required as part of this role.

About you

The Library Learning and Teaching team in the Academic Engagement Group is now recruiting for a Librarian (HEW 6) role as a permanent, full time member of staff. If you’re interested in teaching and learning, and are both curious and kind, this is the role for you. The role will reward those who are easy-going and flexible, have excellent communication and teamwork skills, strong technological skills, and who are open to creating and delivering high-quality content in both the digital and physical worlds, as well as interacting face-to-face and virtually with student learners. Being unflappable in face of the peaks and troughs of the academic year would be a bonus, as would a high level of skill in legal research. This is an exciting opportunity to support students and be part of a wonderful team.  


Salary range

HEW Level 6: $74,972 – $80,042 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $87,718 - $93,649 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and contact details of three referees.

Obtain the position description by clicking the following link and searching for reference number 111345

Note:  Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only.  File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Mr Holger Aman, Coordinator Learning and Teaching, on +61 (0) 7 3735 5420.

For application queries, please contact Ms Aneta Fijal, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7520.

Closing date: Friday, 25 January 2019 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.


Job region
Griffith University
Full time
HEW Level 6: $74,972 – $80,042 per annum
Ms Aneta Fijal, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7520.
Closing date
Friday 25 January 2019