Professor in Law and Justice

Canberra, Australia
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

The University Of Canberra is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 and has been placed in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Working as part of the Faculty of Business, Government & Law, home to over 3500 students, you will be committed to its core principles of enterprise and innovation, social value and responsibility and sustainability, with its teaching and research being the nexus between business and government.

If you are known for your academic leadership, creativity and agility with a real ability to enhance and augment industry relevant academic programs and research across the areas of law and justice then this is the opportunity for you!

You will have the leadership ability and passion to develop and promote the activities and academic standing of the discipline, and enhance the research capabilities and the performance of academic staff, this includes encouraging, engaging and modelling the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. This includes demonstrating the energy and capacity to actively apply for and obtain significant research funding through competitive grant schemes and industry engagements.

Leading an area of research and collaborative academic/scholarly activities you will play a key role in the success of the School, Faculty and University including promoting early career researchers, developing and implementing research policy and attracting higher degree candidates and provide high quality supervision.

To be successful in this role you will have proven experience as an academic leader and hold a Doctoral Qualification in Law and build ongoing relationships with industry partners, government, employers and students/alumni.

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services supermarket and childcare facilities.

University of Canberra is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description. 

Please note that this is an Ongoing Full Time opportunity.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Maree Sainsbury, A/g Executive Dean Business, Government and Law on  

Recruitment and application questions: please contact Abbey Want, Talent Acquisition Partner on 6201 2133 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 2nd December 2018.