Sydney, Australia
27 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

Ranked 16th in the world, UNSW Law is Australia’s leader in progressive and rigorous legal education and research. Inspired by principles of justice, UNSW Law through its teaching, research and community outreach, promotes a holistic understanding of law and its role in society. It has a strong and unwavering commitment to social justice, technical excellence and inter-disciplinary research, informed by the knowledge that law is a vital part of commerce and government, but that it can and does bear harshly and disproportionately upon sectors of the community.

About The Australian Human Rights Insitute (AHRI)

The Australian Human Rights Institute (AHRI) is a new world-class pan-university research Institute producing innovative research and policy outcomes that have a profound global impact. Securing UNSW’s global reputation as a leader in the human rights field, the AHRI includes an engagement and communications strategy directed to a wide range of stakeholders including academics, practitioners, government, business and the broader community. It will also greatly advance knowledge exchange with these stakeholders.

About the role

  • $85,326 plus 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata)
  • 12 month Fixed-term
  • Part-time (10 hours per week)

The Australian Journal of Human Rights (AJHR) is Australia’s first peer reviewed journal devoted exclusively to human rights development in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and internationally. The journal aims to raise awareness of human rights issues in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region by providing a forum for scholarship and discussion and is a key platform of the AHRI.

The role of Editor reports to the Business Manager and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • The timely production of the Australian Journal of Human Rights (AJHR), liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure the journal is produced three times per year (April, August and November).
  • Managing all aspects of the day-to-day production cycle of the AJHR from initial author submission to final published product.
  • Collaborating with the AJHR Editorial Board, the AHRI Director and AHRI Business Manager to develop and execute the editorial content plan to align with the AHRI strategic plan.
  • Guiding Student Interns to develop their skills as the Associate Editor including planning and approving assignments.
  • Consulting with the Communications Officer and promote the AJHR via different media platforms to encourage new authors and book reviewers, increase readership and citations and promote the work of the authors and reviewers to foster a sense of loyalty to the AJHR.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold relevant tertiary qualifications with subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through education, training or experience.
  • Have proven experience preparing a range of high-level and confidential communications such as briefings, proposals and written presentations.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with diverse external and internal stakeholders.
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills with a proven ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Possess a demonstrated interest in Human Rights issues.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Hayley Randall

Talent Acquisition Consultant

02 9385 0962

Applications close: 11:30 pm 15th February 2019

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.