Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Director, Kingsford Legal Centre

Sydney, Australia
26 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full 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.

About UNSW Law, Kingsford Legal Centre

Established in 1981, Kingsford Legal Centre is an award-winning community legal centre and clinical legal education centre for UNSW Sydney Faculty of Law. It has an annual operational budget of around $1.4 million, and each year provides clinical legal education to around 450 students and over 1,500 advices. The Centre is a recognised leader in both clinical legal education nationally and internationally and the community legal centre/legal assistance sector in Australia.

About the role

  • Senior Lecturer (Level C): $127,663 - $146,465 plus 17% Superannuation and leave loading
  • Associate Professor (Level D): $152,731 - $167.765 plus 17% Superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing appointment
  • Full time (35 hours per week)

The Director leads the Kingsford Legal Centre in the development and delivery of its strategy. The role combines responsibility for legal service delivery, teaching and research opportunities with the day-to-day operational management of the Centre.

The role of Director reports to the Dean and has 10 direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Lead the Centre in the development and delivery of its strategy, taking overall responsibility for the Centre’s service delivery, academic programs, research, and security of ongoing funding.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Centre including staff supervision; strategic planning; ensuring compliance with and development of policies and procedures; maintaining and extending stakeholder relationships and communication strategies; ensuring compliance with funding agreements including reporting to funding bodies.
  • Prepare and maintain the Centre’s budget as well as seeking additional funding and maintaining and developing philanthropic and pro bono opportunities.
  • Teach a clinical component to Lawyers, Ethics and Justice students, as well as clinical courses to UNSW Law students in community law, family law and employment law.
  • Maintain an active research record through publishing articles, books and book chapters in quality publications and presenting at Australian and international conferences and seminars.

Specific requirements include:

  • Eligibility for an unrestricted practicing certificate as a solicitor in New South Wales.
  • Extensive experience in litigation and policy work and specialised knowledge in an area relevant to the Centre’s work.
  • Extensive experience in operational management and the supervision of staff in community organisations.
  • Experience in developing and delivering education programs in tertiary education
  • Demonstrated achievement in research in law or legal policy.

UNSW recognises the importance of Education Focused Careers in fostering educational excellence.  On appointment to an academic position, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for an Education Focussed career pathway.

Please 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

T: 02 9385 0962

Applications close: 11:30 pm 26th March 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.