Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor, Sydney Law School

Sydney, Australia
29 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time Continuing employment, located on the Camperdown campus at the Sydney Law School 
  • Opportunity to teach and research in Federal Constitutional Law and Public Law 
  • Opportunity to engage with one of the best law schools in the world

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. University of Sydney is ranked 3rd in Australia and 38th in the world in QS world university ranking 2022.

The University of Sydney Law School is one of the best law schools in the world for teaching and research, our students learn from globally recognised legal educators and highly respected professional practitioners. Our internationally renowned researchers are working to deliver real-world change in Australia and overseas. The School is ranked 16th in the QS World Universities Rankings 2022 for the discipline of law.

Sydney Law School is seeking to appoint outstanding academics at the level of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor (Level B/C/D/E) to contribute to the teaching and research in the field of Federal Constitutional Law and Public Law. The successful applicant(s) will play a significant role in contributing to the academic endeavours within the Discipline of Federal Constitutional Law and Public Law in Sydney law School and will contribute to fostering a culture of excellence through their own expertise and through guiding academic staff and students towards success.

About you (skills, capabilities and experience)

The successful candidates will

  • hold a PhD or equivalent higher research degree in relevant academic field.
  • have a law degree.
  • have an established record of effective teaching, research and established scholarship, as well as professional accomplishments in the field of Federal Constitutional Law and Public Law
  • possess in depth knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the University’s organisational culture and values.

Specific requirements are found in the below position descriptions:

PD-Lecturer-Level B
PD-Senior Lecturer-Level C
PD-Associate Professor-Level D
PD-Professor-Level E

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a continuing full-time position, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.

Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance will also be provided if required.

How to apply

Applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience meet the requirements for the role) must be submitted via the link above.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from: Professor Shae McCrystal (Deputy Head of School and Dean, Sydney Law School) by email at

For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact: Dr Mushtaq Sobhan (Senior Talent Partner, Senior Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) by email at or on +61 433 556 642.


To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

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Thursday 08 September 2022 11:59 PM