Dean of Law / Head of School

Wollongong, Australia
06 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Law

  • Fixed term, full-time appointment (5 years) + Level E underlying appointment

The University of Wollongong is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, energetic individual with an outstanding track record in research, teaching, governance and management, to provide vision and leadership for its School of Law. The primary purpose of the position is to cultivate a dynamic collaborative environment that will foster excellence and innovation in research, teaching and learning in the School, and to promote these School activities locally, nationally and internationally.

The successful applicant will provide excellent management to support the endeavours of staff and students within the School so they can fully develop their academic potential. The Dean of Law and Head of School will be passionate about growing the School and the power of legal education to transform lives and empower communities. This position is a member of the Faculty of Business and Law Executive and reports directly to the Executive Dean. The Dean of Law/Head of School will play a leading role in the development of the School’s strategy and portfolio of programs and facilities, as well as helping guide the development and operations of the Faculty.

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and a cover letter (of no more than 4 pages) summarising your skills and experience as they relate to the selection criteria located in the position description.  For further information about the role please contact Professor Colin Picker, Executive Dean on (02) 4221 3985.

The University of Wollongong is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, and a recognised leader in gender equality, we encourage and welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and people including culturally and linguistically diverse, women, disability, LGBTIQ+, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians

Closing Date: Sunday 2 April 2023, 11:59 PM


The University of Wollongong was born with a mission to transform our region: to educate and empower the people of the Illawarra. Our commitment to a better future has shaped our direction and impact since our inception.

Over the years, we have grown to be a global diverse and inclusive civic university, working to solve global challenges and promoting harmony and social cohesion. We are proud to be a globally recognised and respected university, opening doors for our students, staff and partners.


The Faculty of Business and Law advances cuttingedge knowledge across the fields of business and law and promotes responsible leadership, sustainable practices and social justice that contributes to a stronger economy and a more harmonious and just society.

Our law school is ranked in the top 100 in the world, and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), ranks UOW among the top 5% of business schools in the world. 

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