Master of Law (LLM) Director (Associate Professor / Professor) – Faculty of Law & Justice

Sydney, Australia
$173,556 to $221,974, + 17% superannuation  
13 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Duration: 3–5 years appointment as LLM Director with an underlying continuing D/E position 
  • Employment Type: Full time  
  • Remuneration: Level D commencing from $173,556 to Level E: $221,974, + 17% superannuation  
  • Location: Kensington Campus, New South Wales    

About us:  

UNSW Law & Justice is a top-ranking faculty and a global leader in law and criminology education and research, setting the pace in Australia for 50 years.    

We ranked 13th globally for Law in the 2023 QS World University Rankings and 24th in the Employer Reputation category by subject. UNSW climbed in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, placing 20th worldwide for Law. In the most recent round of research excellence rankings, UNSW received an ERA rating of 5 for Law, the highest possible score.   

We're inspired by principles of justice and are grounded in well-established legal skills. UNSW Law & Justice is committed to social justice and human rights, and to making a difference in this world. 

Why Your Role Matters:  

The LLM Director oversees, monitors and teaches in the LLM in the Faculty of Law & Justice. The role provides support to academic staff in relation to teaching and assessment policies and to postgraduate coursework students.  

Alongside the Deputy Dean Education (DDE) and in collaboration with Faculty Education Committee (FEC), the LLM Director provides strategic direction for the LLM and any other postgraduate coursework programs. 

The role of the LLM Director reports to the Deputy Dean Education. There are no direct reports.   

A continuing underlying academic D/E appointment will be offered to the successful candidate.  The level of appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The underlying substantive role will report to the relevant Head of School.   


Specific responsibilities for this role include (but are not limited to): 

  • Convene and teach an LLM core course each term in which the Director teaches. 
  • Provide academic oversight and direction for the core courses in the LLM as a whole. 
  • Take a leadership role in developing the strategic direction of the LLM program and overseeing changes to this program arising out of the recent Academic Program Review. 
  • Oversee and monitor the LLM program, ensuring appropriate number and mix of courses, and coordination of specialisation stream directors. 
  • Provide support to academic staff and Teaching Fellows regarding the implementation of teaching and assessment policies. 
  • Provide support to PG students including advice about academic progression, academic standing and the implementation of equitable learning plans. 
  • Attend / present at LLM welcomes and information sessions. 
  • Report to DDE and the Faculty Education Committee regarding the teaching and administration of the LLM. 

Who you are:  

Specific skills and experience required for this role include (but are not limited to): 

  • A PhD in Law or a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience 
  • A leading scholar with capacity to provide expertise and academic leadership and mentoring to colleagues, including early career academics. 
  • Strong understanding of PG studies and experience as a teacher in PG courses. 
  • Experience, skill and interest in teaching international students. 
  • A vision for the future of PG studies in the Faculty of Law & Justice. 
  • A track record in successfully building relationships and in bringing multiple people together to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. 

To learn more about this position and the underlying D/E positions a copy of the Position Descriptions can be found below the ad on Jobs@UNSW. 

Benefits and Culture:  

People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.  

Our benefits include:   

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc)   
  • Career development opportunities   
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments   
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period   
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)   

How to Apply:  

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW.  

Please upload a document outlining how your skills and experience match the skills and experience listed in the position description (up to 4 pages) and submit your application online before 11:30pm on Tuesday, 3rd October 2023 (Sydney, Australia time).   

Get in Touch:  

For questions relating to the role please contact: 

Associate Professor Melanie Schwartz  
Deputy Dean (Education), UNSW Faculty of Law and Justice 

For any questions regarding the recruitment process please contact:  

Persa Tzakis  
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant  

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contacts listed above.   

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.