Dean of Macquarie Law School

Sydney, Australia
18 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
06 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie, you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives. We all work towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

Macquarie Law School within the Faculty of Arts was established in 1972 and has a rich history in legal education, scholarship and community engagement. A hallmark of all of our programs is a commitment to the interdisciplinary study of law, which is designed to foster a sound understanding of legal doctrine as well as an awareness of the role of law in society and a developed sense of social responsibility. Our researchers and students are dedicated to enquiry and shaping the future of the law.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Role

Macquarie Law School is looking for a Professor on a continuing basis with a fixed 3-year term as Dean of Macquarie Law School. Reporting to the Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and as a member of the Faculty Executive, the Dean of Law School role will lead and manage the Law School and its staff to realise their full potential and deliver excellence across the full portfolio of academic activity; identifying current and emerging issues and developing appropriate strategies and programs for research, teaching and community engagement.

A senior academic with a PhD in a relevant field or equivalent, the successful appointee will bring a strong research record and the ability to develop and implement strategies to improve research and learning and teaching performance.  With experience in mentoring and managing academic and professional staff, this position will be able to identify and collaboratively deliver on outcomes in research, transformative learning and stakeholder engagement.

For further information regarding this role please view the Candidate brochure.

Applications Close: Sunday 6 November 2016 at 11.55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.