Professor of Law (Human Rights, Constitutional, Corporate or IP Law)

Melbourne Burwood Campus
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

JOB ID: 170135
SALARY RANGE: An attractive remuneration package to be negotiated (plus 17% super)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and continuing
LOCATION: Melbourne Burwood Campus


Deakin Law School has undertaken a substantial investment in enhancing capability by recruiting exceptional academic educated at universities including Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, UC Berkeley and Michigan. These scholars bring a wealth of real-world experience and an ambitious research agenda. We are seeking to build on that transformational process by recruiting academics with expertise in:

  • Human Rights Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Corporate Law
  • IP Law.

The Professor will promote a collegial academic environment, fostering a culture of enthusiastic achievement and encouraging excellence in all the School’s activities.  The candidate is expected to have a national and international profile for excellence in the field demonstrated by high quality journal publications. A record of external grant funding is desirable.

This will include:

  • Delivering excellent teaching in assigned courses and make an outstanding contribution to the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.
  • Undertaking and publish high-quality research in journals of national and international reputation.
  • Actively contributing to the development of the School’s research agenda, including a strong performance in Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).
  • Participating in competitive external research funding activities and generate research income through application to major funding bodies.


The successful candidate will have high level management skills and a demonstrated capacity to positively shape and influence the activities of colleagues and staff.

The successful candidate will be a well-rounded scholar with a strong research track-record, having supervised doctoral students to completion and a demonstrated reputation as an educator.

For a full list of the selection criteria please see the position description


Professor Sandeep Gopalan
Dean, Deakin Law School
Telephone +61 3 9251 7707

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 26 March 2017

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Deakin University values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion. 

Deakin University is an employer of choice for women and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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