Dean of Law

Hobart, Australia
05 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Tasmania, founded in 1890, is ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide and in the top ten research universities in Australia. The University has a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity which underpins teaching and research that is international in scope, vision and standards.

Law-related courses in Hobart date back to 1983 and generations of dedicated staff have ensured that, over one hundred years later, the School contributes strongly to the legal profession locally and has built an enviable reputation for academic achievement and excellence in legal teaching and in research nationally.

The head of school provides strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the School's research and research training, research-led teaching and learning, professional activities and community engagement. S/he will enhance the School's visibility and interdisciplinary connections, contribute to curriculum renewal that attracts new cohorts of students and provide leadership to the legal profession in Tasmania.

The appointee will bring to the School high level academic credibility, strong and visionary leadership, team leadership skills and business acumen.

The position is based in Hobart. The head of school position is offered for a fixed term of five years, renewable by agreement. An on-going professorial role will be negotiated.

The closing date for applications is Monday 2 October 2017. For a confidential discussion and a copy of the position description, please contact Jandy Godfrey, Academic Search Manager, University of Tasmania on +61 3 6226 8589 or email