Associate Director, Legal Services

Brisbane, Australia
03 May 2018
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20 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities, and ranks among the world’s top universities according to several key independent rankings. More than 52,000 current students – including the majority of Queensland’s highest academic achievers and international students from 141 countries – currently study across UQ’s three campuses in South East Queensland. With a strong focus on teaching excellence, UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university, and UQ’s six faculties, eight globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 1500 researchers who champion research excellence and continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership. This is reflected in UQ being awarded more Australian Research Council funding ($25.8 million) for fellowships and awards commencing in 2017 than any other Australian university.

Led by the General Counsel, UQ Legal Services is responsible for the delivery of legal services to the Vice-Chancellor, executive management, and other key decision makers at UQ in order to support the achievement of UQ’s strategic objectives while protecting its interests. The General Counsel reports to the Chief Operating Officer and is part of the Chief Operating Officer’s senior management team.

UQ Legal Services is currently comprised of:

  • The Legal Services (General) team (which includes the Senior Legal Counsel (Commercial Advisory and Contracts);
  • The Legal Services (Research) team which focuses on research related contracts and matters; and
  • The UQ Copyright team which deals with copyright matters.

UQ Legal Services operates within a devolved environment with Research, UQ Copyright and Information Technology lawyers co-located with internal clients

The Associate Director, Legal Services (Research) is responsible for leading a team of Research Legal lawyers and support staff to deliver a high standard of legal and strategic advice on a wide range of legal issues arising from the research activities of UQ. Supporting the General Counsel, this position will also contribute to strategic and business improvement activities in pursuit of achieving the strategic and operational objectives of Legal Services.

Position Description

Download File AD-LegalServices (Research)-PD Booklet.pdf


To discuss this role please contact:

Ms Connie Seeto, General Counsel, Legal Services on (07) 334 67590 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents/ information:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Statement addressing the selection criteria

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