Head of School and Dean

Sydney, Australia
26 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Sydney Law School 

A unique opportunity to lead one of the world’s most highly rated law schools

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Sydney Law School is one of the world’s leading law schools (QS global rankings).

Sydney Law School is an international leader in legal research, led by globally recognised legal educators, world renowned researchers and highly respected professional practitioners and adjunct faculty. We have a reputation for excellence built over more than 150 years of teaching and research. We count among our alumni six Prime Ministers of Australia and four Chief Justices of the High Court of Australia. Sydney was the first Australian law school to admit women, and three of the four female high court judges in Australia graduated from Sydney Law School.

You will be an outstanding and inspiring leader with a distinguished track record in law and a deep understanding of academic leadership; a visionary, who can lead Sydney Law School to even greater achievements for the good of society and the profession.

Term and remuneration

The initial appointment will be for 5 years with the opportunity for renewal subject to assessment of performance. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package, and will also hold the title of Professor.


The University has engaged executive search firm Perrett Laver to assist with this appointment. Perrett Laver will support the selection committee to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and to assess candidates against the requirements for the role.

All enquiries should be directed in confidence to:

Dr Richard Weir
Perrett Laver 
+61 2 8354 4015

Applications close on Friday 3 August 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in October 2018 in Sydney.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and

linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.