Head of Law
University of New South Wales

Head of Law

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Senior Lecturer, Head of School / Director, Associate Professor, Senior Research Associate

  • Employment Type: Full Time, Fixed Term for 3 years with a continuing underlying appointment
  • Remuneration: Level C ($145,071 - 166,436) Level D position ($173, 556 - $190, 640) + 17% Super and annual leave loading)
  • Location: Kensington, NSW

Why The Role Matters:

The Centre for the Future of the Legal Profession will be dedicated to investigating the most pressing concerns about the legal profession’s future (key themes included are Ethics and Regulation, and AI and Access to Justice).

The Deputy Director will work with the Director (Michael Legg) to provide leadership for the Centre including through strategic planning, annual planning and budget forecasting.

The Deputy Director will play a key role in assessing legal education and training and will focus on transforming existing resources to ensure that the University produces graduates and practitioners that have the strategic, technical and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in legal environment. The Deputy Director will also work with the Director and fellow Centre researchers to support their research and related outreach activities.

To learn more about the centre please click on the link Download File CFLP info pack.pdf. You can also view the brochure together with the position description on jobs@unsw.


(please review the Position Description for a full list of Accountabilities)

  • Work with the Director to develop and implement the strategic plan for the Centre consistent with the goals of University and faculty strategies.
  • Continuing to grow a significant national and international research profile for the UNSW CFLP as a leader in research at the intersection of legal leadership, discrimination, workplace culture and others, demonstrated through high-impact publications, receipt of external funding and competitive grant schemes success.
  • Producing high-quality and high-value academic outputs, including success in gaining competitive grants, publication of peer-reviewed papers, and supervision of students (including Honours students and Centre interns).
  • Translating high-quality research into accessible outputs for Centre courses, policymakers, the media, civil society organisations and the general public.
  • Supporting and mentoring Centre members (including HDRs) in their research, including in the contexts of competitive grants; promoting the research and achievements of Centre members.
  • Representing the Centre and building strong engagement and collaboration between individuals, groups and Centres from across UNSW faculties, and with external partners and stakeholders to ensure effective collaboration on Centre courses and projects.

Skills and Experience: 

(please review the Position Description for a full list of Skills and Experience)

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in Law.
  • A distinguished record of scholarship and research leadership in a related field, evidenced by qualifications or equivalent experience, an outstanding track record of publications in international recognised, peer reviewed journals and conferences, and demonstrated success in attracting diversified research funding.
  • Demonstrated experience providing effective leadership of collaborative and innovative research teams.
  • Demonstrated commitment to strong collegial leadership and a capacity to work with partners and stakeholders within and external to the Centre.
  • Ability to engage at a senior level with government, industry and community groups to develop long term collaborative research partnerships and translate research into tangible social benefits including policy impacts.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design using a range of pedagogical approaches, development and delivery of courses and programs, at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.

The Position Description can be found below the job advert on jobs@unsw.


Benefits and Culture:

People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.

Our benefits include:

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc)
  • Career development opportunities
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period 
  • Discounts and entitlements

How to Apply:

To be considered upload your CV and submit your completed application online before 11:30pm on Sunday 26th November 2023 (Sydney time). Please ensure you upload a document (2-3 page maximum) that addresses how your skills and experience align to this position.

Get in Touch:

If you have any queries about the role, please contact:

Michael Legg


If you have any queries about the recruitment process, please contact:

Persa Tzakis


Please note, any applications sent to the contacts above will not be accepted.

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

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

Position Description

Advertised: 27 Oct 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 26 Nov 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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