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If you're a bright, energetic, out-of-the-box thinker seeking a distinctive environment in which to flourish then the University of Canberra wants to hear from you.

Become part of something distinctive.

Head of School - Canberra Law School

Apply now Job no: 494116
Work type: Academic
Location: Bruce
Categories: Teaching and Research, Law and Justice Studies

The University of Canberra works with government, business and industry locally and internationally, challenging the status quo through the pursuit of better ways to teach, learn and research, serving our communities and the nation. Based in the ACT, one of the fastest growing economies in the country, Canberra has a highly innovative business and professional community taking leading products and services to the world as well as the centre of government. The University of Canberra is integral to creating and growing this highly diverse knowledge based economy!

This is your opportunity to build on your remarkable career. As a senior leader and executive you will lead the Canberra Law School, building on its past and acknowledged success. The School is ranked among the top five Schools nationally for generic skills development with its research assessed as being “world standard” by the Australian Research Council (ARC). To find out more click Here

In collaboration with the Executive Dean Professor Wendy Lacey and other key leaders you will be responsible for the overall management of the School, including academic outcomes and engaging and leading a team of specialist academics and support staff. You will be known for your ability to inspire and engage with people at all levels as well as building organisational capacity to deliver quality outcomes, increasing and enhancing teaching, research, innovation and engagement strategies.

Your outward looking capacity will ensure the School continues to develop and build key partnerships with external organisations and ensure it continues to be recognised on the local, national and international arena. To be successful you will be a proven leader within the legal profession either within academic, government or an industry sector. You will be known for your deep discipline expertise along with your ability to lead people and engage and build partnerships with key stakeholders. Qualifications in Law is essential and a PhD in Law or a cognate discipline is desirable, along with a deep understanding of the accreditation requirements for law programs in Australia.

If you are looking to work in a world leading university that offers a flexible and understanding work environment with family-friendly policies, as well as giving you access to our on-site gym, medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

The University is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

We are keen to understand your career aspirations, experience and what would make a good work environment for you, so to find out more call or email Professor Wendy Lacey Executive Dean Faculty of Business, Government and Law on 02 6201 5424 or email

To register your interest please complete the expression of interest form using the APPLY BUTTON below with either your online profile, LinkedIn profile or up-to-date curriculum vitae.

For general enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact our recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Tuesday 29 October 2019.

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