Dean of Law

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Dec 2021

Job no:506396
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of the Professions, Level E

The Adelaide Law School was established in 1883 and is South Australia’s oldest law school. The School is one of three schools—along with the Adelaide Business School and School of Economics and Public Policy—that comprise the Faculty of the Professions, the University of Adelaide’s largest faculty. South Australia’s highest ranked law school, in 2020 the School was awarded a 5-star rating for exceptional performance and quality standards by QS World Rankings.

Reporting to the Executive Dean, the Dean of Law is a member of the Faculty Executive and contributes to the overall management and leadership of the Faculty while working collaboratively with the broader university. The Dean of Law provides academic leadership to the Adelaide Law School, advances excellence in teaching, ensures high quality graduates, and enables research outputs that have national and international impact. They will also be required to nurture and build upon the School’s strong connections with external stakeholders including government, defence, the judiciary and the professions.

The University is seeking outstanding candidates with a record of academic distinction and significant professional standing within the law. They should possess an established reputation as a respected leader, including experience in strategy development and implementation and leading and managing change. Evidence of an inspirational style which promotes a culture of high performance should be coupled with outstanding
interpersonal and leadership skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

For a confidential discussion, contact Bill Kett or Tanu Mehta at Heidrick & Struggles on +61 3 9012 3043. To obtain an information pack or to apply, please email by Friday 10 December 2021.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

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