Professor, School of Law

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Parramatta, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Sep 2023

26 Aug 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Juridical sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

8 Sep 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Full-Time, Ongoing Position
  • Western's Parramatta South Campus 

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

About the Team

The School of Law is committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement. It has a research focus on Public and Constitutional law, Human rights, Health law, and Social Justice issues. It also has a strong clinical legal education program based in the Justice Clinic.

Established in 1995, the School has quickly grown as an institution preparing some of the best legal minds in the profession. Over the past 20 years we have developed our Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Programs to focus on practical, professional training and active student participation in the community. We also offer a Juris Doctor (JD) program and Masters of Law. Our courses are a unique alternative to more traditional law schools, giving our students real-world experience.

Our remarkable academic team is dedicated to educating our students to meet the undoubted challenges of the 21st Century and technology potential.

About the Role

We are seeking a forward thinking, dynamic, and innovative scholar to take on a senior leadership role at the level of Professor within the School of Law.

The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate leadership in the School’s programs and a range of academic activities in the relevant discipline area and within the School. The appointee will be expected to conduct and lead significant research and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in their area of expertise. Additionally, the appointee will encourage interdisciplinary collaboration among existing faculty to leverage our intellectual capital, while building strong research teams and networks both internally and externally. The successful candidate will be committed to collegiality and working within a team including taking on leadership in service and governance.

To be considered, you will have PhD qualifications, as well as demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and a strong record in service and governance.

This is a full-time, ongoing position based at the Parramatta South Campus, with the flexibility to travel to other campuses as required.


Western Sydney University has long been identified as a University of the people. We value the contributions made by our staff and recognise that they underpin the enablement of our mission and values. In return, we offer: 

  • 17% super contributions
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Access to staff benefits such as; fitness passports, IT equipment, plus more goods and services

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Apply now ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application. Please review the position description for further information.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level E $243,832 to $252,318 p.a. (comprising Salary of $206,995 to $214,248 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please direct specific enquiries regarding the role to Elen Seymour, Deputy Dean, School of Law via email

Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at

Closing Date: 8:30 pm, Friday 8 September 2023 

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For an ongoing/continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and provide evidence at time of application.

How to Apply:

Please use the following link to submit your application

OR Please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be directed to Western Sydney University’s website, to submit your application.

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria in your application. Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at

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