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Dean of Law and Justice- UNSW

This position is now filled

About the opportunity

The Dean is accountable for the strategic direction and overall performance of research, the student education experience and community engagement in the Faculty of Law and Justice, and to provide highly effective management of the Faculty strategy, planning, human resources, financial, physical resources, and administrative activities.

The role of Dean reports to the Provost and leads the Faculty Executive in shaping and realising the Faculty’s future. Heads of Schools and Centre Directors report into the Dean along with the Faculty Executive Director, Deputy Dean (Education) and Associate Deans (Research, International and Academic).


About UNSW

The UNSW Law Building

UNSW Law & Justice is a  a global leader in legal education and research, having set the pace in Australia for 50 years. In the latest 2021 QS Subject Rankings UNSW had six subjects place in the global top 20, with UNSW Law placing 13th. The University is administratively sound, highly collegiate, well-funded and in a position of both stability and strength.

The Faculty of Law & Justice comprises of three Schools:

    • School of Private and Commercial Law
    • School of Global and Public Law
    • School of Criminal Justice, Law and Society

Grounded in black letter skills and inspired by principles of justice, UNSW Law & Justice through its teaching, research and community outreach, promotes a holistic understanding of law and its role in society.

What you will bring to the role

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A distinguished record of strategic leadership in pursuit of academic excellence
  • The capacity and vision to provide strategic leadership to the Faculty of Law and Justice in the development and implementation of its mission, goals and objectives
  •  An appreciation of the values and roles of a major teaching and research university
    operating in an international context
  •  An understanding of the complexities of the relationships between the university
    sector and the legal sector and the capacity to interact effectively in this
  •  A commitment to the guiding principles and objectives outlined in UNSW’s 2025
    Strategy and the ability to articulate these principles and objectives in a variety of settings
  •  The capacity to manage and implement successful change which encourages superior teaching, scholarship and innovation
  •  A demonstrable record of operating in a complex business model and applying sound business and commercial acumen characterised by fact-based decision making
  •  A demonstrated capacity to represent the University effectively in a variety of external settings through networking, partnership building and influencing skills
  •  Knowledge of and commitment to the principles and application of Equal Employment Opportunities, Anti-discrimination legislation and Occupational Health and Safety legislation in the workplace.
  •  An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Inside the UNSW Law Building

To learn more, and to apply

To obtain full details and for a confidential discussion, prospective candidates should contact Dr Rosalind De Sailly