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Associate Professor or Professor (Sydney Law School)

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  • Exciting opportunity to contribute to the research & teaching in criminal law/criminology
  • Located on the University’s Camperdown Campus
  • Full time, ongoing role with one of the best law schools in the world

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Law School is one of the best law schools in the world for teaching and research, our students learn from globally recognised legal educators and highly respected professional practitioners. Our internationally renowned researchers are working to deliver real-world change in Australia and overseas. The School is ranked 16th in the QS World Universities Rankings 2022 for the discipline of law.

Sydney Law School is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic at the level of Associate Professor or Professor (Level D/E) to join a team and lead the research and teaching in the field of Criminal Law and Criminology. The position will play a significant role in contributing to the academic endeavours within the Discipline of Criminal law and Criminology in Sydney law School. The position contributes to fostering a culture of excellence through their own expertise and through guiding academic staff and students towards success. This position is expected to play a role in the leadership of the Sydney Institute of Criminology.

About you (skills, capabilities and experience)

The successful candidate will

  • hold a PhD or equivalent higher research degree in relevant academic field.
  • have a law degree.
  • have an established record of effective teaching, research and established scholarship, as well as professional accomplishments consistent with the rank of associate or professor in the field of criminal law (procedure, history and theory), criminal justice (policing and sentencing) or criminology broadly understood.
  • possess in depth knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the University’s organisational culture and values.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a continuing full-time position, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.

Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance will also be provided if required.

How to apply

Applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience meet the requirements for the role) must be submitted via the link above. Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details.

Candidate Information Brochure

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from: Professor Shae McCrystal (Deputy Head of School and Dean, Sydney Law School) by email at [email protected]

For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact: Dr Mushtaq Sobhan (Senior Talent Partner, Senior Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) by email at [email protected] or on +61 433 556 642.


To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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