Dean, Melbourne Law School

University of Melbourne
June 05, 2024
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Dean, Melbourne Law School


The Role The University of Melbourne seeks an exceptional new Dean for the Melbourne Law School (MLS) to lead the School with purpose, clarity and energy through its next chapter. In taking up this position, the successful applicant would be responsible for the ongoing academic, research and resource management of the leading law school in the Asia Pacific and the best law school in Australia.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will be both a distinguished Professor and a leader of considerable standing and experience. Able to lead, grow and inspire world class scholars and partners, the Dean will have the capacity and resolve to build deep and respected relationships within and outside the School, to maintain the highest levels of academic excellence and build local and global impact, and to strengthen the School's international standing and reputation.

The Dean will also play a major role in senior University leadership through their membership of the University Executive and contributions to cross- university collaboration.

Relevant Experience and Qualifications The successful applicant will have international standing and a record of research and teaching achievements in a relevant field in law, and able to represent and promote the School locally and internationally. A visionary leader able to lead a school of the highest calibre academic and professional staff, they will have had deep experience in a world leading University, and be able to traverse the national and international landscape. They will be adept at leading the strategy of the school and the implementation of its initiatives, ensuring ongoing financial sustainability through effective management of its resources.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity in one of the world's best universities and the leading law school in Australia.

Further relevant experience, responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the attached Candidate Information Pack.

How to Apply The University of Melbourne will be supported in its global search for this appointment by the executive search firm The Insight Group.

Please direct any enquiries and send your application directly to: Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group at [email protected] or contact by phone on +613 9654 3288.

The deadline for applications is Midnight AEDT 5 June 2024

  • Advertised:
  • 06 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

  • Applications close:
  • 05 Jun 2024 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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