Associate Professor or Professor in Contract Law

The University of Sydney - Sydney Law School

Reference no. 1552/0916 

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, employing over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students. 

Sydney Law School attracts high calibre students to its combined Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Juris Doctor (JD) programs, and has extensive postgraduate teaching and research programs. We are located on the University’s Camperdown Campus and provide students with exceptional teaching and research facilities, which are supported by state-of-the-art technology. 

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Contract Law. 

This is an opportunity to lead our contract law team in research and teaching, and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research and coursework students. Responsibilities may also include coordination of the LLB and JD compulsory contract law unit of study. 

The key responsibilities of the position are to:

  • develop and teach contract law units of study
  • lead the coordination and curriculum development in such units and programs
  • develop and lead a research program in contract law, including high quality publications and conference presentations
  • provide academic leadership and mentoring for junior staff in the contract law field and more broadly at Sydney Law School
  • contribute to administrative aspects of teaching and research
  • contribute to the governance, leadership and engagement of the school, the University, the legal profession and the community. 

The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and relevant experience and qualifications. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of appointment. 

For more information on the position, faculty and University, please request the candidate brochure by contacting Ms Nicole Pearson, Recruitment Administrator – Senior Academic, at 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply. 

Closing Date: 11.30pm 6 November 2016 (Sydney time) 

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged. 

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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