Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Law (multiple positions) - Fisher Leadership
Lismore, Gold Coast
Close Date: 26/10/2022
REF: SCUlaw0922
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Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Law (multiple positions)

Lismore, Gold Coast
Close Date: 26/10/2022
REF: SCUlaw0922
  • Exciting opportunities to join a University transforming tomorrow, today
  • Multiple continuing opportunities; up to $190,982 plus 17% super
  • Deliver education differently with our SCU Model which sets us apart


About us

Southern Cross University is a young, dynamic and rising institution of excellence committed to transforming tomorrow.  Our game changing new education model brings a deeper learning experience, improving individual student outcomes and quality of life.

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are a leader in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and pride ourselves on helping shape a better tomorrow.

About the opportunities

Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Business, Law and Arts is seeking to build a law discipline that is unique in Australia in its proximity to and engagement with the legal profession.

We believe that it is our purpose to educate and equip outstanding legal practitioners for practice. Therefore, we are looking for a select group to join us at all levels whose connections to practice run deep, and whose authority in their chosen area of expertise is unquestionable.

We are happy to structure the roles we have available to promote ongoing and substantive connection to practice. This may mean flexibility with respect to periods of leave for ongoing embedded professional activity or fractional and joint appointments.

If you have a passion for the Law, for the translation of insights from practice into dynamic legal education and thought leadership to prepare our next generation of practice leaders – this appointment may well be for you.

About you

Applicants will possess a relevant postgraduate qualification, with an underpinning LLB or equivalent. The capacity to inspire students through practice informed teaching and an orientation to the use of authentic assessment is essential. In addition, you will have a track record of or a capacity to practice to a high standard, especially in journals likely to be of direct interest to the practice wing of the profession.

Professor and Associate Professor levels are marks of distinction.  Those who carry these titles are expected to exhibit leadership within the discipline of law and very strong credibility with the legal profession. As a Professor or Associate Professor, you will be expected to demonstrate unambiguous authoritativeness in your chosen domain of specialty.  You may have developed this through work in commercial practice, at the Bar or Bench, or through a more conventional academic journey.

You will have an inclination towards building a strong legacy for the University legal education programs and will use your experience and professional gravitas to build the University’s reputation within Australia’s legal profession.

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

Salary and benefits

SCU staff benefit from flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work models, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programs and professional learning opportunities. These positions are:

  • Full-time, continuing (permanent). Part time appointments can be negotiated.
  • Based at the Gold Coast campus with travel to our other campuses as required. Generous relocation support available.


Remuneration for these positions:

  • Academic Level E: $190,982, plus super up to 17%. The total full-time package will be $223,448.
  • Academic Level D: $148,746 – $163,655, plus super up to 17%. The total full-time package will be in the range of $174,032 – $191,476.
  • Academic Level C: $123,900 – $142,531, plus super up to 17%. The total full-time package will be in the range of $144,963 – $166,761.
  • Academic Level B: $101,544 – $120,179, plus super up to 17%. The total full-time package will be in the range of $118,806 – $140,609.


Find out more about working at SCU by visiting Why Work at SCU.


To apply, click on ‘Apply now’ below, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton or Sharyn Gowans, using reference SCUlaw0922, or call 1300 437 347 or +61 3 9016 6000 for further information or a confidential discussion.


Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion and aim to ensure equality in the recruitment of our staff.  Applications are supported and encouraged from those that bring diversity to the University.

Together, we are Transforming Tomorrow.

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