23 March 2011

NOTICE: Gilbert + Tobin Chair in Indigenous Law (University of Sydney)

The following is from the Legal Scholarship Network on SSRN:

Sydney Law School Gilbert + Tobin Chair in Indigenous Law
Reference No. 402/0211

The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

Sydney Law School is pleased to announce the establishment of its first Chair in Indigenous Law.

The Gilbert + Tobin Chair in Indigenous Law, initially in place for five years, will provide academic leadership in the establishment of a rigorous Indigenous law program, developing generalist undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Indigenous law while enhancing the capacity of the Sydney Law School to service specialist postgraduate research.


As Chair, you will engage with internal stakeholders including the Koori Centre; the new position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy & Services); the Indigenous Strategy and Services Committee.; and colleagues within the division of Law, Arts & Social Sciences, and Education & Social Work. You will foster relationships with external stakeholders such as Indigenous community legal organisations, academics and practitioners. Engaging with the media you will also play an active role in raising the profile of Indigenous law at Sydney Law School.


To succeed in this position, you will:

- Be a scholar of international distinction with an outstanding record in the field of Indigenous law
- Have a demonstrated ability to teach within an Indigenous law program; and successful supervision of research higher degree students
- Have an outstanding track record for original research in the field of Indigenous law, with publication in refereed journals, books and reports of international standing
- Be an excellent people manager showing leadership in developing research teams within Indigenous law with vision and enthusiasm, working collaboratively across sectors and disciplines
- Demonstrate ability to link with external stakeholders in the pursuit of research opportunities; attracting external funding; and encourage collaborations in research both in Australia and with international colleagues and funding bodies

Consideration will be given to a fractional/part time appointment for a suitable candidate.


For general enquiries about the recruitment process please contact:

CONTACT: Rodney Waterson
Sydney Recruitment
Tel: +61 2 8627 1214
Email: rodney.waterson@sydney.edu.au

For specific enquiries contact:

CONTACT: Professor Greg Tolhurst

Pro Dean
Faculty of Law
Tel: +61 2 9351 0243
Email: gregory.tolhurst@sydney.edu.au


All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers site. Visit: http://sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 4 May 2011

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

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