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$146,917-$161,526 (ALEVD) OR $188,321 (ALEVE)


Edith Cowan University is a young and progressive university attributed with the highest level of student satisfaction of all Australian public universities and a rapidly developing research profile with international recognition. In 2019, Edith Cowan University was listed in the top 500 universities in the Times Higher Education rankings; this places ECU in the top 2.5% of universities worldwide. Located in Western Australia's capital city, Perth is a vibrant, sophisticated and safe city with stunning beaches and a standard of living that is amongst the highest in Australia and the world. Click here to find more about Perth.

The School of Business and Law is located at the modern Joondalup campus which features a wide range of contemporary facilities including a state-of-the art Library and Moot Court that enhances student and staff experiences. The School offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate, coursework and research Business and Law degrees designed to prepare our students with the relevant employability skills required by the industry. In 2019, the School of Business and Law was recognised as one of the top public universities in Western Australia for Teaching Quality and Graduate Satisfaction in the undergraduate areas of Business and Management, and Law and Paralegal Studies.

The Opportunity

The Law Discipline is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor/Professor to bring strategic and leadership capability along with proven academic standing to contribute to the continued growth of the Discipline. The successful candidate is expected to develop and deliver across both Priestley and non-Priestley units; build the intake and be actively involved in developing early career researchers within the discipline. The applicant is expected to make a significant contribution to the Discipline’s research profile by producing high-quality research and actively participating in research communities.

What you will bring

To be successful in this role you will need:
  • A doctoral qualification in Law with a first degree in Law (L.L.B) or equivalent desired.
  • Outstanding academic record with an international reputation as a leader in your field.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborations and secure external grants.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work with others to achieve outcomes and continual improvement.
  • Ability to grow the University’s reputation for having world ready graduates and leading edge research.

What we can offer

A dynamic role within the School of Business and Law, you will have the opportunity to further grow your expertise and develop your current leadership capabilities within a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment that values diversity and innovation.

This ongoing full-time position attracts a competitive salary of between $146,917 and $161,526 (ALVED) OR $188,321 (ALEVE) per annum in accordance with your qualifications and experience plus 17% University superannuation.

ECU is committed to supporting a healthy work/life balance with flexible family friendly policies, generous leave and working conditions, an on-campus fitness centre and access to its award-winning Health and Wellness Program.

Further enquiries

Enquiries at a Professorial level can be directed to Professor Maryam Omari (Executive Dean, School of Business and Law) at Enquiries regarding the Associate Professor opportunity can be directed to Associate Professor Joshua Aston (Associate Dean Law, School of Business and Law) at

How to Apply

Please head to our ECU Employment Opportunities page for further information on the vacancies outlined. To proceed with an application, select “Start New Application” on the right hand side of the desired vacancy, ensuring to submit a cover letter stating the academic level and specialisation you are applying for; your current academic CV; and a concise expression of interest (maximum 5 pages) addressing the each of the selection criteria.

Closing Date

Applications for this position will close at 11.30pm on Thursday, 15th January at 11.30pm WAST.


University Values

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.


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