Professor/associate Professor and Director Capital Punishment Impact Initiative

Monash University is offering professor position in criminal law. Applicants should apply before October 18, 2019.

Monash University is Australia's largest and most international university, with a budget of $1.8 billion, over 70,000 student enrolments and more than 7500 FTE staff. A member of the research-intensive Group of Eight universities, Monash has an entrepreneurial culture and continues to strengthen its position as a prominent and engaged global institution.

The Monash Law Faculty (Monash Law) is consistently recognised and ranked as one of the world's best law schools. Monash Law is a leading international, clinical, and digital law school providing world-class education, research, and external engagement from seven locations across both global hemispheres. A number of these Australian and overseas locations relate to the Capital Punishment Impact Initiative.

Our excellence in research, teaching, and clinical legal education has been at the forefront of legal education and scholarship for decades in Australia. We pride ourselves on offering real, tangible legal experience and international study opportunities, and equipping our students with an extensive legal education. We also have world-class research centres and groups across the full spectrum of international, public, private, and criminal law.

Monash University has always been a prominent academic and social advocate for human rights and is acknowledged worldwide for its human rights scholarships and advocacy. A unique opportunity is now available to join Monash as the inaugural Director of the Capital Punishment Impact Initiative.

The Faculty of Law and the Capital Punishment Justice Project (formerly known as Reprieve Australia) have joined to create and develop a new regional initiative for research, policy, and clinical case-work, with a particular focus upon the Asia-Pacific region. This Initiative will be the hub of a southern hemisphere network of value to those involved in work globally across the public, private, and community sectors concerning capital punishment justice and impact.

The inaugural Director of the Capital Punishment Impact Initiative is responsible for helping to establish the Capital Punishment Impact Initiative with its two foundation partners, working with them and in furtherance of the Australian Government's Strategy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty worldwide. The Director (who shall be entitled during and beyond their term of appointment to be called the 'Foundation Director') is to provide strategic leadership for the Initiative, working closely with the Faculty leadership team to deliver all aspects of strategy, management, and financial viability of the Initiative, with a view to its eventual growth into a cross-disciplinary Institute under Monash University's policy governing faculty centres and University-wide institutes.

The role of the Director sits in the Faculty of Law, and the Director will have an underlying substantive position in the Faculty.

The Director will develop and lead the expertise in the field, mentor staff and early career researchers, supervise postgraduate students, and foster excellence in research, teaching, professional activities, and policy development.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral qualification and outstanding international scholarly experience in influencing human rights and the capital punishment agenda. Extensive strategic leadership and management experience coupled with a demonstrated ability to develop research centres, collaborations, and fundable projects will be critical to success in the role. An extensive record of building relationships with industry, government, community partners and investors to enhance the reputation of the institute will also be vital.

In return, we offer an engaging and dynamic role that includes many opportunities to network with human rights experts around the globe, as part of a committed and collegial team. Our collaborative and supportive environment offers many benefits, including a competitive salary, a dynamic team, and opportunities for further training and development. This challenging role will deliver great rewards to the right applicant.

Visit our ‘why work at Monash’ website page to find out further benefits Monash University offers

This role is a full-time position requiring occasional work out-of-hours. Travel will also be required.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being aChildSafe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a validWorkingwithChildrenCheck.

If you are passionate to take on this challenge, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


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