Postdoctoral Fellow, ANU College of Law

Canberra, Australia
$103,841- $117,736 plus 17% superannuation
31 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $103,841- $117,736 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term, 3 years (36 months)
Position Description: Download File Academic Level B_Postdoctoral Fellow.pdf

Location: Canberra

Position overview

Ranked as one of the world's leading law schools, the ANU College of Law is Australia's national law school. This Post-doctoral Fellowship is an exciting opportunity to work on the multi-year Australian Research Council Discovery Project ‘Reconceiving Engagement with International Law in a Populist Era’, led by Professor Jeremy Farrall, Professor Jolyon Ford and Associate Professor Imogen Saunders (‘Chief Investigators’). The successful candidate will work exclusively on this project during their fellowship, in doing so developing their own academic career. The ANU College of Law provides a supportive and dynamic research environment with particular strengths in international law.

The Project seeks to map and analyse the impact of domestic populist politics on states’ engagement with international law in four key multilateral institutions (UN Human Rights Council, UN Security Council, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization) over the period 2014-2025. The project focuses on four country case studies (India, Philippines, UK, US).  It combines analytical international law research with comparative empirical research using data gathered through fieldwork interviews and archival research.  The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with the Chief Investigators on both the analytical and empirical sides of the Project.  The candidate will have a recent doctoral degree and a strong academic grounding in international law, as well as relevant practical experience and/or research expertise relating to the Project’s wider subject-matter.

The successful candidate will also have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.  They will enjoy engaging with contemporary international law issues and have an interest in keeping abreast of relevant developments in international law and institutions. The position requires strong organisational skills and capability to assist in the planning and facilitation  of research workshops and fieldwork.  The successful candidate will also have the capacity to undertake independent international legal research and be able to bring their own insights and contributions to the Project.

The Post-doctoral Fellow will gain experience in working with an established research team with a strong history of collaborative research and high-quality co-authored publications and will have further opportunity to work with the Project’s US Partner Investigators based at the University of Maryland and Indiana University. They will gain research leadership experience through coordination of research assistants and contribution to Project outputs including policy papers, journal articles and/or books.

For further information for this position, please contact Jo Ford T: +61 2 6125 4164 E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.  

Closing Date: 12 January 2023