Academic Positions, Melbourne Law School

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $217,805 per annum + 17% superannuation
07 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville 
Role type: Full-time; Continuing 
Faculty: Melbourne Law School 
Salary: Level B - E, $114,645 - $217,805 per annum + 17% superannuation 


The Melbourne Law School is seeking applications for a number of open positions from suitably qualified academics across a range of levels. These positions will contribute to the teaching and learning, research, engagement, and leadership activity at the Melbourne Law School.  This opportunity is open to academics with experience in all areas of law but we are especially interested in applicants with a track record of teaching in the core law curriculum. For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements at the various academic levels, please refer to the attached PD. 

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone. 

About the Melbourne Law School 

The Melbourne Law School is a single department faculty located in a custom designed building in University Square at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus. The faculty is a vibrant community of creative legal scholars, dedicated to a highly collegial, research-intensive institutional life. It is committed to providing a high quality and intellectually challenging educational experience in all its programs: the Juris Doctor (JD), Melbourne Law Masters (MLM), Undergraduate (Breadth), and Research Higher Degrees (PhD). The faculty aims to integrate its activities in teaching and research and to engage with local, national and global communities.

Be Yourself 

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page. 

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne. 

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit - 

How to Apply

Your submitted application should include a cover letter and your CV, along with your responses to the key selection criteria listed against the level for which you are applying (maximum of 3 pages).

Your cover letter should address the following:  

  • What your published research to date has contributed to your field and why it is significant or innovative or demonstrates outstanding potential. 
  • Your research plans (and what that future research will contribute to the field). 
  • Your teaching interests and experience and how you approach your teaching, including any evidence of teaching quality (such as peer review reports, teaching awards, student evaluation results or teaching courses undertaken). 
  • The nature and impact of your contribution (both current and future) to engagement (if any) through dissemination of your research and engagement to the community at a local, national and/or global level. 
  • Your contributions to service or leadership. 

For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

For queries, please email Professor Jennifer Morgan at Please do not send your application to this email address.

Applications close: 8 October 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0059832_MLS Recruitment Round 2023 PD.docx