Research Officer in Law

Melbourne, Australia
03 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-time, Fixed-term position until December 2020
  • $83,397 - $90,272 p.a + 17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Centre for Innovative Justice sits within the College of Business and was established in 2012 to research, teach and promote modern and innovative ways of delivering justice both through formal court processes and within and across the broader justice system.

The Role and responsibilities

This role will undertake research activities in line with the Centre's research strategy working under the broad direction of the Deputy Director. As the successful candidate you will assist the Associate Directors (ADs) to

  • identify and monitor emerging trends and developments in innovative justice;
  • conduct discrete pieces of research to support the Centre's work;
  • contribute to the preparation of grant applications, as well as applications for ethics approval in a range of contexts;
  • support the co-ordination of research activities;
  • draft submissions to inquiries and; and
  • assist the ADs in the production of high quality written publications on behalf of the Centre.

Skills & Experience Required

Demonstrated high-level experience in research, as well as policy analysis and development, in a field or fields relating to the work of the Centre will be essential. These areas include criminal justice reform; therapeutic and restorative justice and responses to gendered violence, amongst many others. Also essential will be a track record of producing high quality written publications and influencing policy outcomes.

A demonstrated working knowledge of law reform processes, , stakeholder engagement, advocacy and public interest litigation will be viewed favourably, as will a demonstrated understanding of contemporary issues impacting the justice system, and the network of public, private and community institutions and agencies constituting the justice system.

Finally, your demonstrated commitment to social justice and human rights through work or voluntary experience, as well as promotion of innovative strategies for delivering justice will be looked upon favourably.

To Apply

For further information please contact Mark Madden on +61 3 9925 1299. Applications close on Friday 18th August 2017. Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description which can be accessed by visiting and search using job reference number 558015.

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.