Research Fellow in Law

Melbourne, Australia
09 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Melbourne Law School

Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 9.5% superannuation

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow with expertise in international law or a related field for a fixed term position (3 years) to work on an ARC-funded research project on ‘The potential and limits of international adjudication’, focussing on Australia’s experience at the International Court of Justice. The Research Fellow will assist with research and with the administration of the project, including establishing a project website.

The research project aims to analyse the place of adjudication in international affairs, using a case study of Australia’s engagement with the International Court of Justice. The successful applicant will gain experience of researching legal issues in topic areas such as the role of international adjudication, the background to Australian litigation before the ICJ, and the impact of the five cases in which Australia has been involved. This is an opportunity for an early stage researcher with expertise in public international law to work alongside established international legal researchers obtaining experience of the research process. The successful applicant will carry out research as preparation for publications and presentations, organise workshops and take an active role in helping to disseminate the research findings.

About Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School (MLS) is Australia's first all-graduate law faculty. Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law, and awarded this country's first law degrees.

About the role:

The Research Fellow with work with Professor Hilary Charlesworth and Associate Professor Margaret Young on an ARC-funded project on ‘The potential and limits of international adjudication’. Tasks will include research, manuscript preparation, conference organizing, project administration, and establishing and maintaining a project website.

About you:

You will have excellent research and writing skills, a demonstrated capacity to work independently, to meet deadlines and to contribute as an effective team member. 

Indigenous Australians seeking support to apply for a vacancy are encouraged to contact the University by emailing their contact details and position number to

Close date: 28 Jan 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria


 0044889 Project Description.pdf

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