Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities at Melbourne Law School

There are two postdoctoral fellowship opportunities currently available at Melbourne Law School: the University of Melbourne’s McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Melbourne Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Melbourne Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship

The MLS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is designed to support talented, recent doctoral graduates in law to establish and consolidate their research careers and contribute to the intellectually vibrant and research-intensive culture of Melbourne Law School. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for dedicated research time within a supportive and collegial research environment. In addition, a small teaching component is an essential part of this program, thereby enabling the development of teaching skills and a teaching portfolio. The program provides research, teaching and academic career mentoring, and is designed to nurture the most promising early career researchers in any area of law.

This two-year Fellowship commences at Level A6 in the University Salary Band (approximately $87,000 per annum) plus superannuation.

For the current round (commencing in 2018), applicants must have graduated or met all the requirements to graduate with a PhD in Law from any university, including The University of Melbourne, during the period 1 January 2015 to 16 July 2017. The PhD completion date is considered to be the date of the official notification letter, i.e. your PhD must be verified as complete by the awarding institution. If you have not yet submitted your PhD, or it is still under examination, you are not eligible to apply in this round.

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme was established by the University of Melbourne to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University in areas of research priority, and in particular to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. It is a three-year Fellowship commencing at Level A6 in the University Salary Band (approximately $87,000 per annum) plus superannuation. It is a research Fellowship with only a small amount of teaching expected or permitted.

Please note PhD graduates from the University of Melbourne are not eligible to apply for a McKenzie Fellowship.

For the current round (commencing in 2018), your PhD must have been awarded between 1 January 2015 and 25 September 2017.  The date of the award is considered to be the date of the official notification letter, i.e. your PhD must be verified as complete by the awarding institution.  If you have not yet submitted your PhD, or it is still under examination, you are not eligible to apply in this round.

 

For more information about these opportunities, please see here