Melbourne Law School

Full-time, fixed term position for a period of up to five years.

About Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School (MLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of the University of Melbourne. It is ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 8 in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2015-2016. The QS rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 36 individual subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

About the role

Professor Adrienne Stone’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick ARC Laureate Fellowship Program aims to address a problem for liberal democracies: the need to reconcile the tensions between the pursuit of diversity and the promotion of social cohesion. The critical problem is becoming increasingly urgent as nations grapple with the challenges of highly diverse multi-cultural societies. The team working on the Fellowship will draw on the experiences of constitutionalism throughout the world to investigate how Constitutions, in their design and in their application, can serve as a unifying force while still nurturing the diversity appropriate for a complex, modern society.

Applicants must have graduated or have met the requirements to graduate with a PhD in Law, or a related field by 1 December 2016. Applicants must provide evidence of the award of their PhD, including date of award. Applicants must be able to commence employment between 1 December 2016 and no later than 1 December 2017.

Link to The University of Melbourne employment site is here:

Close date:  Friday 12 August 2016

The Position Description is attached and available on the following link: 0041161_22jul16.pdf

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