Academic Appointment in Law
Monash University Faculty of Law
Australia

Faculty of Law – Academic Appointment Opportunities

Job No.: 620848

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: Continuing appointments

Remuneration: 

Level B: $101,130 - $120,093 pa (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Level C: $123,882 - $142,845 pa (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Level D: $149,169 - $164,331 pa (plus 17% employer superannuation) 

  • Join our prestigious, innovative, and world-class Law Faculty, with Australian and overseas campus opportunities for teaching and research
  • Become part of our vibrant community of talented students, renowned scholars, distinguished alumni, and partner organisations and institutions (including international law schools)
  • Work with fellow academics, centres, and groups committed to teaching and research in international, public, private, criminal, and clinical areas of law
  • Enjoy our premium facilities, teaching and clinical spaces, and multi-functional moot court
  • Take advantage of our inner-city presence in the heart of Melbourne’s judicial and legal precinct
  • Benefit from the career development and advancement, scale of resourcing and other support, and mentoring and leadership opportunities available at a research-focused Group of Eight (Go8) law school

About Monash University and the Faculty of Law

Monash is a university of transformation, progress and optimism. Our people are our most valued asset, with our academics among the best in the world. You will be part of a university that’s made up of inspirational, challenging thinkers and doers – and your work will make a lasting impact. Monash University was founded on the belief that the search for knowledge and the ways to use it never end. Discover more at www.monash.edu.

The Monash Law Faculty (‘Monash Law’) was established more than half a century ago to be a different kind of law school, with a pioneering spirit, an enterprising and inclusive approach, and a deep commitment to access to justice in all of its forms. We have both a local and a global outlook in our teaching, scholarship, and external engagement.

Monash Law is consistently recognised and ranked as one of the world’s best law schools. In this worldwide recruitment round, Monash Law aims to enhance its position as a leading international, clinical, and digital law school in the Indo-Pacific region, providing world-class education, research, and external engagement across both global hemispheres.

Monash Law is the only Australian law school to operate from seven different locations on three continents, and with significant investment in three community legal centres. Our commitment to local communities and the legal profession is as deep as our commitment to preparing our students and supporting our academics to make a difference in the world. Our dedicated Monash University Law Chambers situated in the heart of the Melbourne CBD legal and judicial district complements our Clayton base and legal clinics. Our academics are strongly committed to the teaching-research nexus, innovative teaching and impactful research, collaborative and cross-disciplinary initiatives, and access to justice across political, economic, environmental, and social domains. 

The Faculty has a vibrant research culture, with a strong commitment to diverse and innovative forms of high-quality doctrinal, empirical, and cross-disciplinary legal research that has governmental, professional, industry, and societal impact. We collaborate with world leaders in legal research and education throughout Australia and internationally and have demonstrated top-tier research intensive performance. Our staff are involved in ARC Discovery and Linkage grants and fellowships, as well as scaled-up and collaborative research initiatives through CRC projects and networks of excellence. The Faculty also has three outstanding University-approved research centres - the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation, and the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies - and a number of vibrant and emerging research groups including Feminist Legal Studies, Transnational Criminal Law, and Health and Wellbeing, as well as the new capital punishment initiative (Eleos Justice), Commercial Dispute Resolution Group, and Public Sector Law and Governance Group.

At Monash Law, we work with the legal profession and industry partners to develop a new generation of law graduates whose curiosity, commitment, and leadership will make a difference to our world. We offer a broadly based legal educational experience, for the benefit of students and their potential employers within and beyond the legal profession. We invest in premium facilities worthy of our world class students and staff, such as our renowned clinical sites, state-of-the-art and technologically enabled moot court, and contemporary, student-centred learning environments.

For more information about the Faculty of Law, please visit our website: www.monash.edu/law.

The Opportunities for Outstanding Academics to Join Monash Law

The Faculty is looking to appoint a number of outstanding academics to a range of ongoing roles. We are interested in appointing academics in all areas of law relevant to our teaching, research, and engagement. We also have particular needs in specific fields of legal teaching and research, and in undertaking applied research in access to justice (especially family violence) in our new Access to Justice Innovation Precinct, as outlined further below.

Academic Levels for appointment include: 

  • Level B - Lecturer or Clinic Lawyer
  • Level C - Senior Lecturer
  • Level D - Associate Professor
  • Level D - Academic Director, Clinical Education

Areas of particular teaching and research need include: 

  • Private and Commercial Law:
    • Contracts
    • Equity
    • Trusts
    • Property
    • Corporate/Commercial
    • Torts
    • Competition, consumer, and financial services
  • Legal Profession and Practice:
    • Legal Ethics and Practice
    • Evidence
    • Civil Procedure
    • Family Law (including family violence)
    • Dispute resolution and legal process (including mediation and arbitration)
    • Clinical legal education (including health-justice, small business, social enterprise, tenancy, senior law and senior abuse, family violence, entrepreneurialism, poverty and street law, and start-up clinics)
  • Regulation and Technology:Criminal Law and Procedure (including family violence)
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI), technology, and the law (including LawTech and RegTech)
    • AI-assisted data-analysis in legal and regulatory contexts
    • Technology and Access to Justice
    • Online courts, courtroom technology, and remote justice
    • Regulatory investigations and technology
    • Technology in the legal profession (including legal clinics)
  • Public and International Law
    • Constitutional and administrative law
    • Indigenous rights and the law
    • International arbitration and dispute resolution
    • Climate change and regulation

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills and successes of our staff. We invite you to apply to join us as part of our dynamic learning programs and high-quality research environment.

In addition to those with research, teaching and clinical experience, we also welcome applications from individuals who hold a current practicing certificate and have experience in legal practice or other relevant roles from the public, private, or community sectors.

We encourage you to include the following in your cover letter:

  • Areas of Research
  • Areas of Teaching
  • Teaching experience in the Australian context, including areas of law required for admission to legal practice in Australia
  • Any significant and relevant non-academic roles or experience  

Your application must address the selection criteria and we encourage you to keep your application concise and relevant (within 15 pages). Please refer to "How to apply for Monash jobs". If you wish to apply for multiple opportunities please detail the levels in your cover letter.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that respects and embraces differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, and genders.

These roles are full-time positions; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. These positions at the University will require the incumbents to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   

To Apply

Please visit our website to find out more about the academic opportunities and submit your application today: www.monash.edu/academic-recruitment-faculty-of-law.

Closing Date

Sunday 15 August 2021, 11:55 pm AEST

Contact

Associate Professor Melissa Castan, Associate Dean (Academic Staff), +61 456 643 969

law-workwithus@monash.edu


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