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Research Fellow - Law of the Sea

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

Research Fellow - Law of the Sea


Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)

Duration: 1-year fixed term

Remuneration: $78k– $ 105k (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Location: Kensington NSW

  • Work where new ideas come to life and impact lives
  • An opportunity to do good work and have your work do good
  • Turbocharge your research career working with global leaders in this field

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.

Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. And it’s why we come to campus each day.
If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Why your role matters

The Research Fellow will contribute towards the research project of SHARP Professor Natalie Klein of the UNSW Law & Justice Faculty (School of Public and Global Law). The research project will be focused on the law of the sea, maritime security, state responsibility and international dispute settlement. The Research Fellow will provide high level research and administrative support, as well as undertake independent research and writing on a specific project on maritime security and international law. You will be encouraged to collaborate with other international law colleagues within the team and Faculty where feasible.

In this position the Research Fellow will be provided with the career enhancing opportunity to work closely on a book with Professor Klein and be part of a big publication.

This position is being offered as full time, with a flexible blend of working remotely and from the vibrant UNSW Kensington Campus.

We are accepting interest from candidates with Level A experience for this position.


You will have:

  • A law degree with a higher degree in international law, awarded in 2017 or later.
  • Experience in public international law, preferably law of the sea.
  • Strong track record of high-quality publications and conference presentations in public international law.
  • Ability to maintain a sound governance framework for research activities and ensure appropriate ethics approval, reporting and documentation of research outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake independent research and to devise and execute a research plan that aligns with the duration of the Fellowship.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills including the capacity to coordinate the day to day aspects of a research project and the ability to meet deadlines.


To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.


About the Faculty

UNSW Law & Justice is a top-ranking faculty and a global leader in law and criminology education and research, setting the pace in Australia for 50 years.   

We ranked 13th globally for law in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and 16th in the Employer Reputation category by subject. In the most recent round of research excellence rankings, UNSW received an ERA rating of 5 for law, the highest possible score.   

We're inspired by principles of law and justice and grounded in well-established legal skills. UNSW Law & Justice is committed to social justice and human rights, and to making a difference in this world.

To Apply: Please submit your Cover Letter, CV and Responses to the additional questions asked in the application form. You must submit your application online, we cannot accept emailed applications.


Download File PD - Research Fellow - Level A - 2021 (4).docx


Persa Tzakis

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Applications close:  Sunday 19th December at 11:30pm AESDT. Please note that due to university shutdown interviews will be taking place in early February.

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.


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