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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Faculty of Law

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

Ranked 14th in the world, UNSW Law is Australia’s leader in progressive and rigorous legal education and research.  Inspired by principles of justice, UNSW Law through its teaching, research and community outreach, promotes a holistic understanding of law and its role in society. 

UNSW Law includes more than 90 academics, many of whom are leaders in their areas of research interest. Our research is organised around a range of centres and disciplinary clusters.  The Faculty’s research ranges from traditional doctrinal study to interdisciplinary, empirical and theoretical work. A common theme is the engagement with law outside the University, through policy and law reform and collaboration with practitioners of all kinds. UNSW Law is supported by 60 professional and technical staff who provide management and support in teaching, research, finance and student administration. Law UNSW

The Opportunity  

  • 2 Year Full-time, Fixed-term opportunity (until Dec 31st, 2022 - with possible extension, funding dependent)
  • Academic Level B: $109K - $128K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based
  • Full working rights will be required for the full duration of the contract

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be working with SHARP Professor Natalie Klein on research projects that complement her research on informal lawmaking, the law of the sea, maritime security, state responsibility and international dispute settlement. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will provide high level research and administrative support, as well as undertake independent research and writing for the Fellow’s own projects. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be encouraged to collaborate with other international law colleagues within the Faculty of Law in furtherance of research projects of mutual interest.

Please see the attached position description for full details. Download File Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Level B

Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in law, awarded in 2017 or later.
  • Experience in public international law, preferably law of the sea or international dispute settlement.
  • 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.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write for both legal and non-legal audiences.
  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with academics, legal practitioners and others and build and maintain effective relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as work effectively as a member of a team.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Professor Natalie Klein                       E:

Applications close: 11pm, 4th January 2021.

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