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Job no: 0042749
Work type: Casual
Location: Parkville

Salary: $43.26 per hour plus 9.5% superannuation

About Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School (MLS) is Australia's first all-graduate law faculty. Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law, and awarded this country's first law degrees. MLS is ranked the Number 1 Law School in Australia and sits within the top 10 law schools in the world.

About the role:

Associate Professor Paul Ali and Professor Ian Ramsay are currently conducting a major study of Australian personal insolvency laws. They are seeking to employ a Research Assistant, with a background in historical research, to contribute to a study of Australian bankruptcy law in the nineteenth century. This study will focus on the laws of colonial Victoria and their social, economic and cultural context. The Research Assistant will conduct independent research and will assist with the preparation of a scholarly article. This position offers broad autonomy and a unique opportunity to conduct cutting edge legal-historical research.

About you:

You will have a relevant research background, being a completed or partially completed PhD in history, or scholarly publications in historical journals. You will have excellent research and writing skills, a demonstrated capacity to work independently, to meet deadlines and to contribute as an effective team member. 

Indigenous Australians seeking support to apply for a vacancy are encouraged to contact the University by emailing their contact details and position number to

Close date: 5 Mar 2017

Position Description*
(*includes Selection Criteria or Core Accountabilities and Competencies)

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