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RESEARCH FELLOW, STATELESSNESS

Job no: 0043930

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne Law School

Salary: $73,669 - $99,964 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 9.5% super

About Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School (MLS) at the University of Melbourne, Australia’s leading law school, invites applications for a Research Fellow to join the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness.


About the role:

The Research Fellow will be involved in all aspects of the work of the centre which has as its focus the development of teaching, research and engagement projects with three major aims:

• To properly understand the scope, scale and reasons for statelessness in order to develop targeted and effective responses to it;

• To work towards reducing and, over time, eliminating statelessness; and

• Until statelessness is eliminated, working to protect the human rights of stateless people within the countries in which they reside.

The Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness seeks an experienced researcher to play an instrumental role in developing and carrying out an innovative program of legal and other research aimed at understanding the causes of statelessness and identifying appropriate responses to reduce and eradicate statelessness.

The Research Fellow will have high-level skills in research and analysis and project development and management, with particular interest and expertise in refugee law, statelessness and/or human rights. The Fellow will also have capacity to develop and deliver training materials to a wide-ranging audience beyond the academic community.

This is a full time position reporting to Professor Michelle Foster.

Melbourne Law School is consistently ranked amongst the top law schools in the world. It is home to a dynamic group of faculty and research students in international and human rights law, and has a reputation for outstanding critical and innovative work in this field, globally and in the Asia-Pacific region.

The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. The University employs people of outstanding calibre and offers a unique environment where staff are valued and rewarded. Further information about working at the University and the benefits available to staff can be found at this link: http://our.melbourne.edu.au/staff.html.

 

About you:

The Research Fellow will have high-level skills in research and analysis and project development and management, with particular interest and expertise in refugee law, statelessness and/or human rights.

 

Indigenous Australians seeking support to apply for a vacancy are encouraged to contact the University by emailing their contact details and position number to law-hr@unimelb.edu.au

 

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