Dr Nadirsyah Hosen has been working as a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Monash University since 20 July 2015. Previously he was appointed as lecturer at the Law Faculty, University of Wollongong in 2007, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009. He has a Bachelors degree (UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta), a Graduate Diploma in Islamic Studies, and Master of Arts with Honours (University of New England), as well as a Master of Laws in Comparative Law (Northern Territory University). He completed his first PhD (Law) at the University of Wollongong and a second PhD (Islamic Law) at the National University of Singapore. He then worked for two years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at TC. Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, where he taught 'comparative anti-terrorism law and policy' for LLM program. In June 2006, he was a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In June 2008, he was a visiting research fellow at Center for Integrative and Development Studies, the University of the Philippines.
His articles have been published in internationally recognised and refereed journals such as the Nordic Journal of International Law (Lund University), Asia Pacific Law Review (City University of Hong Kong), Australian Journal of Asian Law (University of Melbourne), European Journal of Law Reform (Indiana University), Asia Pacific Journals on Human Rights and the Law (Murdoch University), Journal of Islamic Studies (Oxford University), and Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Cambridge University).
Nadir is internationally known for his expertise on Shari'a and Indonesian law. He has been invited (and funded) as a speaker for seminars or public lectures in Australia (ANU, University of Melbourne, Griffith University and University of Western Australia) and overseas (National University of Singapore, Leiden University, Brawijaya University and Columbia University). These invitations are a reflection of his standing and also enrich the existing international reputation of the Faculty of Law. He is the author of Human Rights, Politics and Corruption in Indonesia: A Critical Reflection on the Post Soeharto Era, (Republic of Letters Publishing, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2010); Shari'a and Constitutional Reform in Indonesia (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 2007); a co-editor (with Joseph Liow) of Islam in Southeast Asia, 4 volumes, (Routledge, London, 2010); and a co-editor (with Richard Mohr) of Law and Religion in Public Life: The Contemporary Debate (Routledge, London, 2011.