2022 round key dates
Friday 28 May 2021
Application form and guidelines released on University of Melbourne McKenzie webpage
Monday 28 June 2021
Expression of interest (CV and 2-3 page research proposal) due to Melbourne Law School
Monday 12 July 2021
Outcome of Melbourne Law School expression of interest advised
Monday 23 August 2021 (3pm)
The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme was established by the University of Melbourne to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University in areas of research priority, and in particular to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. It is a three-year Fellowship commencing at Level A6 in the University Salary Band (approximately $97,000 per annum) plus superannuation. It is a research Fellowship with only a small amount of teaching expected or permitted.
Please note PhD graduates from the University of Melbourne are not eligible to apply for a McKenzie Fellowship.
For the current round (commencing in 2022), your PhD must have been awarded between 1 January 2019 and 23 August 2021. The date of the award is considered to be the date of the official notification letter, i.e. your PhD must be verified as complete by the awarding institution. If you have not yet submitted your PhD, or it is still under examination, you are not eligible to apply in this round.
Melbourne Law School Expression of Interest
If you are interested in a McKenzie Fellowship based at Melbourne Law School, you are required to email a CV (including an up-to-date publications list) and a 2-3 page research proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 28 June 2021. Associate Professor Dale Smith, the Law School's Associate Dean Research, will decide if Melbourne Law School will support your application, and will consult with colleagues with relevant expertise as appropriate. We intend to let you know the outcome by Monday 12 July 2021. If Melbourne Law School invites you to progress to a full application, we will appoint an academic as your contact (as required in the application form) who can give you feedback on your research proposal. Melbourne Law School Office for Research staff will also assist you with your application.
We do not require or expect MLS academics to assist prospective applicants with their expression of interest. It is not necessary for prospective applicants to identify their academic contact/supervisor/mentor at the expression of interest stage. Associate Professor Dale Smith, when reviewing expressions of interest, will confer with MLS academics with relevant expertise and will organise an appropriate academic contact as part of determining the shortlisted group of applicants. The academic contact will then have the opportunity to give the applicant feedback on their draft McKenzie application.
Ms Mas Generis
Senior Research Officer
Office for Research
Melbourne Law School
Telephone: +61 3 8344 9983
Please direct any queries to Melbourne Law School's Office for Research, not to current McKenzie Fellows.