Melbourne Law School first offered Teaching Fellowships in 2009. These prestigious Fellowships are only available to candidates enrolled in a PhD at Melbourne Law School who have completed the candidature milestone of confirmation. The Fellowships include teacher training and mentoring, teaching and administrative experience and full inclusion in the intellectual life of the Law School. When combined with the excellent research support program available to all PhD students enrolled at Melbourne Law School, the Fellowships provide outstanding training for leading academics of the future.
The aims of the Teaching Fellowship are to:
- Provide a range of teaching experiences that will allow you to develop skills over the period of your candidature (i.e. three years);
- Provide an additional source of income on top of your scholarship to allow you to focus on your PhD;
- Offer an opportunity to develop relationships with teaching mentors in addition to your PhD supervisors;
- Offer an opportunity to develop a teaching portfolio that will be recognised by universities as evidence of a Fellow’s credentials as having both a theoretical understanding and practical experience of teaching; and
- Involve Fellows in Melbourne Law School's vibrant and exceptional academic community. To this end, Fellows will be provided with a workspace, computing facilities, access to extensive resources (including staff common rooms in the Law School building), inclusion in regular Law School teaching and research seminars and a web profile/homepage as a Melbourne Law School Teaching Fellow.
How to apply
Application Details for 2022 Teaching Fellowships
Expressions of Interest (EOI) for 2022 Teaching Fellowships will be accepted up until 11:59pm, 22 December 2021.
To be eligible to apply for a Teaching Fellowship you must be a current MLS PhD candidate with confirmed candidature. An EOI may be submitted prior to undertaking confirmation, however, Teaching Fellows must have successfully completed the candidature milestone of confirmation by no later than 28 February 2022.
Teaching Fellows must have the capacity to teach in one or more of the following breadth (undergraduate) teaching areas during 2022:
- Intellectual Property Law
- Health Law, Ethics and Society
- Legal Language
- Public Trials
- Free Speech and Media Law
- Global Human Rights Law
- Regulating Digital Platforms
For any queries, please contact the Office for Research.
Office for Research
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- Mailing Address
- Office for Research, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
- Street Address
- Office for Research, Level 3, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
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- Monday-Friday, 8.45am-5.00pm