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 (or have received an unconditional offer to enrol in the PhD at the time of application). 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 2020 Teaching Fellowships
In order to be eligible for a Teaching Fellowship in 2020 you must either be enrolled in our PhD Program or have submitted a formal application for admission to the PhD Program in 2020.
All eligible candidates will be contacted directly with the Teaching Fellowship position description and application details in December 2019, with applications due by Sunday 19 January 2020.
Shortlisted candidates will meet with a panel to make a teaching presentation. We expect to hold presentations in early February 2020. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.
For any queries, please contact the Office for Research.
Our current Teaching Fellows
PhD Thesis Topic – Bombing Civilians: Aerial Warfare and Distinction in the History of International Law
Supervisors – Professors Anne Orford and Martti Koskenniemi
PhD Thesis Topic – Migration Status Equality in the Midst of the Border
Supervisors – Dr Jenny Beard and Professor Beth Gaze
PhD Thesis Topic – Political dissent, law and legitimacy in China’s Hong Kong
Supervisors – Professor Andrew Kenyon and Associate Professor Amanda Whiting
PhD Thesis Topic – Self-Incrimination and the compelled production of a password
Supervisors – Professor Jeremy Gans
PhD Thesis Topic – Judicial approaches towards domestic violence in the criminal jurisdiction: A case study of sentencing in domestic violence cases in Aceh, Indonesia
Supervisors – Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Amanda Whiting
PhD Thesis Topic – Trading in People and Trading in Services: The Political Economy of Indians' International Labour Mobility, the Development Project and International Law
Supervisors – Professors Sundhya Pahuja and Jürgen Kurtz
MPhil Thesis Topic – From Intervention to Constitutionalism: International Order and the Construction of Statehood
Supervisors – Professors Anne Orford and Hilary Charlesworth
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