From: Andrew Robertson <>
To: Obligations List <>
Date: 04/02/2009 00:21:54 UTC
Subject: ODG: Melbourne Law School recruitment in private law

Dear colleagues,

Melbourne Law School is offering academic positions at all levels (from

Lecturer to Professor) and we are particularly keen to recruit in the

field of private law. The advertisement is reproduced below. I am happy

to discuss this with anyone who is interested.

Kind regards,

Andrew Robertson

Melbourne Law School Academic Positions

Melbourne Law School, Australia's first all-graduate law faculty,

invites applications for full-time (continuing) appointment from

creative legal scholars committed to educational innovation. This year

we are particularly interested in and encourage applications from

scholars researching and teaching in the fields of taxation, corporate

and commercial, obligations and remedies, property, administrative, and

media and technology law.

We seek new colleagues at all ranks (levels B to E) and across all

sub-disciplines who share our commitment to a highly collegial,

research-intensive professional life. We specifically encourage

applications from current or aspiring academics with a clear

understanding of the value of cross-disciplinary and comparative

analysis, who are able to integrate teaching with research and knowledge

transfer activities, and who are prepared to contribute to the vibrant

communal life and culture at the Law School and within the University of

Melbourne as a whole.

Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law and

awarded this country's first law degrees. We are now building on our

more than 150-year history of excellence and innovation by reconceiving

the curriculum for admission to legal practice in the context of our

global standard Juris Doctor degree. Coupled with the unrivalled

excellence of the Melbourne Law Masters and our internationally renowned

Research Higher Degree programmes, we offer a unique opportunity for the

integration of scholarship and teaching. Colleagues are encouraged to

affiliate with one or more of the Law School's dozen research

institutes, centres and groups, and to take full part in the University

of Melbourne's rich intellectual life - all in the heart of one of the

world's most liveable cities. Full details of appointment possibilities

may be found at, see job category 'Law'.

Melbourne Law School is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes

applications from scholars able to enrich the diversity of our


Applications must be submitted by 8 March 2009. All enquiries to

Professor Andrew Robertson, Chair, Academic Recruitment Committee, at, tel. 61-3-8344-0379. Applications

(consisting of a curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing the

selection criteria) must be submitted online at