The Melbourne Law School (MLS) and the Australia India Institute (AII) are looking to recruit an excellent scholar in the broad field of 'Law and India' to undertake three years of policy-relevant research on contemporary India as part of a new network of thinkers across Australia. In collaboration with the Director and CEO of the Australia India Institute, Professor Craig Jeffrey, the Director of Research and Academic Programmes of the Australia India Institute, and the Director of the Asia Law Centre (Melbourne Law School) or her nominee, the New Generation Network (NGN) scholar will assist in the research initiatives of the MLS and AII. The appointee will be provided with the opportunity and mentorship to build his or her own research profile. In addition the NGN scholar will collaborate in publications and be involved in AII and MLS research and engagement activities. The scholar will also assist with the co-ordination of relevant symposia and engage in public outreach for MLS and AII. There is an expectation that the NGN scholar will be involved in some Honours / postgraduate teaching, for example in the Asia-focused subjects offered by MLS in its masters and Juris Doctor programs.
The Australia India Institute, established by University Council in 2008, is a national centre of excellence on India-related matters. In the seven years since its establishment, the Institute has wielded significant influence in reshaping and developing relations, perceptions and scholarship opportunities between the two countries. The Institute has developed a strong reputation in foreign policy, research, education and the arts.
The New Generation Network scholar in Law and India reports to the Director of Research and Academic Programmes of the Australia India Institute and to the Director of the Asian Law Centre or her nominee.
The Melbourne Law School is a leader and innovator in legal education, and is a vibrant place of learning that values ideas, excellence and intellectual exchange. Its rich history spans over 105 years.