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Location: Clayton campus and Monash Law Clinic, Melbourne

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing and fixed-term appointments


$103,153 – $122,495 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

$126,360 – $145,702 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Join our prestigious and innovative Law Faculty
  • Become part of our vibrant community of renowned scholars and distinguished alumni
  • Enjoy premium facilities, teaching and clinical spaces, and multi-functional moot court
  • Use our inner-city presence in the heart of the Melbourne judicial and legal precinct
  • Benefit from accessing our overseas campuses for teaching and research opportunities

Monash is a university of transformation, progress and optimism. Our people are our most valued asset, with our academics among the best in the world. You will be part of a university that’s made up of inspirational, challenging thinkers and doers – and your work will make a lasting impact. Monash University was founded on the belief that the search for knowledge and the ways to use it never end. Discover more at

The Monash Law Faculty (‘Monash Law’) was established more than half a century ago to be a different kind of law school, with a pioneering spirit, an enterprising and inclusive approach, strong professional and community connections, and a deep commitment to access to justice in all of its forms. Monash Law’s continuing vision is to be a leading globally, clinically, and digitally engaged Australian law school and scholarly community, extending our legal educational and research expertise and impact from Victoria and Australia to the Indo-Pacific region and throughout the world.

At Monash Law, we work with the legal profession and industry partners to develop a new generation of law graduates whose curiosity, commitment, and leadership will make a difference to our world. We offer a broadly based, experiential, and rich legal education, for the benefit of students and their potential employers within and beyond the legal profession. We invest in our facilities, such as our renowned clinical sites, state-of-the-art moot court, and contemporary, student-centred learning environments.

Monash Law is the only Australian law school to operate from seven different locations on three continents, and with significant investment in three community legal centres. Our commitment to local communities and the legal profession is as deep as our commitment to preparing our students and supporting our academics to make a difference in the world. Our dedicated Monash University Law Chambers situated in the Melbourne CBD judicial and legal district complements our Clayton base and legal clinics in multiple locations.

Monash Law also has a vibrant research culture, with a strong commitment to diverse and innovative forms of high-quality and cross-disciplinary legal research that has governmental, professional, and social impact. We engage and collaborate with world leaders in legal research and education throughout Australia and internationally, and have demonstrated top-tier and impactful research performance. Monash Law also has three outstanding research centres, the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation, and the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies, together with Eleos Justice on capital punishment and also a number of emerging research groups with a focus on Feminist Legal Studies, Transnational Criminal Law, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Public Sector Law and Governance, Law Health and Wellbeing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Technology, and Regulation.

For more information about the Faculty of Law, please visit our website:

The opportunities

Monash Law is looking to appoint a number of outstanding academics, across a range of teaching areas and academic levels, who share a passion for research, teaching, and engagement. While the areas of expertise required for teaching needs do not necessarily need to be the same as the areas of research expertise for our academics, Monash Law seeks to recruit academics with a capacity to contribute to our critical mass of research centres, emerging groups, and clinical legal education program. We welcome applications from outstanding candidates in any field of law that relates to our teaching, clinical, and research efforts, and have current teaching and clinical needs at the academic levels and in the areas of teaching outlined below.

Academic Levels include: 

  • Level B – Lecturer
  • Level B – Clinic Lawyer
  • Level C – Senior Lecturer
  • Level C – Clinic Lawyer

Areas of teaching include: 

  • Private and Commercial Law (including corporate, competition, consumer, and other areas of commercial law and practice)
  • Legal Profession and Education:
    • Clinical legal education (including health-justice, small business, tenancy, family violence, entrepreneurial, and start-up clinics)

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills and successes of our staff. We invite you to apply to join us as part of our dynamic learning programs and high-quality research environment. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

Your application must address the selection criteria and we encourage you to keep your application concise and relevant (within 15 pages). Please refer to “How to apply for Monash jobs“.

Please visit our website to find out more about the academic opportunities and submit your application today via the apply button. 


Associate Professor Melissa Castan, Associate Dean (Academic Staffing), +61 456 643 969 or [email protected]

Closing Date

Sunday 12 June 2022, 11:55pm AEST

At Monash University, the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors remain our priority. In accordance with the Directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, we require all staff, students and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend our campuses and locations. 

For the latest information on COVID-19 at Monash, please visit our website

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