Fellowship: Law Futures Centre, Griffith Law School, Post-Doc Research Fellowship (Deadline: August 8, 2016, Brisbane, Australia)


A team of scholars based at the Law Futures Centre and the Griffith Law School are jointly studying the ecological future of Northern Australia as it is opened up for economic development. We seek a post-doctoral researcher to assist in developing and carrying out new research projects on related topics and to help prepare external grant applications to support the research. This project aims to develop legal and governance models and approaches to support the sustainable ecological future of Northern Australia.

This research into the ecological future of the North aims to encourage critique, policy formulation and long-term planning for the full range of ecological, social and economic impacts of development in Northern Australia.

This is a fixed term (Three years), full time position based at the Gold Coast Campus.

The Role:
You will work closely with the Northern Australia research team at the Griffith Law School / Law Futures Centre. You will assist with or coordinate the writing of scholarly articles, policy papers, and grant applications that bring together the team’s efforts in furthering the agenda of defending the ecological future of Northern Australia. You will have some opportunity to pursue your own related scholarship with access to the resources, intellectual capital and career development opportunities.

You will have day-to-day responsibility for bringing together and supporting researchers with the aim of researching, writing and coordinating papers, grants and policy submissions. Key duties will include project management, liaison with academic and government research partners, conducting research in support of joint writing projects for the team involved in the project, drafting of grant and ethics applications, and dissemination of research findings through publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentation at local, national and international conferences.

The Person:
This position has been established to ensure a high level of quality and dedicated effort to delivering on the objectives of the research project. The successful applicant will require excellent oral and written communication skills, significant experience with environmental law and policy, and a PhD in law, or a relevant social science, including political ecology, environmental planning, anthropology, sociology, economics or psychology. The position is well-suited to a high-performing early career researcher who wishes to rapidly build their research track record.

Salary Range:
Research Fellow, Grade 1:  $69,699 – $81,988 per annum.  Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $81,548 – $95,926 per annum.

Further Information:
Obtain the position description and application requirements by clicking the following link:


For position queries, contact Professor Don Anton via email: d.anton@griffith.edu.au or on +61 (0) 7 373 58480.

For application queries, contact Ms Christine Lethbridge, HR Officer on c.lethbridge@griffith.edu.au or on +61 (0) 7 373 57999.

Closing date: Monday, 8th August 2016 at 5pm AEST

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