MLS Legal Writing Advisor

University of Melbourne
November 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:$114,645 – $136,136
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MLS Legal Writing Advisor

Job no: 0060124 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Faculty: Melbourne Law School Salary: Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role This position will play a key role in teaching and learning at Melbourne Law School (MLS), in particular, through theIan Malkin Centre for Legal Academic Skills. The successful applicant will be supervised by the Director of the Ian Malkin Centre and work with both the Director and the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) to ensure that a coordinated legal academic skills program is delivered to MLS students. This role will involve providing assistance to MLS students through skills-workshops, developing online learning resources to support students' independent skills development, coaching students and providing individualised feedback and advice on essay and assignment writing through student consultations.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Director of the Ian Malkin Centre and the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in developing a strategy for supporting the development of legal academic skills at MLS
  • Designing and delivering workshops to support law students' academic skills development in the JD and MLM programs
  • Developing student resources, such as academic guides and self-directed skills modules, to support independent online learning
  • Who We Are Looking For You should have outstanding oral and written communication skills, and excel in teaching students from diverse backgrounds, including those for whom English is an additional language. You will be able to create safe and inclusive learning spaces, conduct skill-development workshops, offer one-on- one coaching, and balance independence with collaborative teamwork, ensuring successful outcomes for all.

    You will also have:

  • A Doctoral degree in law.
  • Teaching experience in the higher education environment in law.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in a compulsory subject in the JD curriculum.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

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    Melbourne Law School is Australia's first all-graduate law faculty. Melbourne Law School was the first faculty in Australia to teach law, and awarded this country's first law degrees. The Law School is now fully graduate with its Juris Doctor for admission to practice recognised as a high level qualification in Australia and beyond. Coupled with the unrivalled excellence of the Melbourne Law Masters and its excellent Research Higher Degree programs, the Law School offers a unique opportunity for the integration of scholarship and teaching.

    Its faculty is a vibrant community of creative scholars, committed to a highly collegial, research-intensive institutional life. The Law School has particular strengths in comparative analysis. It aims to integrate teaching with research and engagement activities and to engage with local, national and global communities.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    Advertised: 01 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 29 Nov 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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