This opportunity will interest applicants who wish to contribute to the inter-disciplinary research collaboration of Dr Kcasey McLoughlin (feminist legal theory) and Professor Jim Jose (feminist political theory).
The successful applicant will work with their supervisors to develop a research topic that contributes to national and international debates about the relationship between gender and judging. Recent judicial appointments in Australia and elsewhere mean that there is considerable scope to interrogate the implications of judicial diversity in various jurisdictions.
Expressions of interest are sought from applicants wishing to conduct research that unites the following areas of focus:
- Gender and judging
- Judicial diversity
- Legal reasoning
- Feminist institutionalism
- Feminist political and legal theory
Closing Date: 31 October 2018
In addition to the minimum admission eligibility criteria, applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Law or Politics, with the award of Honours Class 1 or equivalent. The successful candidate must be able to commence their PhD before 31 March 2019 and must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
The applicant will be based at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
$27,082 per annum (2018 rate) indexed annually. The living allowance scholarship is for 3.5 years and the tuition fee scholarship is for four years. Scholarships also include up to $1,500 relocation allowance, if applicable.