Postdoctoral Fellow in Law

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Law
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  • Tue Jan 24 23:31:05 2023
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  • Are you a recent PhD graduate from Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington?
  • Is your expertise relevant towards international economic law particularly data barriers and data governance?
  • Can you speak 2 languages?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow in Law with a PhD focussed on data barriers and data governance with a nexus in international economic law.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research – develop scholarly record, in International Trade Law and closely related fields.
  • Contribute to the NZ Centre for International Economic Law, including development and dissemination of information about the Centre and research outcomes.
  • Teaching – develop a teaching profile, undertaking development, incorporating Māori and Pasifika perspectives, and engaging in teaching innovation.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship requires the successful applicant to speak more than one language.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a motivated recent PhD graduate from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington with a degree that focussed on a field relevant to international trade and the function of data barriers/governance. You will speak at least two languages as required by the funder.

You will be a highly organised self-starter who relishes a career in legal academia. It is desirable that you have experience in developing research material to a publishable standard with potential to attract funding for research projects. You will have good communication skills and the proven ability to work well in a team.

Key Requirements:

  • Completed PhD in field relevant to international trade and the function of data barriers/governance.
  • Demonstrated expertise in analysis of data barriers in international economic law.
  • Demonstrated expertise in analysis and evaluation of data-localisation and other trade barriers imposed in countries outside New Zealand, particularly in either or both Russia and China.
  • Speaks more than one language (requirement by research funder).
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture | Faculty of Law is a leading Faculty of Law in Aotearoa | New Zealand. The Faculty has a reputation for excellence in research, topping the PBRF in the latest rankings, ranking 65th in the 2021 QS World Rankings. As the second-largest Law School in Aotearoa New Zealand, we provide an excellent environment for both aspiring and established scholars. Our scholars are committed to providing an outstanding experience for our students in both our undergraduate and graduate programmes.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 8 February 2023

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Professor Susy Frankel ( ). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

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