Ph.D in Australia worth it?


I am a 27 years old from Panama I have recently received a Ph.D scholarship offer from Monash University in Australia I was originally looking forward to it but now I am scared about taking it.... I am overwhelmed about moving so far from home and scared about not being able to find a job after finishing... I have two masters an LLM in International and Comparative Law from IU Indianapolis and an European Masters in Human Rights and Democratization, I worked for a small law firm for two years in between my masters. I would liek to get a teaching job upon completion of the Ph.D. but I don't know how realistic is this.... I do not have formal teaching experience although I have had some experience given presentations in specialized seminars. I would like to know if you think the Ph.D. from Australia could realistically help me get a teaching job and if so whether only in Australia or if it would have any worth outside of it.

I have also applied to Canadian Universities McGill and Queen's I would prefer to go there because of the closeness for home but since my academic record is not extraordinary I'm not sure how realistic is to hope to get scholarship offer from those universities and I'm afraid of passing up the Australian opportunity and ending up with nothing......

I have no job at the moment and its not looking good in my country for me finding a job any time soon

I am a 27 years old from Panama I have recently received a Ph.D scholarship offer from Monash University in Australia I was originally looking forward to it but now I am scared about taking it.... I am overwhelmed about moving so far from home and scared about not being able to find a job after finishing... I have two masters an LLM in International and Comparative Law from IU Indianapolis and an European Masters in Human Rights and Democratization, I worked for a small law firm for two years in between my masters. I would liek to get a teaching job upon completion of the Ph.D. but I don't know how realistic is this.... I do not have formal teaching experience although I have had some experience given presentations in specialized seminars. I would like to know if you think the Ph.D. from Australia could realistically help me get a teaching job and if so whether only in Australia or if it would have any worth outside of it.

I have also applied to Canadian Universities McGill and Queen's I would prefer to go there because of the closeness for home but since my academic record is not extraordinary I'm not sure how realistic is to hope to get scholarship offer from those universities and I'm afraid of passing up the Australian opportunity and ending up with nothing......

I have no job at the moment and its not looking good in my country for me finding a job any time soon
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Kerfuffle

What do you mean by teaching job?

If you want to teach at a law school, you'll become a lecturer/professor. In which case, a PhD is essential for Commonwealth countries. Law faculty received little or no formal teaching experience, so don't worry about that.

What do you mean by teaching job?

If you want to teach at a law school, you'll become a lecturer/professor. In which case, a PhD is essential for Commonwealth countries. Law faculty received little or no formal teaching experience, so don't worry about that.
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Yes being a full time lecturer at a law school would be my goal

Yes being a full time lecturer at a law school would be my goal
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Kerfuffle

Then you need to do a PhD as your core role will be research (if at a good research-led university). Being lecturer isn't being a 'teacher'.

Then you need to do a PhD as your core role will be research (if at a good research-led university). Being lecturer isn't being a 'teacher'.
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What worries me is whether it is realistic to get a teaching job after a Ph.D in Australia, in Australia, or Canada, U.S., ect with no previous experience as a university professor and limited professional experience... I am really scared of doing the 3 years in the Ph.D and then being unable to find any job

What worries me is whether it is realistic to get a teaching job after a Ph.D in Australia, in Australia, or Canada, U.S., ect with no previous experience as a university professor and limited professional experience... I am really scared of doing the 3 years in the Ph.D and then being unable to find any job
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Kerfuffle

I sent you a PM.

I sent you a PM.
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