Lecturer in Human Rights

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University College London
United Kingdom
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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Political Science would like to recruit a Lecturer in Human Rights to contribute to research and teaching. The new Lecturer will be expected to undertake research of the highest international standard to add to the research standing and culture of the Department.

The postholder will teach lectures and seminars at postgraduate and undergraduate level.

The postholder will prepare examination papers and essay questions, first and second marking of essays, examination papers and dissertations, maintaining attendance records for courses taught; reporting problems to the Departmental Graduate Tutor/Head of Department, (as appropriate) maintain quality assurance documentation for the courses taught and attend departmental and other meetings as designated.
The post will commence on the 1st September 2019.

Key Requirements
Candidates must have a PhD in Political Science, Human Rights or related subject (candidates nearing completion may be considered).

A proven ability to undertake academic research that is internationally recognised and of high-quality, excellent knowledge of relevant academic literatures on human rights institutions, standards and politics, experience of teaching Human Rights or related modules at undergraduate or postgraduate level and evidence of potential for high quality academic research in a relevant field are all essential.

Experience of conducting research that feeds into policy-making or other forms of real-world impact would be desirable.

We welcome applications from candidates engaging in all areas of human rights research and teaching, and are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates in the areas of: human rights institutions; human rights politics; and international human rights principles, standards, norms. We also welcome applications from candidates who teach/research on the application/practice of human rights in other areas of politics, such as climate change, global environmental politics, development, migration, or business.

Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. When applying please submit the application, CV and a cover letter (including statements on your research agenda and teaching interests). Reference letters and writing samples are not required at this stage.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jennifer Hudson : jennifer.hudson@ucl.ac.uk

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Ajay Patel, Finance and Staffing Administrator to the Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy: polsci.staffing@ucl.ac.uk