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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights
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Lecturer: £39,324-£46,924 per annum Senior Lecturer: £49,772-£55,999 per annum
Academic, Education, Research
School of Law
We have two academic posts available at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level open to applicants who want to make a significant contribution to delivering and developing teaching on international human rights.
The University of Essex has a global reputation as the leading centre for human rights research, practice and education. Essex Law School
is seeking two new colleagues to join its exceptionally strong human rights team. The cross-disciplinary Human Rights Centre (HRC) is based in the Law School and you will contribute to its mission. We also host several large-scale research projects, such as the ESRC Human Rights, Big Data and Technology.
Our courses at undergraduate level include an LLB with Human Rights. At postgraduate level, we have LLM courses on international human rights (the oldest established human rights law course in Europe), humanitarian law, Economic, Social and Cultural rights and MA interdisciplinary courses on Theory and Practice of Human Rights and Human Rights and Cultural Diversity.
The HRC Rights Clinic provides students with the opportunity to develop the skillset necessary to become successful human rights practitioners through structured engagement in the practice of human rights by working in a professional human rights environment and actively engaging with key human rights mechanisms.
At Essex Law School, we take excellence in research and excellence in education equally seriously. New academic staff are supported through professional development to become Fellows of the Higher Education Authority and we are a top 20 UK law school for research (REF2014). We champion research-led education, where teaching is informed by research and students develop research skills (culminating for undergraduates in a final year capstone project). You'll be joining a growing law: when you start in September 2017, you'll be one of 66 permanent academic members of the School.
The Role and Duties
These posts combine the duties of teaching, research and academic administration.
The teaching focus will be on postgraduate and undergraduate modules related to human rights. We particularly welcome applications demonstrating expertise in (a) Economic, Social and Cultural rights and (b) human rights from cross-disciplinary perspectives. We're not afraid to experiment and you'll have a strong commitment to innovation in designing and delivering teaching and assessment.
You will produce high quality and impactful research outputs and take part in preparing research funding applications. We encourage collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects. You must have clear plans to produce high quality research outputs suitable for REF submission.
Alongside teaching and research, you will have an administrative role in helping to run the Law School and Human Rights Centre as a member of a team managing our education, research, recruitment or employability work.
In addition for appointment at Senior Lecturer level, you will pursue research of internationally recognised importance and quality, enhance the international profile of the University and contribute to the development of its own communities of research, and undertake appropriate leadership roles.
Qualifications and skills required
You will have a PhD in the area of international human rights (or, for applicants at Lectureship level, you may be near to completion) or an equivalent level of knowledge and research expertise supported by evidence.
At Lecturer level you will have proven experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in Higher Education in imaginative, engaging and innovative ways. You will also have the ability to author high-quality scholarly work suitable for REF submission.
At Senior Lecturer level you will have teaching experience at postgraduate and undergraduate level, together with a successful track record of winning research grants, managing projects and supporting the work of colleagues.
The distinctive Essex approach to human rights education and research is its integration of professional practice and theory: for both posts, we therefore have preference for applicants with experience or interest in practice and policy.
At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.
Please see the further detail link below for a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874693/873521).
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