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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Law

York Law School
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Lecturer: 38,183 - 46,924 a year, Senior Lecturer: 48,327 - 55,998 a year
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Role Description

York Law School and the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) are seeking to appoint an outstanding legal scholar to a Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Human Rights Law. We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with research interests in any area of international human rights law that complement the work of CAHR. Applicants with practical experience of working in human rights practice as well as academic knowledge of human rights law are particularly encouraged to apply.

York Law School (YLS) was created in 2007 and has quickly established itself as both distinctive and excellent. The CAHR was created at the same time and is a joint centre of YLS and the Department of Politics. CAHR is an interdisciplinary community of scholars and visiting practitioners who have a shared focus on the real world challenges of putting human rights into practice and protecting human rights defenders at risk.

In the 2014 REF, the YLS placed in joint first for the excellence of its research, 4th for its impact, and 5th overall in the UK with 46% of its publications classed as ‘world leading’ (4*) and 34% ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

As the only Law School in the UK to base our undergraduate degrees on problem-based learning (PBL), we offer a distinctive and dynamic approach to teaching and learning. This is also carried into our postgraduate teaching. You will be able to contribute to the LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice and undergraduate options.

You will have a PhD or equivalent experience in human rights law, a willingness to engage with the values and culture of YLS and CAHR, and a profile appropriate for the post. Candidates should also hold an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

You will be expected to:

Develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects.

Design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules and/or within a particular programme or subject area.

Lead on and/or contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes.

The post is full time and is offered on an open contract basis with a salary in the following ranges:

Lecturer:                      £38,183 - £46,924 a year (Grade 7)

Senior Lecturer:             £48,327 - £55,998 a year (Grade 8)

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 September 2017.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Prof Paul Gready by email or Prof Caroline Hunter by email

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