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Lecturer in International Human Rights Law

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About the school
The School of Law is one of eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and has two organisational units: the Department of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS). Established in 1965, the Department of Law has a well-established reputation for innovative research in law, legal practice and theory. Key research areas include jurisprudence, human rights, state crime, law and globalisation, immigration, policing and criminal justice, labour law, environmental law and climate justice, private law and law and social theory. We have over 80 members of staff, many of whom are leaders in their fields and are actively involved in public affairs in the UK and in international bodies.

The successful applicant will contribute to the intellectual life of the Department and wider institution in their field.  They will make contributions to student education and experience through curriculum development and the delivery of teaching activities in the general subject area of International Human Rights Law.

The post-holder will:

  • Make important research contributions to the field;
  • Advance the research subject through publications, creative works or other forms of performance;
  • Deliver quality teaching including making innovations in key aspects of teaching and learning;
  • Contribute to the administration of Department and/or university teaching and research activities;
  • Maximise opportunities for public engagement in the subject;

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full-time (35 hours per week), fixed-term appointment for 12 months, with an expected start date of January 2024. The starting salary will be Grade 5/6, £49,785 – £53,994 per annum dependent on experience (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Michael Harker at [email protected].

To apply for the role, please click the ‘Apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 10th November 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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