National University of Ireland, Galway
The National University of Ireland, Galway seeks to appoint a Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, within the School of Law. This position is one of 2 Professorial appointments being advertised within the School of Law. The appointments are part of a strategic investment being made by the University to help further enhance the teaching and research reputation of the School of Law.
Established Professor of Human Rights Law
ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF LAW: The School of Law is one of the largest and most innovative Law Schools in Ireland. It has an outstanding record of achievement in teaching, research, and service to the University and wider community. There are approximately 500 students studying law for their primary degree at NUI Galway. The School has an extensive range of taught LL.M. programmes, and hosts an increasing community of doctoral students. LLM programmes are provided in International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Public Law, Law Technology & Governance and Disability Law and Policy.
ABOUT THE IRISH CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS: The Irish Centre for Human Rights is a world premier university-based institution for the study and promotion of human rights and humanitarian law. Since its establishment in January 2000, the Centre has developed a global reputation for excellence in the field of human rights teaching, research and advocacy, which has enabled the institution to attract high quality students to its acclaimed Masters Programmes and to build a thriving community of doctoral researchers. It currently has five full-time faculty comprised of one Personal Professor, a part-time Professor and three lecturers, a number of additional lecturers serve in an adjunct or visiting capacity, ten doctoral fellows, two post-doctoral fellows and three administrative assistants. The Centre, like the University, strongly values its research mission. Staff members are encouraged to develop and pursue a strong and committed research agenda and to foster high standards of scholarship within our student body. Staff members are engaged in research in a number of fields including: human rights, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, peace operations, ethnic conflict, political violence and transitional justice, socio-legal studies, Islamic law, Middle Eastern studies.
Amongst the taught LL.M. programmes offered by the Centre are the LL.M. in International Human Rights Law, the LL.M Peace Operations and Humanitarian Law and the LL.M. in International Criminal Law Additionally, under the auspices of the Law School, the Irish Centre for Human Rights, has built a strong doctoral studies programme, with a significant number of doctoral students supervised by individual staff members. A research Masters programme (LL.M) is also offered by the Centre.
JOB DESCRIPTION/QUALIFICATIONS: To further enhance the work of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway seeks to appoint a scholar with leadership qualities and an outstanding reputation for teaching and research to complement existing strengths in the Centre. Applications are welcome from scholars in the field of human rights and other cognate fields.
The successful applicant as Professor of Human Rights Law will:
- provide leadership and take up the appointment of Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights and have the capability to lead the Centre into the future;
- actively contribute to the teaching and research mission of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, the College of Business, Public Policy & Law and the University;
- foster collaboration in teaching and research within the Centre, School, College and University sector, locally, nationally and internationally;
- have a doctorate or equivalent and a substantial record of legal teaching, research and publications in the broad field of human rights;
- have demonstrated a capacity to manage people and resources effectively. In particular, the Professor must have the interpersonal skills to lead an established team of staff in the provision of excellent teaching and research.
FURTHER INFORMATION: For informal enquiries, please contact:
Prof. Willie Golden
Dean of the College of Business
Public Policy & Law
Tel: +353 (0)91 493139
Additional information on the School is available at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/law
Further information on the University's Strategic Plan is available at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/president/reports.html
- Euro 113,604 p.a. to Euro 145,952 p.a.
- Euro 102,244 p.a. to Euro 131,957 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)
This appointment will be made on the Established Professor scale in line with current Government pay policy. For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight (local time) on Thursday, 12th April 2012. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date. For more information and Application Form please see information booklet. Applications should be sent to: email@example.com
All applicants will receive an acknowledgement within 2 working days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within this timeframe or if you have any other queries regarding the application process please contact Alan Kelly at 01 8587681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.
National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.