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Oxford Department of International Development – Queen Elizabeth House © ODID / Rob Judges
Oxford Department of International Development – Queen Elizabeth House

Departmental Lecturer in Human Rights and International Refugee Law 

Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

The Oxford Department of International Development seeks to appoint a one-year Departmental Lecturer in Human Rights and International Refugee Law to cover the research leave of a permanent member of the academic staff. The postholder will teach both core and optional law courses on the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and on the MPhil in Development Studies. S/he will form part of the core academic staff of the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), a constituent element of the Department of International Development, and the leading academic centre in the UK and Europe on refugee and forced migration issues.

The postholder will hold, or be close to completion, of a doctorate in law or a closely related discipline with a strong focus on international refugee and/or human rights law and an active research record in the field of international refugee law with an excellent academic publication record in peer-reviewed outlets. The post holder will also have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop new course materials and research proposals while working effectively with the wider academic activities of the department as part of an interdisciplinary team.

We are hoping to appoint a legal scholar who has made or has the potential to make a substantial mark on this field, drawing on the strengths of this Department in refugee and migration studies, and those of the Faculty of Law in international law, human rights law, and the law relating to forced migration. 

This is a full-time post, but we would consider applicants who wanted to take up the position on a part time basis.

The University of Oxford and the Department of International Development are Athena SWAN Bronze award holders in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for all.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12 noon (UK Time) on Friday 20 May 2022 can be considered.

University of Oxford Recruitment Site (ref: 157717)


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