University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Development Law 2020

University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Development Law 2020

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Applications are open for the University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Development Law 2020. The Post-Doctoral Fellows in the International Development Law Unit play two roles: Academic Advisor to the students in the LLM in Trade and Investment Law in Africa programme and Researcher in the International Development Law Unit (IDLU). The position is a full-time position (40 hours/week) and appointment is for 1 year and is renewable based on satisfactory performance.

Responsibilities

  • Academic Advisor to Students in the LLM in Trade and Investment Law in Africa:
    • Manage admissions process for LLM students
    • Manage scholarship and financial support programme
    • Arrange lecturers and all related academic activities for the LLM programme
    • Arrange assignments and exams for the LLM programme
    • Provide academic advice to LLM students on their mini-dissertations and on all other academic matters relating to the LLM programme
  • Researcher:
    • Work with IDLU research team on research projects in the areas of global economic governance and business and human rights
    • Work with IDLU research team organizing conferences, workshops and other activities related to IDLU research projects
    • Conduct independent research and publish in the IDLU research areas

Remuneration

  • This position is funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and is linked to the continued funding of the SARChI Chair of International Development Law and African Economic Relations.
  • Remuneration is based on NRF rules and is R200,000
  • This is not a University of Pretoria position and so does not have any associated benefits (such as medical insurance, pension contribution etc.).

Eligibility

  • Applicant must have completed LLD degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of international trade and investment law
  • Publication record
  • Fluency in English: excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Experience working in a multicultural setting
  • Personal commitment to human rights and development
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Confident, motivated, proactive, quick thinker and independent worker
  • Proficiency in the basic Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Application

To apply, send a cover letter, writing sample and CV including three references to [email protected] on or before October 15, 2019.

For more information, visit University of Pretoria.

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