Grade 7, £31,076 to £38,183 p.a.

Fixed term for 2 years

The postholder  will be based at the new Bonavero Institute for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law and the  role will provide an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to conduct research in the field of tort/delict, specifically working on the ‘Civil Liability for Human Rights Abuses’ programme funded by the Bonavero Institute and the Oak Foundation. The role holder will work under the supervision of Professor Catherine O’Regan, the Director of the Bonavero Institute.

The Oak Foundation pursues rights-based approaches, gender equality and partnership with the organisations they fund. They support civil society as a pillar of democracy and justice and nurture innovation and visionary leadership within it as well as valuing diversity both within the foundation and among their partners.

The successful candidate will be required to identify and develop original lines of research enquiry, including, if appropriate, to contribute to the collection, management of project data; to write and publish academic publications, policy briefs or reports; to assist with the management of programmes and activities and to work with colleagues at the Institute and beyond, contributing to a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team. Please also see the job description.

Applicants should hold a completed doctorate in Law (or evidence of imminent completion) specialising in an aspect of Human Rights Law;  have a demonstrated interest in, and professional familiarity with, scholarly literature and debates within the field of human rights; have outstanding research skills and the ability to contribute, under the direction of the Institute Director and Head of Research, to the design of the planned research project as well as the ability to produce excellent scholarly articles, policy briefs and practitioners guides as part of the research outputs.

This post is full time and fixed term for two years, with a preferred start for the beginning of next academic year.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via and enter vacancy ID:.  140569. You will be required to complete to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 21 June 2019.  Interviews are to be held week commencing  8 July 2019.