Directorship of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford

The Faculty of Law, Oxford and Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford 
Competitive salary 

The Faculty of Law seeks to appoint the inaugural Director of the newly-founded Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity to build and shape a landmark institution which will foster links between research and practice in the field of human rights. The Institute is a fully-funded centre within the Faculty of Law, and will be located in a new, purpose-built space at Mansfield College.

The successful candidate will have leadership skills in institution building, forging relationships with a wide range of partners nationally and internationally, and developing links between academia and practice; an outstanding record of scholarship and research in the field of human rights law; a demonstrable ability to attract and manage significant institutional income; significant expertise in developing institutional strategies and managing projects; will hold, or have held, a senior leadership position, for example, in a university, a globally recognised NGO, international organisation, tribunal or court, government, or in the legal profession; and have a postgraduate degree in Law (or related field), or equivalent practical experience.

The main duties of the Directorship are as follows: to provide academic and intellectual leadership to the Institute, including undertaking research or research-related activities on the law of human rights; to promote the Institute nationally and internationally; to work within the University and the Law Faculty to promote and support existing initiatives, such as the Oxford Human Rights Hub and Oxford Pro Bono Publico and, as well as to develop additional research projects and practical initiatives; to provide leadership in establishing links with a range of external stakeholders; and to lead fundraising for the Institute by creating relationships with philanthropists and foundations and overseeing funding applications to generate income for the activities and programmes of the Institute.

This is a permanent position, subject to the successful completion of an interim and final review during the first five years of appointment. A competitive salary at professorial level will be offered.

For more details about the post and details on how to apply, please see the further particulars.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 17 March 2016. Interviews for all shortlisted candidates will be held in Oxford at the end of April 2016.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact Person :  Charlotte Vinnicombe

Vacancy ID :  122246

Contact Phone :  01865 271560

Closing Date :  17-Mar-2016