Grade 9: £48,114- £55,770 per annum

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is seeking to recruit a full-time Head of Programmes to form part of its leadership team with the Director and Head of Research. The Head of Programmes will build upon and develop strong links between the Institute and practitioners and scholars working in the broad field of human rights in the UK and globally, and will develop and maintain the Institute’s learning programmes.

The postholder will work with the Institute Director and Head of Research, to develop a strategic vision for the Institute, including writing funding proposals and preparing reports for funders on the use of funds; develop learning programmes for Oxford students, human rights practitioners and/or the broader public to deepen and enrich understanding of human rights in accordance with the Institute’s strategic vision; establish and maintain links with those engaged in human rights practice beyond the academy, seeking to widen the reach and impact of human rights activities at the Institute; carry out research in some aspect of human rights that should be related to contemporary human rights problems in practice; produce publications of a world class standard; present papers at local, national and international conferences and seminars and undertake teaching for the learning programmes developed by the Institute.

Applicants should have a doctorate in an aspect of human rights, constitutionalism or the rule of law (or related field) or equivalent; an outstanding record of published scholarship in fields relevant to human rights law or public law, commensurate with career stage; and the potential to continue to publish; demonstrated ability of forging and maintaining relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders in human rights, including scholars, practitioners, NGOs and funders, including from the Global South; demonstrated programme and project management skills, including an ability to foster teamwork, collaborate closely and enable the career development of others and sufficient teaching experience and depth of knowledge to teach and supervise graduate students in one or more fields relevant to human rights law or public law.

The postholder will be based at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, Oxford, OX1 3TF.  The post is full-time and permanent. 

The post is full time and permanent.  In cases of particular merit, the Faculty may make a recommendation to the Social Sciences Division for the conferral of the title of Professor or Associate Professor on appointment as appropriate

Enquiries about the post may be addressed to Zoe Davis Heaney, Institute Administrator for the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights,

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 13 August 2021.   Interviews are likely to be held on Monday 13 September 2021

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your on line application.

To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please go to the link  Vacancy ID: 151483

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