Early Career Lecturer in Refugee Law
London Senate House

Job reference: 00638

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 15/12/2016

Salary: Starting at £37,910 (pro-rata)

Employment type: Other

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS) - academic

Hours per week: 17.5 Hours per week (0.5 FTE)


The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) is seeking an Early Career Lecturer in Refugee Law. This post is an opportunity for a rising star in the field of refugee law to join the RLI's small, dynamic team and contribute to its programme of research and research promotion and facilitation.This is a part-time, fixed-term contract, ending 23 April 2017, with the possibility of extension until October 2017. 

The School of Advanced Study (SAS) 

The School of Advanced Study (SAS) holds a unique role in UK higher education with remit to promote and facilitate the research of scholars in the humanities. It provides a neutral space, free from the constraints of mainstream UK higher education, in which innovative, agenda-setting and interdisciplinary research can flourish. The offices of SAS are located in the Bloomsbury area of central London. Further information about SAS can be found on its website, www.sas.ac.uk. 

The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI): The Refugee Law Initiative is the only academic centre in the UK to concentrate specifically on international refugee law. As a national focal point for leading and promoting research in this field, the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) works to integrate the shared interests of refugee law scholars and practitioners, stimulate collaboration between academics and non-academics, and achieve policy impact at the national and international level.

Further details about the activities of the RLI can be found on its website, http://rli.sas.ac.uk/ 

The Role

To succeed in this post, applicants will need a specialised knowledge of refugee law, normally evidenced by a PhD in a relevant subject discipline. The successful candidate will be an ambitious and motivated scholar, and will show evidence of active engagement in academic networks and a robust record of publication of original research in peer-reviewed journals or books.The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of attracting external funding for research and dissemination projects. 

The post-holder will be responsible for the development of the RLI's academic programme through convening events which promote and facilitate research in the field, carrying out high-quality research, and submitting robust applications for research grants and contracts to funding bodies, contributing to the RLI's financial sustainability. 

For a full person specification and job description, please download the below documents. 

Further Information 

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and Covering letter by clicking the button below. The close date of this role is midnight on Thursday, 15 December 2016. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday, 19 December 2016 and candidates are recommended to have availability. 

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