Level: Below the Bar, Type B

Purpose of Post

The successful candidate will have an active research profile in Human Rights demonstrated by strong evidence of future potential to contribute to the research output of the School of Law and the Irish Centre for Human Rights, in accordance with evolving international standards. S/he is expected to play a productive role in enhancing the teaching, research and related activities of the School of Law and the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Duties will include teaching, examining and administration in the BCL & Human Rights undergraduate programme and other appropriate contributions to the broader activities of the School of Law and the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching

To coordinate and to give instruction and supervision, as directed by the Head of the School of Law and the Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, to students of the BCL (Human Rights) programme, and to assist in the delivery of LLM and PhD programmes, as required.  Such duties to include curriculum and course design, coordination of BCL (Human Rights) study abroad and work placements, preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials,  and general examination and other assessment responsibilities.  The post-holder is also required to be available to students for academic counselling and advice and to assist in student recruitment and promotion of programmes.  The post-holder is also required to assist in LLM and PhD supervision as required by the School of Law and the Irish Centre for Human Rights .

Research

To engage in research and other creative and innovative activity as appropriate to the discipline of human rights.  The post-holder is required to disseminate their research in academic publications, other outlets as appropriate and to participate in postgraduate supervision at LLM and PhD levels.  The post-holder is encouraged to engage in initiatives to seek research funding, as appropriate.  The post-holder is also encouraged to promote and engage in the development of collaborative research, and to contribute to the international research profile of the School of Law and the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

Contribution and Scholarly Activity

To participate in academic administration at the Centre, School, College and University levels as part of their contribution to the University. To engage with the wider community regionally, nationally and internationally from a civic, economic, social and cultural perspective as a contribution to the life of the University and to the promotion of the Irish Centre for Human Rights.  In representing the University externally, the post-holder is expected to maintain the highest professional standards, thereby enhancing the reputation of the University. The post-holder is expected to engage in scholarly activity such as, but not limited to, refereeing of journals, membership of discipline related advisory bodies and peer review panels and work associated with external examinership.

Other

The post-holder shall carry out these duties under the direction of the Head of the School of Law and the Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights or of an authorised senior member of the staff of the School.

The post-holder shall be a member of College/Colleges in accordance with University Statutes.

The hours of work are those prescribed under the Public Service Agreement in respect of Academic Staff.

Application Procedure

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