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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/ Professor - Centre for Human Rights: Faculty of Law

Employer
University of Pretoria
Location
South Africa
Closing date
Nov 8, 2021

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Sector
Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Art and Humanities, Law
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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FACULTY OF LAW - CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

SENIOR LECTURER/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/PROFESSOR (ONE POST)

This is a present position, which will become vacant as from 1 May 2022. The successful candidate must be able to start on 1 May 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The responsibilities of the incumbent will include:
  • Teaching and curriculum development in the subject specialisations of human rights law, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights in an African context, at the postgraduate level;
  • Conducting academic and scholarly research in pursuit of the Faculty's research objectives;
  • Supervising students at the postgraduate level;
  • Assisting with academic administration and management when required;
  • Providing mentorship to post-doctoral fellows;
  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of donor-funded projects in human rights law, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  • Performing other duties as may be required by the Director/Head of Department.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Senior Lecturer
  • A doctorate with a specialisation in human rights law, preferably with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights in an African context;
  • At least 5 years' tertiary teaching experience, which includes curriculum development and transformation as strong recommendations;
  • A significant record of quality peer-reviewed publications, exemplified by at least 8 peer-reviewed or DHET accredited publication units, of which 3 should have been published in the past 3 years;
  • Evidence of successful supervision of at least 2 research master's degree or 4 coursework mini-dissertations;
  • Conference papers delivered at national or international conferences will be a recommendation;
  • Relevant academic administration experience;
  • Evidence of international presence in the field of human rights law, preferably with a focus on sexual and reproductive health;
  • Evidence of community engagement related to human rights.


Associate Professor
  • A doctorate with a specialisation in human rights law, preferably with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights in an African context;
  • At least 8 years' tertiary teaching experience, which includes curriculum development and transformation as strong recommendations;
  • A significant record of quality peer-reviewed publications, exemplified by at least 16 peer-reviewed or DHET accredited publication units, of which 6 should have been published in the past 4 years;
  • An excellent record of successful postgraduate supervision at Master's and Doctoral level, exemplified by successful postgraduate student supervision of at least 4 research master's or 6 coursework master's mini-dissertation, and one doctoral student;
  • Conference papers delivered at national or international conferences;
  • Suitable NRF research rating, or a substantive peer-review report or other proof of academic standing indicating local recognition and some international recognition in the field of expertise;
  • Relevant academic administration experience;
  • Evidence of international presence in the field of human rights law, preferably with a focus on sexual and reproductive health;
  • Evidence of community engagement related to human rights;
  • Active memberships of academic relevant local and international subject-related bodies, where applicable.


Professor
  • A doctorate with a specialisation in human rights law, preferably with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights in an African context;
  • At least 10 years' tertiary teaching experience, which includes curriculum development and transformation as strong recommendations;
  • An outstanding record of quality peer-reviewed publications, exemplified by at least 30 peer-reviewed or DHET accredited publication units, of which 8 should have been published in the past 5 years;
  • An excellent record of successful postgraduate supervision at Master's and Doctoral level, exemplified by successful supervision of at least 6 research masters or 10 coursework master's mini-dissertation, and 2 doctoral theses;
  • Active memberships of academic relevant local and international subject-related bodies, where applicable;
  • Conference papers delivered at international conferences;
  • Suitable NRF research rating or a substantive peer-review report or other proof of academic standing indicating international recognition in the field of expertise;
  • Relevant academic administration experience;
  • Evidence of international presence in the field of human rights law, preferably with a focus on sexual and reproductive health; and
  • Evidence of community engagement related to human rights.
  • A published monograph will be a strong recommendation.


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse and dynamic team;
  • Appropriate communication skills;
  • An in-depth understanding of human rights law, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, to enable the development of new knowledge, innovation and understanding within the field.


ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

Senior Lecturer
  • Suitable NRF research rating, or a substantive peer-review report or other proof of academic standing indicating local recognition and some international recognition in the field of expertise;
  • Evidence of successful postgraduate supervision at the doctoral level,
  • Active memberships of relevant local and international subject-related bodies, where applicable;
  • Specialisation in the rights of persons with disabilities, and of sexual and gender minorities;
  • Ability or experience in adopting multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches;
  • Established networks and teaching experience across Africa;
  • Experience in project management.


Associate Professor
  • Specialisation in the rights of persons with disabilities, and of sexual and gender minorities;
  • Ability or experience in adopting multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches;
  • Established networks and teaching experience across Africa;
  • Experience in project management.


Professor
  • Experience in project management.
  • Established networks and teaching experience across Africa;
  • Ability or experience in adopting multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches;
  • Specialisation in the rights of persons with disabilities, and of sexual and gender minorities;


The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent's level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED and UMVUZO medical aid schemes and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: (Careers@UP).

In applying for this post, please attach:
  • A comprehensive CV;
  • A letter of motivation, indicating how the applicant meets the minimum requirements and required competencies;
  • Certified copies of qualifications;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Names and contact details of peer reviewers (academic and research);
  • Self-evaluation of teaching, postgraduate supervision and research.


CLOSING DATE: 08 November 2021.

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms Jeanette Schoeman, e-mail: jeanette.schoeman@up.ac.za for application-related enquiries, and Prof F Viljoen, e-mail Frans.viljoen@up.ac.za for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 January 2022, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given but is not limited to candidates from underrepresented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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