ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in INTERNATIONAL LAW with a specialisation in Environmental Law

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Geneva, Switzerland
invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of
with a specialisation in Environmental Law
starting on 1 September 2014 or on a mutually agreed upon date.
Candidates must have a strong grounding in general international law and a specialisation in environmental law.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree prior to the start of their contract. The capacity to work with colleagues from
other disciplines is an asset.
The successful candidate will teach postgraduate courses in the Department of International Law and provide courses
for the interdisciplinary programmes of the Institute. She or he will supervise Master’s and PhD theses.
The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful
candidate is expected to acquire at least a passive knowledge of it.
Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and a list of publications – but excluding letters of recommendation
and samples of publications – must reach the Director, preferably by email ( or by post
(the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, P.O. Box 136, 1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland), by
30 September 2013.
Information on employment conditions can be obtained by inquiring through the same contact details.
The Institute reserves the right to fill the post by invitation at any time.
For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute’s website:

Professorship in international law with specific focus on international courts

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for a position as professor of law for the present with focus on international law with specific focus on international courts. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
The professor will be affiliated with iCourts – The Danish National Research Foundation´s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, which is a research centre at the Faculty of Law.

The position
The main responsibilities of the professor of international law with specific focus on international courts are:

to publish and disseminate research results
to teach and oversee the administrative duties
to lead the development of the subject area, be responsible for research-based teaching with associated examination and administrative duties, and to supervise MA-thesis and PhD students
to exchange knowledge with the rest of society and take part in public debate
to manage research, provide guidance to and supervise assistant professors and researchers and take part in academic assessments.

The professor shall also develop and maintain his or her teaching and pedagogic competencies. Other duties may be added according to Faculty regulations and the weighting of the different tasks may change over time.

For more info, including qualifications, salary & application procedure, see here.

New MA Security and Justice @ Leeds University, UK

We are pleased to announce a new multi-disciplinary masters programme in Security and Justice available from September 2013 from the University of Leeds.

The MA Security and Justice programme develops upon pre-existing expertise in the University of Leeds, and uniquely draws on the perspectives of law, sociology, criminology, politics and international relations to understand contemporary issues concerning security and justice. This multi-disciplinary approach enables students to gain a comprehensive understanding of international and local conflicts, transnational security concerns and core research methodologies.

The MA aims to enrich students’ understanding of the urgent issues of security and justice in contemporary societies, through the analysis of local and international conflicts and the study of transnational security concerns and international criminal justice. It will enable the development of an understand security and justice from the perspectives of Law, International Relations, Politics, Criminology and Sociology.

The MA also constitutes the foundational research skills and training for the “Security, Conflict and Justice” pathway of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre.

For more information see

Vacancy Managing Editor at the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights

The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, one of the world’s leading peer reviewed
journals, is looking for a new managing editor for a period of at least one and-
a-half years.

Function Description

The managing editor of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (NQHR) is
responsible for the coordination and management of the entire publication process,
starting at the receipt of a new submission all the way through to sending the final
version of each edition to the publisher. The managing editor works closely with the
editorial board, prepares and takes minutes at the editorial board’s meetings, and
executes the editorial board’s decisions. The managing editor also has close contact
with authors and the external peer review board. The majority of managing editor’s
tasks are performed online but it is imperative that the managing editor be present for
the editorial board meetings, which are held 5-6 times per year.

Function Requirements

The successful candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • Ability to communicate professionally in writing;
  • Ability to oversee and coordinate lengthy, time-sensitive and complex
  • processes;
  • Native-level English skills;
  • Ability to work with precision, diligence and speed;
  • Previous experience or affinity with editing and/or publishing of academic
  • writing;
  • Based in the Netherlands.

Institution Description

The Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, published by Intersentia, focuses on all
matters dealing with international human rights. The NQHR is closely linked with the
Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University.

Further Information

  • Start date: 1 June 2013 (but must be able to attend trainings in March,
  • April and May of 2013).
  • Type: Part-time (approximately 1,5 days a week).
  • Remuneration: A moderate stipend is available. Formal employment with the
  • university is not available.
  • Applicants due by: 15 February 2013.
  • Contact: Laura Henderson at

Please send a cover letter (maximum one page) and CV to Laura Henderson

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor (5 positions), School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Australia

Reference: 494631

Element: School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Work type: Continuing



The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith
University is Australia’s leading criminology school and ranks among the
top Criminology Schools in the world. With over 30 faculty in the
School, as well as affiliated researchers in criminology related
research centres and over 60 PhD students, Griffith University’s School
of Criminology and Criminal Justice represents the largest community of
academic criminologists in Australia.  High quality research that is
theoretically informed and policy relevant is a core theme in the
School, as is innovative and engaged teaching across the undergraduate,
postgraduate and research higher degree programs.

These are continuing, full time positions based either at the Gold Coast or Mt Gravatt campuses.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

te Schools/Centres/Institutes: 28 May

University of Queensland (UQ) invites applications for a number of Postdoctoral
Research Fellowships in 2013, to be awarded to early career researchers of
exceptional calibre wishing to conduct full-time research at the University in
any of its disciplines.

In particular, the scheme aims to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates
to the University in areas of institutional research priority.

To be eligible, an applicant must not have had more than five years full-time
professional research experience or equivalent part-time experience since the
award of a PhD, as at 30 June 2012. The selection process will also consider
the alignment of the proposed research with areas of existing research
strength, or research areas that UQ Faculties/Institutes wish to develop as
strategic priorities.

The period of appointment will be for three years and appointees are expected
to commence in early 2013. The current salary range for the award is
A$79,655.88 – $88,765.21 p.a. comprising a base salary of A$68,081.95 –
A$75,867.70, plus 17% superannuation. Each appointee will be entitled to
maintenance funds of A$20,000 over the term of the Fellowship to support
research costs. Appointees relocating from interstate or overseas will be
entitled to reimbursement of travel and relocation costs.

The Guidelines, Conditions of Award and Application Form
are available online at:

For further information about the Fellowships, contact

Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in Social Sciences, College of Social Sciences,University of Glasgow

The College of Social Sciences invites applicants to the Lord Kelvin
Adam Smith Fellowship scheme. The College supports excellent world
leading research across a broad range of expertise through five Schools
covering the disciplines of Business, Education, Interdisciplinary
Studies, Law and Social and Political Sciences. We also welcome
interdisciplinary applications, particularly in line with our Adam Smith
Research Foundation see
for more information. As part of its investment in future research
leaders the College seeks to reinforce excellence across these
disciplines by appointing highly qualified post-doctoral researchers to
Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowships. Successful candidates will join a
vibrant research culture in the College with well established
international links, world-leading researchers and an excellent research

The Fellowships will be for 3 years in the first instance and
appointment will be made at Research Fellow Grade 7 or 8 depending on
qualifications, skills and experience. There are three deadlines for
applications: in May and September 2012 and February 2013. Successful
candidates will be required to commence employment and assume the duties
of their post by no later than 7 months from date an offer is made.

As part of the application process, candidates are required to provide a
short research proposal of no more than 2 pages of A4 to include
details of any University Academic Staff they have discussed the
proposal with.

For more detailed information on the research undertaken in the College, please consult the School Research pages:

Candidates are encouraged to make early contact with the College Research Administration Manager, Mrs Louise Virdee at to identify appropriate contacts in developing their applications.

Lectureship in Criminology Sociology & Social Policy

Location: Highfield Campus, Southampton University

Salary: £34,895 to £44,166

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 11 May 2012
Interview Date: To be confirmed

We wish to appoint a Lecturer in
Criminology to strengthen our research and teaching in the areas of
Criminology and Psychological Studies. We welcome applications from any
area of Criminology
and Criminal Justice Studies, but are especially interested in
candidates with expertise in the following areas: Penology, Criminal
Profiling, the Criminal Justice Process; Psychological Criminology; and
Victimology. The successful candidate will contribute
to the development and delivery of teaching programmes in Criminology
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Venice School of Human Rights

Venice School of Human Rights

The 3rd edition of Venice School
of Human Rights
will take place
from 28 June till 7 July 2012.

The goal of the Venice School is to allow its
participants to be updated on the state of the art debate on human rights
issues and to stimulate a reflection on the actual challenges faced by human
rights actors worldwide.

After a first session common to all participants
dedicated to a general introduction on international systems of protection of
human rights and related mechanisms, the programme will develop into the
following three thematic clusters:

Business and Human

Development and
Human Rights

Transitional Justice
and Fight against Impunity

Online registration is open until 30 April 2012 at


Florence Benoît-Rohmer: EIUC Secretary General and
Professor at University of Strasbourg

Eric David: Professor at Free University of Brussels

Martyn Day: Lawyer at Leigh Day Co.

Jan Eijsbout: Professor at Maastricht University

Christopher Gosnell: Lawyer before ICTY/ICTR/SCSL

Menno Kamminga: Professor at Maastricht University

Zdzislaw Kedzia: Professor at Adam Mickiewicz
University Poznan

Stephen Marks: Professor at Harvard School of Public

Maria-Daniella Marouda: Lecturer at Panteion
University Athens

Stelios Perrakis: Professor at Panteion University

Jennifer Zerk: lawyer at Jennifer Zerk Consulting

Key Facts

Teaching language:  English.

Lecturers:  Internationally recognized experts in the field of
human rights belonging to EIUC’s partner universities and other organisations
that support EIUC projects and endeavors.

Participants:  Postgraduate students from all academic backgrounds,
graduates from all regional masters in human rights and democratization, E.MA
alumni, human rights practitioners.

Type of courses: Lecturers in the plenum and smaller seminars.

Fees:   860,00 € which includes tuition fee, accommodation in
a shared double room, lunches on class days and all related reading material.

Venue: Monastery of San Nicolo, Venice Lido

At the end of the program, participants receive a
Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice School
of Human Rights.



Venice Academy of Human Rights

Academy of Human Rights

The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 9-18 July 2012. The
theme of this year’s Academy is "The Limits of Human Rights" (

Online registration is open until 1 May 2012.

Faculty of the Venice Academy 2012
Professor Philip Alston, NYU
Professor Seyla Benhabib, Yale
Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Helsinki
Professor Friedrich Kratochwil, CEU/EUI
Professor Bruno Simma, Ann Arbor/Munich
Professor Henry Steiner, Harvard
Erika Feller, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection

Key Facts
Participants: Academics, practitioners and PhD/JSD students
Type of courses: Lectures, seminars and optional workshops
Number of hours: 21 hours of compulsory courses (plenum), 16 hours of elective
and optional courses (smaller groups)
Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy
Fees: 500 €

The Venice Academy of Human Rights is a center of excellence for human rights
education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University
Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC). The Academy offers
interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners and
doctoral students with an advanced knowledge of human rights.

A maximum of 55 participants is selected each year.

Participants attend morning lectures, afternoon seminars and workshops and can
exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and
other experts. This includes the opportunity to present and discuss their own
"work in progress" such as drafts of articles, chapters of doctoral
theses, books and other projects.

At the end of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance
issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.