Lecturer in Human Rights University College London, School of Public Policy United Kingdom

Lecturer in Human Rights, - Ref:1690185


UCL Department / Division

Department of Political Science

Specific unit / Sub department

School of Public Policy

Location of position





Full Time

(inclusive of London allowance)

Grade 7: £38,581 - £41,864 per annum / Grade 8: £43,023 - £50,753

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Political Science seeks to appoint a new Lecturer in Human Rights to contribute to research and teaching within the Department of Political Science.


The Lecturer will be the Programme Director for the MA in Human Rights and will be expected to contribute to the core teaching of the MA in Human Rights by either teaching on existing modules, (potentially the ‘International Law and Human Rights’ core module) and/or creating and developing a new module that complements the existing offerings in the department.


The new Lecturer will be expected to undertake research of the highest international standard to add to the research standing and culture of the Department. Candidates may be engaged in research in any area of human rights including: human rights political/moral theory, human rights institutions, international human rights principles, standards, norms, and/or politics, moral/political theories of international human rights constitutionalism, the intersection of international human rights standards with political questions, etc.


This appointment is available from the 1st September 2018.

Key Requirements

Possessing a PhD in human rights in one of the following, political theory, politics, international politics, international human rights standards and institutions, or cognate subjects in politically oriented work in human rights is essential. Candidates nearing completion will also be considered.


The successful candidate must have proven ability to undertake international quality academic research, publications consistent with UCL’s expectations for international research excellence, previous experience of teaching in a related field at undergraduate or postgraduate level and experience of teaching administration at university level.


An ability to teach a module in ‘International Law and Human Rights’, experience of conducting research that feeds into policy making and a demonstrable ability to win research grant funding would be desirable.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Saladin Meckled-Garcia (s.meckled-garcia@ucl.ac.uk) If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Ajay Patel, Finance and Staffing Administrator to the Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy, (polsci.staffing@ucl.ac.uk).

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Closing Date

11 Feb 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

21 March 2018

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