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 Lecturer in Human Rights:


 16 October 2009 | visits 693

University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Lecturer Level B Human Rights (two positions)
School of Social and Political Sciences & School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Reference No. 561/0909

•One position held jointly between SSPS & SOPHI
•Leading Arts Faculty
•A competitive remuneration package is available

The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 6,800 permanent staff supporting over 46,000 students.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment. It is regularly ranked in the top 20 Arts faculties in the world.

The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS), composed of the departments of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Political Economy, Sociology and Social Policy, and Peace and Conflict Studies, offers innovative degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that attract the very best students from Australia and overseas. SSPS is the focus for the strategic development of the social sciences at Sydney with a view to our becoming Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching in the area. 

The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of four schools in the Faculty of Arts, made up of the Departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

Applications are invited for an exciting opportunity to be part of the University's Human Rights Research and Teaching program, and in particular, to participate in the new Asia Pacific Masters of Human Rights and Democratisation' commencing in 2010. There are currently two positions on offer. One position will be located solely within the School of Social and Political Sciences whilst the second will enjoy a 50/50 partnership between the School of Social and Political Sciences and the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry.

You will possess a PhD in any area pertaining to Human Rights (Development, Philosophy, History, or Political Science). Further, you will need to have a demonstrated teaching ability and experience including evidence of teaching effectiveness and potential to contribute to curriculum development. Preference will be given to those candidates with an established track record of high quality research publications and ability to succeed in external grant applications. Evidence of teaching ability and experience is also important, including potential to supervise honours and higher degree research students and contribute to curriculum development. 

Applications should be able to demonstrate both a willingness and capacity to teach across the core curriculum and undertake administrative responsibilities associated with running the Department

The position is a full time continuing appointment subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

Remuneration package: a competitive remuneration package is available (Level B base salary range $76,250.00 - $90,546; plus leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

All applications must be submitted online. For more information and to apply, please use Reference No. 561/0909 and visit the following web link:

Closing Date: 30th October 2009
The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

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