Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Job Advertisements

Here are a couple of recent job advertisements :

University of Antwerp: Researcher on Power Sharing and Human Rights

Lead researcher on the two year research project entitled 'A human rights approach to power-sharing as a tool of conflict resolution in Africa'. The project aims at scientifically analyzing the technique of power-sharing – which has increasingly been used as a component of contemporary peace agreements – from a human rights perspective. The successful candidate will conduct research on the basis of two country related case-studies (out of the following list of countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Uganda; the selection to be made taking into account the candidate’s profile), two human rights dimensions (state obligations related to the accountability of perpetrators of human rights violations and the right to self-determination, in particular as it applies to the exploitation of natural resources) and the policy and practice of two intergovernmental actors frequently involved in peace processes in Sub-Sahara Africa (the United Nations and the African Union). Research findings will be presented at an international expert seminar and submitted for publication to international peer reviewed journals.

The ideal candidate has a Master degree in law and a specialization in human rights or law and development; two years of relevant research experience, expertise on the countries and/or human rights dimensions and/or intergovernmental institutional frameworks referred to in the above job description, an interest in pursuing doctoral research for which this two year research project offers a useful preparatory stage and for which he / she will try to obtain external funding, excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, ability to work independently and as a team member.

Candidates must send an application letter, including a CV, a list of publications and the contact details of two reference persons. Deadline for applications is 1 October 2010. The expected commencement of employment is 1 January 2011.

Send applications to Prof. Koen De Feyter, University of Antwerp (UA), Faculty of Law, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium (koen.defeyter@ua.ac.be). For further information, please contact Dr. Stef Vandeginste on stef.vandeginste@ua.ac.be or 32 3 265 52 97.

Concordia University, Assistant or Associate Professor in Genocide Studies and Human Rights.

Position to start 1 July 2011. Deadline for applications 1 November 2010. For the full announcement, click here.

Applicants for the James M. Stanford Professorship in Genocide and Human Rights Studies should have recognized expertise in the study of one or more major cases of genocide and in one or more relevant disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, anthropology, or human rights. The person hired will work with me closely in the coming years to build on the strengths of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) and the Will to Intervene project (W2I) at Concordia University and will participate with me in the administration of MIGS.

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