Post – doctoral fellowship at the center for human rights, South Africa


Post-Doctoral Fellows in the International Development Law Unit play two roles: (1) Academic Advisor to the students in the LLM in Trade and Investment Law in Africa programme

(2) Researcher in the International Development Law Unit (IDLU).

The position is a full-time position (40 hours/week) at the Center for Human Rights, Pretoria, South Africa and the appointment is for 1 year and is renewable based on satisfactory performance.

Academic Advisor to Students in the LLM in Trade and Investment Law in Africa:

Manage admissions process for LLM students
Manage scholarship and financial support programme
Arrange lecturers and all related academic activities for the LLM programme
Arrange assignments and exams for the LLM programme
Provide academic advice to LLM students on their mini-dissertations and on all other
academic matters relating to the LLM programme

Work with IDLU research team on research projects in the areas of global economic governance and business and human rights;
Work with IDLU research team organizing conferences, workshops and other activities related to IDLU research projects;
Conduct independent research and publish in the IDLU research areas.
Candidates from all over the world who have:

Completed LLD degree or equivalent;
Knowledge of international trade and investment law;
Publication record;
Fluency in English: excellent writing and speaking skills;
Experience working in a multicultural setting;
Personal commitment to human rights and development;
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills;
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines;
Confident, motivated, proactive, quick thinker and independent worker;
Proficiency in the basic Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

This position is funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and is linked to the continued funding of the SARCHL Chair of International Development Law and African Economic Relations.
Remuneration is based on NRF rules and is around USD 13354.60
This is not a University of Pretoria position and so does not have any associated benefits (such as medical insurance, pension contribution etc.)

How to apply?
In order to apply, please send a cover letter, writing sample and CV including three references to on or before 15 October 2019.

For more information, please read the official call


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