Vacancy: Early Career Academic in Refugee Law

Tuesday 9 July 2013

The Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is seeking applications for the position of Early Career Academic in Refugee Law. This newly-created post represents an opportunity for a rising star in the field of refugee law to join the dynamic team at the highly successful Refugee Law Initiative (RLI). Further details about the activities of the RLI can be found on its website:

Applicants will need a specialised knowledge of refugee law, normally evidenced by a PhD in a relevant subject discipline (or demonstrably close to completion). The successful candidate will be an ambitious and motivated scholar, who is able to combine practitioner experience that engages multilateral, governmental and non-governmental institutions with the insights provided by academic research. To be credible in this exchange, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an excellent research and publication record and a track record of attracting external funding for research and dissemination projects. Teaching experience at Master’s level, preferably in the field of human rights, is also essential.

The post will report to Dr David James Cantor, the Director of the RLI and a Reader in International Human Rights Law. Informal enquiries about the position should be directed to Dr David James Cantor at

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday, 16 September 2013. Interviews are expected to be held on Friday, 11 October 2013 and applicants are advised to ensure their availability on this date as, owing to the multiple commitments of the interview panel, it will rarely be possible to make alternative arrangements. Candidates who are invited to interview will be requested to deliver two presentations at the interview (details to be supplied to short-listed candidates). The position is tenable from 1 January 2014 for a period of three years in the first instance.

For further details and to apply, please visit the University of London job vacancies website.