Professor in Human Rights Law

University College Cork - School of Law

The School of Law at University College Cork has established itself as a leading law school, with a record of innovation and excellence in research and legal education, with a significant reputation for external engagement and societal and policy impact.

The School has a distinguished history over many decades in attracting high quality students and recruiting high calibre staff nationally and internationally.  Operating with a complement of twenty-five full-time academic staff, the School offers BCL, LLB, LLM and PhD programmes, in addition to an Evening BCL programme. 

The School of Law invites applications from outstanding academic leaders in human rights law.  The successful candidate will play a leading role in advancing the School’s international profile in human rights, including leadership of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, established in 2006.    

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see  The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to the Dean of the School of Law, Professor Ursula Kilkelly, at   Further information on the School of Law is available at

Appointment may be made on the Professorial Salary Scale: €110,060 – €139,502 (Scale B)

In all instances the successful appointment will be at the first point of the scale.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 30th January 2018.  

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

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