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Lecturer in Human Rights

UCL - UCL Political Science - School of Public Policy

The Department of Political Science would like to recruit a Lecturer in Human Rights to contribute to research and teaching. The new Lecturer will be expected to undertake research of the highest international standard to add to the research standing and culture of the Department.  

We welcome applications engaging in all areas of human rights research and teaching, and are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates in the areas of: human rights institutions, human rights politics, and international human rights principles, standards, norms. We also welcome applications from candidates who teach/research on the application/practice of human rights in other areas of politics, such as climate change, global environmental politics, development, migration, or business. 

The post will commence on the 1st July 2020. 

Candidates must have a PhD in Political Science or related subject, (candidates nearing completion may be considered).

A proven ability to undertake academic research that is internationally recognised and of high-quality, evidence of potential for high quality academic research in a relevant field and experience of teaching Human Rights or related modules at undergraduate or postgraduate level are all essential. 

Experience of conducting research that feeds into policy-making or other forms of real-world impact would be desirable. 

UCL Vacancy Reference: 1827126

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above. 

When applying please include a CV and a cover letter which should include a statement of research and teaching interests.   

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jennifer Hudson (  

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Ajay Patel, Finance and Staffing Administrator to the Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy, ( 

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59. 

Interview Date: TBC

UCL Taking Action for Equality 

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. 

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

Location: London
Salary: £44,674 to £52,701 per annum plus £8,000 per annum Market Supplement, inclusive of London Allowance, Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th September 2019
Closes: 3rd November 2019
Job Ref: 1827126
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