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Associate Professor in Human Rights (Law)

EmployerUniversity of OsloJob titleAssociate Professor in Human Rights (Law)

Deadline 19.01.2022

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About the position

At the Norwegian Center for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, there is a vacancy for an associate professor (SKO 1011) in law within the field of international human rights.

We are looking for a colleague with expertise in international human rights law, including interpretation and implementation of human rights treaties at national level. The person employed must have good knowledge of the European human rights system and the application of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in Norwegian law. Applicants are asked to consult the Center’s new strategy for the years 2022-2030. (https://www.jus.uio.no/smr/om/strategi/)

The tasks in the position consist of 47.5% research, 47.5% teaching, and 5% administration. Applicants must also be willing to undertake administrative tasks in accordance with applicable regulations.
Qualification requirements

Applicants must document general scientific competence at at least associate professor level (doctoral degree or equivalent) in law. Applicants must also document basic education corresponding to a Norwegian master’s degree in law, ie a 5-year master’s degree or equivalent where law is a comprehensive part of the degree (3-5 years depending on the study program), two of which are at master’s level. Applicants must document competence in the field of international human rights.

At least one comprehensive work must provide a thorough legal dogmatic treatment of a topic on the basis of Norwegian legal sources, international law legal sources or comparative material that is relevant to Norwegian conditions.

It is expected that the person offered the position will be active in applying for external research funding (from the Research Council of Norway, the EU etc).

Experience in applying for external research funding will be assessed positively.
Instruction

The person hired will teach both the Center’s Master’s Program and the Faculty’s Master of Law, in compulsory subjects and electives, and participate in the development of new teaching offers.

Applicants must have the necessary academic prerequisites to teach, supervise and participate in examinations within the law study’s compulsory public law subjects with a focus on human rights in one of the Scandinavian languages ​​(Norwegian, Danish, Swedish), and must be able to teach one or more of these subjects, from accession.
Assessment basis

In assessing the applicants, in accordance with current rules, scientific and pedagogical qualifications, and any qualifying activities of another kind will be taken into account. Both Norwegian and international project experience, language skills, ability to collaborate, administrative qualifications and personal suitability will be given weight.

The faculty encourages employees to apply for external funding for research projects. Experience in applying for external research funding will therefore be positive.

In the ranking of competent applicants, the full breadth of qualifications is included and assessed explicitly.
The application must contain

  • Application letter in which the applicant explains how he / she will contribute to the professional development at SMR. Qualifications within communication, administration and management must also be accounted for
  • CV.
  • Complete overview of scientific production.
  • Brief account of up to 5 scientific works that the applicant wishes to be given special weight in the assessment.
  • Certificate, transcript of records for the entire study and certificates.
  • Pedagogical folder of 3-6 pages that documents educational competence and experience, including a reflection note where own practice and learning views are anchored in focus on students’ learning, development over time, a research approach and a collegial attitude and practice (SoTL criteria). See more here: Rules for employment at UiO (https://www.uio.no/om/regelverk/personal/vitenskapelig/regler-ansettelse-professor-forsteamanuensis.html#toc34).
  • Description of qualifications in communication, administration and management.
  • Overview of other qualifications with documentation.
  • References (list of 2-3 people with name, title, e-mail and telephone number).
  • Any co-author statements.

Applications with attachments must be submitted via our electronic recruitment system, please click “apply for the position”. Up to 5 scientific papers are sent to the Faculty of Law, Pb 6706 St. Olavs plass, 0130 Oslo.

The works must be sent in four copies, and must be available in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or English unless the faculty agrees otherwise.

If the works are written by several authors, the division of work between them must be documented with a co-author’s declaration.

After the application deadline, an expert committee will be appointed to assess the applicants according to the text of the announcement and UiO’s rules for employment in professorships and associate professorships at UiO. Based on the expert assessment, relevant candidates will be invited for interviews and trial teaching. After an overall assessment, the faculty’s appointing body makes a final decision in the case.
We offer

  • salary in position as associate professor NOK 689 600, – to 752 800, –
  • a pleasant and stimulating work environment.
  • good pension scheme in the Government Pension Fund.
  • good welfare schemes.

Other information

Please see Rules for appointment to professorships and associate professorships at UiO (https://www.uio.no/om/regelverk/personal/vitenskapelig/tilsettingprof.html) and Rules for the practice of the requirement for basic pedagogical competence at UiO (https: // www.uio.no/om/regelverk/personal/vitenskapelig/pedbasisprakt.html).

Pursuant to section 25, second paragraph, of the Public Administration Act, information about the applicant may be published even if the applicant has requested not to be entered on the list of applicants.

UiO has a takeover agreement (http://www.uio.no/for-ansatte/ansettelsesforhold/arbeidsresultater/overtakelsesavtale.html) for all employees for the purpose of securing the rights to research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. UiO has a personnel policy goal of achieving a balanced gender composition and recruiting people with an immigrant background. Furthermore, we want employees with different competencies, professional combinations, life experience and perspectives. We will facilitate for employees who need it. 

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, gaps in the CV or immigrant background, we must call at least one applicant in each of these groups for an interview.
Contact information

For questions about the position: Professor Gentian Zyberi, Center Manager, Norwegian Center for Human Rights, ([email protected]).

For questions about the recruitment process: office manager Teis Daniel Kjelling, Norwegian Center for Human Rights, ([email protected]

About the employer

Universitetet i Oslo er Norges eldste og høyest rangerte forsknings- og undervisningsinstitusjon med 28 000 studenter og 7 000 ansatte. Faglig bredde og internasjonalt anerkjente forskningsmiljøer gjør UiO til en viktig samfunnsaktør.

SMR er et fler- og tverrfaglig senter som gjennom forskning, undervisning og formidling skal fremme menneskerettighetsfaget som et akademisk fagfelt og styrke sin internasjonale posisjon som en sentral aktør og attraktiv samarbeidspartner innenfor menneskerettighetsfeltet. SMR vektlegger sammenhengen mellom forskning, utdanning og praktisk anvendelse, blant annet gjennom internasjonale prosjekter og programmer. For mer informasjon – se SMRs hjemmeside

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