Job Vacancy: Senior Research Fellow in International Law

We are looking for a new colleague for the position: Senior Research Fellow in International Law at the IIR Centre for International Law.

The Centre carries out research topics at the intersection of international law and international relations. It focuses on the areas of human rights, international criminal law, the law of armed conflicts, international institutional law and the theory of international law. Its ambition is to conduct high-quality research while at the same time serving as an expert centre providing legal analysis for the Czech foreign policy. The IIR seeks to appoint one full-time research fellow in international law to work within the IIR Centre for International Law.

We are looking for a new colleague for the position:  Senior Research Fellow in International Law

 The Institute of International Relations, Prague (IIR) has been the leading academic institution for the study of international relations in the Czech Republic since 1957. As an active member of international research networks, it conducts excellent academic research in the larger field of international relations, which includes European studies, security studies, area studies and other related disciplines. In its IR research, it sets national benchmarks for the quality of scientific research in International Relations. As an independent institution originally founded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the IIR also provides policy analysis and recommendations. It serves as a hub for academics, policy makers and the general public. It stimulates the expert, intellectual and public debates on the Czech foreign policy, European affairs and global issues. The IIR also publishes a number of academic journals and books, and it offers a joint PhD programme in International Relations and European Studies. As it is located in the historical centre of Prague, its venue and library provide a stimulating environment for scholars and students of international relations.

The IIR has a Centre for International Law. The Centre conducts research in topics at the intersection of international law and international relations. It focuses on the of human rights, international criminal law, the law of armed conflicts, international institutional law and the theory of international law. Its ambition is to carry out high-quality research while at the same time serving as an expert centre providing legal analysis for the Czech foreign policy.

The IIR seeks to appoint one full-time research fellow in international law to work within the IIR Centre for International Law. The principal duty of the research fellow will be to conduct international quality research in international law and publish its results in international journals and via publishing houses. In addition to that, s/he should be able to carry out policy analysis and provide policy makers with her/his expertise in the form of policy papers, ad hoc studies and consultations. S/he will be expected to cooperate with the members of the Centre on the publications and public events organized by the Centre. S/he will also be encouraged
to appear in the media and engage in the public debate on international law. With the support of the IIR’s project manager, s/he is also expected to apply for additional research funding and become a leader or co-leader of research projects that will include other IIR research fellows, associate researchers and PhD students. The research fellowship can be combined with lecturing at a partner university in Prague.
 

Qualifications

  • A PhD or, as a minimum, a Master degree (in Law, International Relations or a closely related subject)
  • Previous experience as a researcher/lecturer
  • A solid theoretical and methodological background in international law
  • Several academic publications, such as articles in international journals, and academic books or book chapters that were published by well-known publishing houses
  • Flexibility, reliability, capacity to work in a team

Benefits

  • Participation in ongoing projects, with additional substantial financial rewards
  • Bonuses based on the researcher’s publication output
  • A relocation subsidy for foreign residents
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of home office
  • Meel tickets
  • Five weeks of vacation

Candidates should send the following materials by e-mail to kosikova@iir.cz:

  • A short cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • One recent academic text that is considered as the candidate’s best text by the candidate herself/himself

The closing date for applications is 30 June 2019. The expected start date is 1 September 2019.

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