University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Volterra Fietta Junior Research Lecturer in Public International Law

Closing Date: 14 December 2012 | Tenure: 3 years | Start: January 2013

Newnham College and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law invite applications from women and men for the Volterra Fietta Junior Research Lectureship in International Law.

The successful candidate will be employed by Newnham College, and will fulfil duties at Newnham that include up to 6 hours of supervision (i.e. small group teaching) per week for 20 weeks during Term (i.e.120 hours per annum), playing a part in support of the team of College Law Fellows in such matters as admissions interviewing and Open Days as may be requested by the Director of Studies and agreed with the Senior Tutor. The remainder of the successful candidate’s time will be divided equally between the Lauterpacht Centre’s research projects and the JRL’s own research. The tenure of the Lectureship will be three years. 

Applications are encouraged from candidates who specialise in any field of Public International Law. Candidates whose proposed research falls within areas of particular interest to the Lauterpacht Centre may be preferred. Experience in supervising two or more papers in the Law Tripos (or willingness to do so) and a demonstrable capacity for small group teaching are essential.

Payment is fixed at Point 30 of the University Single Spine, currently £21,171 per annum. Junior Research Lecturers at Newnham are entitled to seven meals in college per week without charge, and to an office or study in College (which may be shared); they have access to research funds, to child care support, and to the College’s standard IT package and the College’s shared equity scheme, and may be eligible to rent residential accommodation at a reduced rate (subject to availability). The Lauterpacht Centre will provide a work-space on its premises and expects the candidate to be present at the Centre, subject to duties in Newnham.

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact Dr Terri Apter on or Ms Anita Rutherford on (LCIL) for additional information or to arrange an informal discussion. 

The closing date for applications is 14th December 2012.

Applications must be made on-line at:

The application will comprise:
· A letter (in pdf format), addressed to Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal, Newnham College, outlining research interests and relevant teaching experience. 
· a CV (in pdf format)
· the names and addresses (postal and email) of three referees. 

Once the candidate has completed their online application, an email will be sent to each referee requesting that they submit their reference online. Candidates should inform their referees that they will be unable to submit their references until this email has been received. The closing date for submission of references is Friday 21st December 2012.

Appointment will be from January 2013 or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, and subject to the visa clearance of the successful applicant if required.

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