Institute of Peace Leadership and Governance: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor in Human Rights

Africa University
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Opportunity closing date: 
Saturday, 30 June, 2012
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Africa University is an independent pan-African institution of higher learning that works to provide education of the highest quality to students and trainees from all over Africa and equip them for leadership roles they are expected to play in the new millennium.

The Institute of Peace Leadership and Governance (IPLG) of the Africa University provides a focus for training, research and documentation in the areas of peace, leadership and governance in Africa with a view to developing the skills of students and practitioners in these areas.

IPLG seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Human Rights, based in Zimbabwe.


This position involves a mix of teaching and administrative responsibilities.

  • Develop and update curricula in human rights and rule of law and related fields;
  • Teach the theory and practice of human rights;
  • Contribute to the core research programme in human rights and other areas;
  • Mentor, supervise and train students in Human Rights promotion and policy development;
  • Supervise students’ research projects and dissertations;
  • Engage in scholarly research academic activities in the broader fields of Human Rights and Rule of Law;
  • Promote public and outreach events in the discipline of human rights and rule of law;
  • Facilitate training, workshops, seminars and executive courses in human rights and rule of law;
  • Attend IPLG meetings and University committee meetings;
  • Develop and coordinate projects on human rights and related areas;
  • Perform any other functions from time to time.


  • University doctorate degree in law, social/political science, international relations, international law/humanitarian law or a related field;
  • Ability to contribute to the Institute’s research profile and an outstanding record of research and publication in the broader fields of human rights;
  • Teaching experience at graduate level;
  • Minimum of five years international experience working in human rights arena will be an advantage;
  • Experience in human rights practice including experience of working with multi-lateral, government or non-government human rights organisations.
  • Networking skills;
  • Conversant with human rights instruments and institutions in Africa as well as internationally;
  • Ability to work as team and respect for diversity.

Salary: A salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.

Terms: Lectureship positions are full-time and appointment will be made at an appropriate level based on qualifications.

All positions report to IPLG Director.  These Terms of Reference are approximate, and in no case limited to the functions hereby specified. IPLG and the University authorities reserve their right to include the modifications they consider necessary to optimise the implementation of the project.

To apply, the following submissions are required:

  • Six copies of motivation letter stating how you meet the requirements of the post and addressing each of the elements of the job requirements and personal specifications;
  • Six copies of full curriculum vitae, including particulars of qualifications, employment history and current salary, and the names and contact details of three referees who may be contacted immediately;
  • Six sets of certified academic and professional certificates and degree transcripts.

Submit a CV, six copies of certified certificates/academic transcripts and at least three names of referees with their email and postal addresses to the Assistant Registrar- Personnel and Administration, Africa University, Box 1320 Mutare, Zimbabwe at and cc:

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