Bram Fischer Visiting Professorship in Human Rights
Opportunity: Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer
The Bram Fischer Visiting Professorship represents a major new endow-
ment in the School of Law, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Named for a leading human rights advocate, the Visiting Professorship
is intended to advance a tradition of advocacy and scholarship in hu-
man rights that will ensure South Africa's vibrant constitutional de-
mocracy and influence students to regard human rights as an integral
part of their practice of law. Internationally distinguished academ-
ics and practitioners will be appointed as Visiting Professors for a
limited period of time. The Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer will
be a full time position on the same endowment. Apart from teaching,
research and other duties the incumbent will help organize programmes
for the Visiting Professor. He/she will, in addition, have the duties
set out below.
Qualifications: A legal academic of stature and experience with a
solid record of teaching, research and/or practice in the field of
human rights; the ability to have an impact on the future development
of human rights law; demonstrated commitment to advancing the cause
of human rights, whether generally or in a specific field.
Duties: administration and development of new courses and curricula
in Human Rights Law; an interest and involvement in the broader con-
cerns of the Law School and the University. Attractive package and
salary negotiable; annual bonus, generous leave, retirement fund,
medical aid, car scheme, relocation allowance, 100% financial assis-
tance towards dependents studies at Wits.
Head, School of Law
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