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IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, under the auspices of UNESCO, Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management
College of Arts and Social Sciences

Job Reference: ASS/3127
Closing Date: 26 Mar 2010
Date Entered: 17 Feb 2010
Grade 7/8: (£32,620 - £35,646 / £36,715 - £43,840)

Applications are invited for a Lecturer in Water Law within the University of Dundee IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, under the auspices of UNESCO, part of the Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management -- the only UNESCO Centre in the UK, and the first of its kind in the world. The vision of the Centre is "Water for all", with the mission of building a new generation of local water leaders through the core activities of research and graduate teaching / executive training, under the innovative "Water Law, Water Leaders" programme.

The successful applicant will contribute actively to enhancing the Centre's reputation, impact and financial sustainability, in line with the Centre's vision, through first-class research and support for the Water Law, Water Leaders programme. We look for a lawyer who is a team-player, capable of working across disciplines, and keen to complement the Centre's existing water law expertise in national water law, through expertise in one or several of the following areas of law: water services regulation (public/private partnerships; economic regulation of water services; utilities); trade law (WTO, investment law; international dispute settlement, arbitration), agricultural law; corporate / commercial / administrative law relevant to water law reform; legal frameworks for good governance and stakeholder engagement especially in water services; water rights (water security, the human right to water; ecosystems services).

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated expertise in an area of law relevant to water, backed up by a solid international track record of high-quality academic research, including assisting in securing important research contracts, and experience in the successful supervision of graduate students. Experience in graduate programme development and delivery, teaching and international training, and involvement in research projects, are highly desirable.

The Centre has strong research links across the School, College and University and is actively engaged with significant international networks, which will be built upon by the post-holder. In the last RAE, the Law Unit of Assessment, of which the School was part, was 4th in Scotland out of 11, and 19th in the UK out of 67. The Centre aims to contribute at the highest level in the REF exercise through world-class research.

The ability to communicate and work in languages in addition to English is highly desirable and international experience, especially in working with different cultures and disciplines, would be an asset. An ability to work in teams, especially interdisciplinary teams is highly desirable. International travel will be required.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with international standing and vision (or someone with this demonstrated potential) to join our vibrant and world-renowned research and teaching community.

For initial enquiries, please contact Professor Patricia Wouters (tel: +44 01382 384456) email address or consult our web site We regret we are unable to accept applications by email.

  • Further Particulars:
  • How to apply:
    • Apply by Curriculum Vitae (CV) and covering letter.
    • You must also return the Supplementary Information Forms (PDF) 36KB with your application.
    • Please remember to quote the job reference.
    • We regret we cannot accept applications by email.
    • Please return your application to:
      Human Resources
      University of Dundee
      Dundee  DD1 4HN
      (United Kingdom)
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News type Vacancies
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Source of information UNESCO Water Portal Bi-monthly Newsletter No. 227
Keyword(s) water law
Geographical coverage United Kingdom
News date 01/03/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH