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The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) invites applications for a tenure-track full-time position at the rank of

Assistant Professor of International Law

Candidates should have a solid background in public international law. In terms of areas of specialisation, we are interested in both strengthening our presence in traditional fields of international law (such as, but not exclusively, international dispute settlement or territorial delimitation) as well as in expanding in cutting-edge, novel fields of, or approaches to, international law (such as, but not exclusively, law & tech/digital, tax, finance or sustainability, or Global South approaches to international law).

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Law prior to the start of their contract and demonstrate excellence in research through completed projects and a promising research agenda. Postdoctoral research experience is not required but considered an asset. Applications from candidates already holding a position of Assistant Professor in another institution are also welcome.

The successful candidate will be affiliated to the Department of International Law. S/he will teach postgraduate courses and supervise master’s dissertations and PhD theses in the Department of International Law. S/he may also be called upon to teach classes and supervise master’s dissertations in the interdisciplinary programme, as well as contribute to executive education programmes. The Institute being interdisciplinary, the selected candidate should be interested in interdisciplinary dialogue, teaching and research.

The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire at least a passive knowledge of it within two years of being hired.

The Graduate Institute’s International Law Department, with up to 50 specialised courses and close to 30 full-time and visiting faculty each year, has one of the largest and most diverse concentrations of international law scholars worldwide. Our strategic location in the heart of international Geneva – the epicentre of multilateralism –, unrivalled faculty-student ratio and unique interdisciplinary set-up provide a particularly attractive environment for young scholars who are keen to develop creative thinking on the major challenges of our time.

Application deadline: 10 January 2022.

Please note that offers received by post will not be considered.

For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute’s website.

The Institute is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, disability status, race, national origin, colour, gender, sexual orientation or religion.


Please find the link to the online application form on the bottom of this page.

Organisation: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline: 10/01/2021
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