Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Peking University

Linked with Raoul Wallenberg – Sweden (1912 – 1947 ?), and with The Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2008.

(ref: VisProf Beida): … The Peking University Law School Human Rights Research Centre has long experience in the field of human rights education and was one of the pioneering institutions in setting up separate courses on human rights law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in China. In February 2004, a three-semester Research Direction in Human Rights for master students was launched at Peking University in cooperation with RWI.

The Research Direction is currently composed of eight courses. All courses are taught during the first two semesters, after which students write their theses. With funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), RWI supports the Research Direction with general advice for its development and consolidation, literature and reading material, funds for the local administration of the Programme, and by providing a foreign visiting professor to support the teaching and implementation of the Programme.


The RWI is seeking candidates for a part-time position as Visiting Professor at the Research Direction in Human Rights, Peking University Law School (as to the background of the assignment, tasks and duties of the Visiting Professor, please see the enclosed terms of reference for the position). The appointment is for the time period 2008-2010, starting in June 2008 and ending in December 2010. The Visiting Professor is expected to spend one to three months each semester in Beijing and at Peking University Law School. The position is financed and subject to final budgetary approval by Sida. Other work, primarily related to human rights training activities in developing countries, may be offered by RWI to the successful applicant.

Applicants must have a Doctor of Laws degree or have equivalent experience in law with specialisation in human rights and have a solid reputation as a human rights law teacher, researcher and scholar. Factors to be considered in assessing applications include: teaching and publication record, honours previously received (e.g., awards, fellowships, etc.), participation in international human rights fora; experience of work within academia in developing countries; experience of teaching, curricula and research development in the human rights field; commitment to advancing the cause of human rights education; knowledge and experience of development cooperation work; and knowledge and experience of human rights education in China.

Salary and other compensation follow conditions applicable for similar assignments at Swedish universities and of Sida. RWI is an equal opportunities employer.

If you wish to apply for the position, please send detailed CV with cover letter, list of references, and a list of publications by e-mail, mail or fax to the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Att: Johan Lundqvist, Human Resources Officer, P.O .Box 1155, SE-221 05 LUND, Sweden, fax: + 46 46 222 12 22, E-mail.

For further information, please contact:

  • Malin Oud, Head of RWI’s Field Office in Beijing, tel: +86 10 6539 1066, e-mail;
  • or Andreas Ljungholm, Head of Unit, Department of International Programmes, tel: +46 46 222 12 07, e-mail.

Terms of Reference.

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