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Opportunity to teach law at the University of the Gambia

8 May 2014

The Human Rights Implementation Centre of the University of Bristol (HRIC) has had a collaborative relationship with the Faculty of Law at the University of Gambia (UTG) since 2011 in order to help build its capacity. Each year the HRIC has ‘sponsored’ a postgraduate student of the University of Bristol Law School to teach law at the UTG for an academic year. The UTG has been extremely appreciative of this capacity building partnership and the HRIC remains committed to assisting the Faculty to develop and strengthen.

The Human Rights Implementation Centre of the University of Bristol (HRIC) has had a collaborative relationship with the Faculty of Law at the University of Gambia (UTG) since 2011 in order to help build its capacity. Each year the HRIC has ‘sponsored’ a postgraduate student of the University of Bristol Law School to teach law at the UTG for an academic year. The UTG has been extremely appreciative of this capacity building partnership and the HRIC remains committed to assisting the Faculty to develop and strengthen.

Applications are now being invited for an individual to teach law at the UTG during its next academic year, which commences in September 2014. Applicants must have completed and passed Part 1 of their LLM and be willing to teach first, second or third year law students core law subjects such as: constitutional law (general principles), contract, tort, public international law, international criminal law, legal reading and writing, mooting, legal method and international human rights. However there may be a certain amount of flexibility as to which courses and level of students to teach. The academic year runs from September 2014 to mid-May 2015.

The University of Gambia will pay a local salary of around 11,000-16,000 Dalasi per month to cover living expenses, which works out at between $400-500 per month, and will arrange accommodation within walking distance to the University. The University of Gambia will also arrange the necessary permits when you arrive in order that you may work at the Law Faculty.

The Human Rights Implementation Centre will be able to cover the cost of an economy return flight to the Gambia from the UK for the successful candidate.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Gambia is still in its infancy and therefore you must be prepared to develop the law course, set and mark exam and essay questions and generally to work in an environment with limited facilities and administrative support.

While it is a challenging environment this is a unique opportunity to be part of the Country's first attempt to create a home-grown legal community.

For details on how to apply for this position please see the HRIC website.

The deadline for application is 19 May 2014.

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