The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, the maritime agency of the United Nations. WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, postgraduate diplomas, and Professional Development Courses with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training. The Professor position is located in the Faculty unit at WMU’s headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.
The position works under the supervision of the Vice President Academic, and functionally under the Head of the MSc. Specialization – Maritime Law and Policy. As a faculty member at the World Maritime University, the Professor is expected to provide teaching/mentoring and research and publication in his/her field of expertise. Work involves teaching regularly both introductory and specialty courses, mentoring PhD and M.Sc. students, serving on committees and panels, and providing service to WMU, IMO, and the maritime and oceans community. The Professor, as a Nippon Foundation (NF) Chair, will focus on Maritime Labour Law and Policy themes/issues that support both WMU and NF goals in this field. As a member of the faculty and professional staff at WMU, the incumbent will work to keep WMU positioned as an academic institution of excellence and help advance the institution and its reputation.
The selected candidate for the position of Professor, Maritime Labour Law and Policy, should preferably have strong subject mastery/experience in the area of international maritime labour law and policy, as well as a proven track record of research and collaboration in capacity building. Expertise required relates both the MLC, 2006 and C.185. The incumbent will be required to teach these instruments in ways that not only raise awareness but also ensures that graduates are in a position to effectively support ratification and implementation of the provisions of the MLC, 2006 and Convention No. 185 in law and in practice. The role of the shipowners, seafarers and their organizations, classification societies, flag State inspectors and port State control officers are among the areas of expertise required. Improving the legal framework concerning maritime labour and supporting the effective implementation of the MLC, 2006 and C.185 for both shipowners and seafarers on the national, regional and global levels are the expected outcomes.
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