Type: Lecturer in Human Rights
Institution: Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
Location: New York, NY (USA)
Date: from July 2021
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia
University invites applications for a lecturer in human rights to be
appointed in one of the social science departments (Anthropology,
Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology). This is a
full-time, multi-year renewable appointment, with renewal contingent
on successful reviews. Responsibilities will include teaching
undergraduate and graduate courses on topics in human rights,
professional engagement in one’s academic discipline, and
departmental responsibilities at ISHR. The successful candidate will
be expected to contribute to all aspects of ISHR’s activities
including teaching, research, and programming.
ISHR is responsible for the academic programs of the undergraduate
major in human rights, the MA degree in human rights in the Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences, and the Summer Program in human rights,
in addition to several research and capacity-building programs. For
details, please see: http://humanrightscolumbia.org
ISHR views human rights as a multidisciplinary field in which
scholarship and teaching draw both on relevant academic disciplines
and knowledge of advocacy and other forms of practice. Key areas
within our undergraduate curriculum are: Politics and History,
Culture and Representation, Political Theory and Philosophy, and
Social and Economic Processes.
The Institute seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and/or
professional service demonstrates familiarity with the field of human
rights. Commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in
education, research, and capacity building is a requirement.
This appointment will begin July 1, 2021.
To ensure full consideration applicants must submit a letter of
application, curriculum vitae, two references, course syllabi, and
teaching evaluations. Review of applications will begin immediately
and will continue until the position is filled.
All applications must be made through Columbia University’s
Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS):
For more information:
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
91 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027