ISHR at Columbia University is seeking a human rights course instructor

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University is looking for a qualified human rights instructor to teach the following course during the Summer 2023 term, with the possibility of continued teaching in subsequent semesters. 

HRTS S4020 - Introduction to Human Rights - Summer Session 2023
This graduate seminar course offers a multidisciplinary introduction to human rights and provides a survey of issues, challenges, and approaches in contemporary human rights. The course is structured around some of the main challenges faced by the human rights movement and international human rights law today, addressing the different philosophical foundations of human rights, the obstacles in providing for accountability beyond state actors, the need to focus on implementation, and the balance between egalitarian rights and contextualized identities, among others. 
The course is offered by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights in conjunction with the School of Professional Studies. It is a required core class for the Certification of Professional Achievement in Human Rights
Applicants should send the following, as a single document, with the subject heading “Summer Introduction to Human Rights Course” to
  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Teaching statement
  • Course evaluations (if available)
Applications received by Friday, February 17th will be given priority. Please note that this is a part-time, adjunct position, and that the course is offered in-person only.