Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights

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Institute for the Study of Human Rights

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). Please upload the following required materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of two references, course syllabi (to be submitted as “Other Document 1,” and teaching evaluations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran