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University of Chicago, Post-doc in Human Rights

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for a one-year appointment as a Post-doctoral Researcher at the rank of Instructor in Human Rights beginning September 1, 2024. The position is renewable for a second year after review. This position is designed for an early-career scholar with experience in teaching and research on human rights.

Responsibilities include designing and teaching two courses, making progress towards developing a scholarly manuscript or research project, participating in Pozen Family Center for Human Rights activities, and advising a small number of BA or MA theses. The salary is competitive, and the instructor will receive applicable University benefits, a professional development fund, and a relocation allowance.

We seek to attract an outstanding scholar whose work in the humanities or social sciences demonstrates excellence and addresses questions of lasting importance for the study of human rights. All applications are welcome, and we especially encourage topics and approaches that include decolonizing methodologies and literature, transitional justice, gender and sexuality, Third World approaches to international law, climate justice, or a regional focus on the global south. Prior experience teaching undergraduates is preferred. The position requires a Ph.D. in a social science or humanities discipline and is open to applicants who will have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree by August 31, 2024.

Application Instructions
To be considered for the position, you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Job Opportunities site: http://apply.interfolio.com/136308 and upload the following:

a curriculum vitae;
a cover letter discussing your interest and qualifications for the position;
a research statement addressing current and future research plans;
a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy;
a sample syllabus for an undergraduate human rights course;
one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter);
three letters of recommendation.

Only complete applications will be considered.

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