The University of Chicago’s Social Sciences Collegiate Division is seeking applications for the position of Instructional Professor (IP) (Open Rank) in Human Rights. This full-time, renewable position will begin on September 1, 2024, with an initial term of at least three years. The successful candidate will be an instructor with expertise in human rights who will contribute to the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights undergraduate curriculum.
The Instructional Professor in Human Rights will be responsible for teaching six courses per year, including an introductory course “Global Challenges to Human Rights,” as well as other courses in their area of specialization. They will support the Center’s new human rights major, which examines the theory and practice of human rights through interdisciplinary inquiry, experiential learning, and capstone research or practice-based projects.
The successful candidate will complement the teaching specialties of the Pozen Center and have a focus on one or more of the following issues: climate justice, technology and human rights, social movements, legal pluralism, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, and decolonizing human rights. Additionally, the IP will work with fellow Pozen faculty members to plan co-curricular events for the major, support student-led projects, advise BA essays, and participate in the intellectual life of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.
To learn more about the Pozen Center and its initiatives, please visit https://humanrights.uchicago.edu.