Overview

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University is looking for qualified human rights instructors to teach the following courses during the 2019-2020 academic year, with the possibility of continued teaching in subsequent semesters.

DISABILITY AND RIGHTS – 4000-level – Spring 2020 (new course)
This seminar course would be offered at the 4000-level for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Enrollment priority will be given to students in one of ISHR’s human rights degree programs, but will also be open to students from other departments and schools if space is available.

Applicants should send the following, as a single document, with the subject heading “Disability and Rights Course” to humanrightsed@columbia.edu.

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Teaching statement
  • Sample course outline (this need not be a complete syllabus, but should give a general sense of how you would approach the course)
  • Course evaluations (if available)

HRTS GR6020 – INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS – Fall 2019
This graduate seminar course offers a multidisciplinary introduction to human rights and provides a survey of issues, challenges, and approaches issues 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.

Applicants should send the following, as a single document, with the subject heading “Introduction to Human Rights Course” to humanrightsed@columbia.edu. Applications received by April 15th will be given priority.

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Teaching statement
  • Course evaluations (if available)

HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH METHODS – General Call (not term specific)
ISHR is also hoping to identify potential instructors who would be interested in teaching either an undergraduate or graduate-level human rights research methods seminar. To express interest, please send a CV, teaching statement, and course evaluations to humanrightsed@columbia.edu with the subject “Human Rights Research Methods Instruction.”