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Associate/Assistant Professor In International Human Rights Law

Employer Tufts University: The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
Deadline 30. November 2019
Type Full time
Location United States
Level Mid-career (3-7 years experience required)

Description

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in international human rights law at the assistant professor or associate professor level. The study of human rights is core to the Fletcher School’s identity and intersects with many of the School’s other academic strengths. The candidate should have particular expertise and interest in this field; teaching experience in this field is desirable. In addition, the ability to teach courses in negotiations/conflict resolution, health rights, migration, or gender would be an added benefit. Specific research interests may include aspects of any of the above or related topics. Policy and scholarly experience are a plus; the ideal candidate will have 3–10 years of professional experience in government, inter-governmental organizations or non-governmental organizations, and/or academia. A J.D. or equivalent law degree is required. A Ph.D. degree would be an added benefit.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research, and graduate student research supervision, and will contribute to various faculty service responsibilities at The Fletcher School as well as to its intellectual community. The Fletcher School’s faculty is multi-disciplinary with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. The School undertakes research and prepares master’s and doctoral students to use the latest legal, political, economic, and business, thinking, among others, to generate pragmatic policies or make executive decisions that will successfully shape global events.

Qualifications

The candidate should have particular expertise and interest in this field; teaching experience in this field is desirable. In addition, the ability to teach courses in negotiations/conflict resolution, health rights, migration, or gender would be an added benefit. Specific research interests may include aspects of any of the above or related topics. Policy and scholarly experience are a plus; the ideal candidate will have 3–10 years of professional experience in government, inter-governmental organizations or non-governmental organizations, and/or academia. A J.D. or equivalent law degree is required. A Ph.D. degree would be an added benefit.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of potential courses the applicant might teach at Fletcher (or a teaching statement), any teaching evaluations, 1-2 samples of research and writing, and a list of 3–­5 references. All application materials should be submitted online through Interfolio.

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