Faculty Position in Human Rights


The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs is searching for an outstanding scholar of human rights. The Keough School is a multidisciplinary, policy-oriented school of global affairs whose efforts in research, teaching, and service are dedicated to the advancement of integral human development. As the Keough School expands its curricular programs, teaching and scholarship grounded in research that addresses normative approaches to human rights as well as policies for their protection is paramount. The successful applicant will have an interest and strong record in teaching undergraduate students.

Depending on the qualifications of the applicant, the position may be tenure track, rank open, or non-tenure track regular faculty, rank open. Applicants may come from a variety of professional backgrounds and disciplines, including the social sciences (e.g., sociology, political science, anthropology) or humanities (e.g., history, theology). Applicants whose work is truly global in scope, considering both the United States and the international sphere, are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration as well as policy-related fieldwork or experience. A PhD or equivalent terminal degree is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be based in the Keough School of Global Affairs and closely affiliated with its Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights. Joint or concurrent appointments in the appropriate University departments are possible.

Candidates for this position are asked to submit a letter of interest and a CV. Junior candidates (ABD, postdoc, assistant professors) should also submit a teaching statement, which includes available teaching evaluations.

Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to:

Prof. Jennifer Mason McAward
Chair, Human Rights Search Committee
Keough School of Global Affairs
University of Notre Dame

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. The position will close to new applications on November 15, 2020.

All application materials must be submitted through the Interfolio/Notre Dame online application system.

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