Dear friends and colleagues,
We're hiring! Applications are invited for a Tenure Track Position in Human Rights (Assistant Professor). We're a small dynamic unit offering Western Canada's only undergraduate human rights program. More information about us is available here: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/global-college/.
Please circulate far and wide.
Kristi Heather Kenyon
Assistant Professor, Human Rights Program
CIFAR-Azrieli Scholar, Successful Societies Program
Global College, University of Winnipeg
Tenure Track Position Assistant Professor of Human Rights
Applications are invited for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in human rights. Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in human rights or a related discipline, including but not limited to, history, political science, law or philosophy. A background in human rights law, business, or Indigenous rights would be considered an asset. Candidates should also have a strong research record, and a demonstrated commitment to excellent and innovative undergraduate teaching.
The successful candidate will have expertise to teach undergraduate human rights courses related to both Canadian and international contexts. Applied work experience in human rights is an asset, as is cross-cultural or international work or teaching experience.
Human Rights is an interdisciplinary B.A. program housed in The University of Winnipeg Global College. The program places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as creating opportunities for students to gain experience outside the classroom through field courses, practicum placements, community engagement initiatives and doing research with faculty members.
The effective date of appointment is anticipated to be July 1, 2019. The University of Winnipeg, (http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/) located in the heart of the city, has an enrollment of over 10,000 students from diverse cultures in more than 40 programs across undergraduate and graduate levels. Winnipeg is home to over 810,000 people from around the world with a rich array of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities, including the new Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Reasonable housing costs make Winnipeg an affordable place to live and work.
The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Additional information on the University of Winnipeg is available at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, a statement of research and teaching interest, samples of two publications under 50 pages each, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. We appreciate all applicants' interest but please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Applications should be submitted electronically to: ke.lambert(a)uwinnipeg.ca<mailto:email@example.com> For further information, contact Dr. Lloyd Kornelsen, Program Director for Human Rights, The University of Winnipeg 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 2E9 Tel. 204-988-7532 Email. L.kornelsen(a)uwinnipeg.ca<mailto:L.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kristi Heather Kenyon, PhD
Assistant Professor, Human Rights, Global College, University of Winnipeg
CIFAR-Azrieli Global Scholar, Successful Societies Program
Tel: +1 (204) 988-7107
Next Thursday, 4 October, OpenGlobalRights (co-organised by uOttawa's David Petrasek) will host a 1-hour webinair on "Gene editing and human rights". They've teamed up with the scientists at the Centre for Genetics and Society in San Francisco. The talk will aim to provide a non-specialist introduction to the issues, with both human rights and genetic specialists. Details here:
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