Open Rank Faculty Position, Human Rights
Permanent appointment/fixed term appointment with possibility to convert into permanent appointment
Application deadline: Review will begin on 24 August 2015 and continue until position is filled
Full Or Part Time: Full-time
The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University in Budapest was launched in 2011. With a focus on global issues and a practice orientation, it is dedicated to making public policy innovative, inclusive, and effective. SPP is, in the words of its founder, George Soros, a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems” through multi-disciplinary study of public policy, innovative teaching and research, as well as meaningful engagement with policy practice.
Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.
SPP is looking to recruit a human rights specialist to develop and deliver practice and interdisciplinary based human rights teaching, training, and research. The call responds to strong student interest in human rights frameworks, obligations, and compliance and the School’s commitment to enhancing the profile of human rights in its curriculum and portfolio of activities.
This position is full-time, tenure-track, and open to all ranks. The newly appointed faculty member will help shape SPP’s curriculum and contribute to the school building process, strengthening the SPP mission to integrate academic knowledge and practical application. We encourage applications from academic entrepreneurs ready to contribute to a vibrant intellectual community who can build on the strong existing links with our sister organization, the Open Society Foundations.
The ideal candidate will have:
• A Ph.D. or relevant academic / legal equivalent or exceptional practice experience with a record of academic, professional, or policy publications appropriate to level of seniority;
• Innovative ideas for the development and delivery of elective and professional training courses on human rights including in relation to international human rights principles, standards, norms, and obligations; roles, responsibilities, and accountability of duty bearers; strengthening the voice and participation of rights holders in the policy process; and the application of rights-based approaches;
• A commitment to quality teaching and supervision of research and practice projects; capacity to teach components of the core curriculum.
Applications from individuals with geographic specialization (Global South) and/or thematic expertise (gender, LGBT, children, drugs) are strongly welcomed.
An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience. Central European University offers an attractive benefits package.
Term: A two-year contract, renewable, with possibility of tenure.
The normal full-time teaching load is 12 credits/6 courses, spread over three terms.