Human Rights Course Instructors

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Institute for the Study of Human Rights

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 2024-2025 academic year. Please note that these are part-time, adjunct appointments, with the possibility of continued teaching in subsequent semesters.

  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rights (Fall or Spring term)
  • Disability Rights (Fall or Spring term)

Each course will be offered as a seminar for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, and will incorporate human rights-specific pedagogical approaches with an emphasis on critical thinking, writing, research, and argumentation skills.

Applicants should send the following, as a single document, with the subject heading “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Rights” or “Disability Rights” to Applications received by Monday, June 17th will be given priority.
  • 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)
We look forward to receiving your application.