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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Rights

Recruitment Period

Open December 23rd, 2013 through February 10th, 2014


Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Human Rights Program

The Human Rights Program at the University of California, Berkeley is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow/Lecturer position for the 2014-2015 academic year.

We are seeking an academic who is currently engaged in research on the historical and theoretical foundations of human rights. The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is to have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation by application. Additionally, a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field in the humanities or social sciences received by the start date.

Applications must include a CV, a statement on teaching experience (1000 word maximum), a statement on human rights research experience and the research proposed for the fellowship period (1000 word maximum), and two letters of recommendation.

All items must be submitted no later than February 10, 2014.

To apply, please go to the following link https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00344. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those whose letters will be provided by a third party (such as a dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html"http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.  Questions may be addressed to The Human Rights Program, University of California, Berkeley, 3229 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2550, or by email: lynsayskiba@berkeley.edu.

Awards will be announced by early March. Selection will be based on candidates’ demonstrated potential to enrich human rights teaching and research at Berkeley.

Appointment will be for one academic year as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, with the possibility of a one-year renewal for 2015-16. The fellow will be expected to participate in human rights research seminars and colloquia on campus. The fellow will also teach one course per year and advise undergraduate and graduate students on their human rights projects. Salary range will be $39,264 – $44,340, depending on years of experience, and includes medical benefits for the candidate and dependents. Fellows will be provided $5,000 in research funds and a $1,500 computer and technology allowance. The position will be tenable as of July 1, 2014, and fellows are required to be in residence from August 15, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

Eligible applicants may not hold a tenure-track position, and fellows may not have any other appointment during the fellowship period. Applications from international scholars are accepted, but fellowship awards are contingent upon eligibility to work legally in the United States.  If necessary, Berkeley will sponsor the scholar for a J-1 visa.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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More information about this recruitment: http://berkeley.edu/index.html




2 letters of reference required