The Department of Political Science at the University of Dayton is seeking a
visiting assistant professor in human rights for its multidisciplinary BA in
Human Rights Studies. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility
of renewal. The position is open as to discipline.
A PhD or equivalent degree is preferred. A Master’s Degree or ABD-status is
required. The successful applicant should have a clear research and teaching
agenda that focuses on critical issues related to human rights in a global
context, such as global health, economic and human development, peace and
conflict resolution, humanitarian intervention, and/or transitional justice.
Those with a comparative or regional focus, especially in the Middle East,
Africa, East or Southeast Asia, or Latin America, are encouraged to apply.
The department also welcomes applicants working at the intersections of
human rights and social justice, religion, gender, social movements, or
media. Innovative pedagogies and experience teaching and advising students
of diverse backgrounds are pluses.
Responsibilities will include teaching introductory and upper-level courses
in human rights studies. There may be opportunities to develop new courses.
The successful applicant also will assist with academic and internship
The University and the Department are strongly committed to excellence in
teaching and the development of distinctive graduates who embrace the ideal
of servant-leadership and the University’s call to “Learn, Lead, and Serve.”
The Department currently has 12 full-time faculty members. It offers BAs in
Human Rights Studies and Political Science and a Master of Public
Administration. The Department is highly supportive of its faculty and
The University of Dayton, a comprehensive Catholic University founded by the
Society of Mary (the Marianists) in 1850, is Ohio’s largest independent
university and one of the nation’s ten largest Catholic universities. It has
a current enrollment of approximately 7,000 undergraduates and an additional
4,000 graduate students. Through its approach to integrating learning and
living in community, the University seeks to be a Catholic leader in higher
Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a sample publication or
scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and transcripts at
jobs.udayton.edu by January 1, 2011. Three letters of recommendation should
be sent by the deadline to Jason Pierce, Chair, Political Science
Department, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1425.
Questions may be directed to Jason Pierce at 937-229-3626 or *
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