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Adjunct Faculty to teach POLS-223: Human Rights: Basic Dilemmas
Simmons University

Date Posted Aug. 30, 2019
Title Adjunct Faculty to teach POLS-223: Human Rights: Basic Dilemmas
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Social Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct/Clinical Professor
  • Sociology - General
    Human Ecology

Simmons University is in need of an adjunct lecturer this fall to teach POLS 223, "Human Rights: Basic Dilemmas." It's scheduled on Mondays 3:00-5:50, and currently has 24 students enrolled. The course description is as follows:POLS 223 Human Rights: The Basic Dilemmas. Examines the basic dilemmas surrounding the issue of human rights in international affairs since 1945. After an overview of the emergence of the "human rights regime," we will explore debates over the universality of human rights and over the proper way to define them (as civil, economic and social, and/or cultural). Case studies of human rights violations will highlight key policy choices that confront activists, citizens, and policymakers alike.Qualifications:
  • PhD or advanced PhD candidate in a social science, or a related field;
  • Prior teaching experience preferred;
  • No requirement for having taught this particular class before.

Required Application Materials:
  • Please upload an updated CV to your application.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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