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Unit 18 Lecturer - Human Rights Studies Program

Recruitment Period

Open June 1st, 2020 through Friday, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Human Rights Program at the University of California, Davis would like to recruit for a Unit 18 Lecturer for the 2020-2021 academic year. Primary duties will be to teach HMR 140A (Human Rights and the Popular Imagination), HMR 138 (Human Rights, Gender and Sexuality), HMR 134 (Human Rights), and other courses as assigned and depending on the successful candidate’s training and expertise. Assignment of classes, hours of instruction, and office hours are at the discretion of the program. Classes taught are between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Salary is commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience. This appointment is renewable contingent on program teaching needs and funding. The successful candidate will join a growing interdisciplinary community of scholars committed to excellence in Human Rights Studies research, teaching and public engagement. Support for research or conference travel may be available. For information about the program and courses of instruction, please visit

A PhD in a relevant Humanities or Social Sciences field is required. Experience teaching a course independently, evidence of teaching excellence and/or potential for excellence in Human Rights Studies, and a developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to Human Rights Studies is preferred. Expertise in Middle East, Africa or South/East Asian Human Rights Studies desirable. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shared office space, access to the campus library, copier, and computer facilities will be provided.

The position advertisement will be advertised on H-Net, HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium), the Languages & Literatures internal website and distributed via email as requested by the Director of Human Rights Studies or Designee.

Evaluation Procedure

  1. Applications will be submitted and reviewed online at:
  2. Review of applications will begin after August 3, 2020
  3. The Director of Human Rights Studies/Designee will evaluate applications for completeness and make an initial assessment of candidates
  4. Preliminary interviews may be conducted via Zoom or Skype
  5. The final decisions will be based on qualifications to teach the courses required
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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Describe training, current research, and teaching experience

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Teaching Portfolio - Include one syllabus and one complete set of student evaluations (if available)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)