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Faculty Position in International Human Rights Law

Location: Medford, MA

Closes: December 18, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
(GMT-4 hours)

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in international human rights law.  This position is open to a) candidates with an academic background who would be hired into a tenure-stream position as Assistant, Associate or full Professor; or b) candidates with a distinguished record of public service who would be hired as a Professor of Practice.

Applicants for the tenure-stream position should have a record of scholarly publications and a strong research agenda in the field of international human rights law, as well as a minimum of three years of university teaching experience. Professional experience in government, intergovernmental organizations or non-governmental organizations would be a plus. A J.D. or equivalent law degree is required. A Ph.D. degree would be an added benefit.  

Applicants for the Professor of Practice position should have a distinguished record of service in the field of human rights in government, intergovernmental organizations or non-governmental organizations.  A minimum of 15 years of professional experience is required. Teaching experience and a publication record would be a plus.  A J.D. or equivalent law degree is required. A Ph.D. degree would be an added benefit.

The study of human rights intersects with many of the School’s other strengths. For all applicants, in addition to teaching international human rights law, the ability to teach courses in global health, development, negotiation/conflict resolution, or gender would be a benefit. Experience working or teaching in a diverse, multinational, multi-sectoral environment would also be a benefit.

The successful candidate will contribute to various faculty service responsibilities at Fletcher as well as to its intellectual community. Fletcher’s faculty is multi-disciplinary with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. The School undertakes research and prepares master’s and doctoral students to use the latest legal, political, economic, and business thinking, among others, to generate pragmatic policies or make executive decisions that will successfully shape global events.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of potential courses the applicant might teach at Fletcher, any teaching evaluations, and a list of 3–­5 references (the reference letters should not be sent at this stage.) Applicants for the tenure-stream position should also send one or two samples of research and writing. All application materials should be submitted online through

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