Faculty Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Program
Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in its Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program to begin Fall semester 2020. The successful candidate must have a PhD at the time of appointment. The position is open to scholars at all pre-tenure levels with training in the humanities or social sciences whose work is interdisciplinary and focuses on questions of justice, human rights, and related fields. All specializations are welcome, but there is particular interest in scholars who can contribute to programs in Health Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Visual Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course on peace, justice, and human rights and/or applied ethics, as well as offer more specialized courses in their area of expertise, and engage in inclusive pedagogy and mentoring of an increasingly diverse student body. Haverford College embraces the teacher-scholar model and supports faculty research through programs and funding opportunities.
Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) is an interdisciplinary concentration attracting students from many different disciplines; it offers students the opportunity to study the history, philosophy, and critiques of the rights tradition, examine issues of justice in their local and international contexts, and apply humanistic, social scientific, theoretical, and ethical reasoning to real-world problems. The program’s goal is to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and new perspectives on entrenched problems. For more information, see http://www.haverford.edu/pjhr/
Applicants should submit the following via Interfolio [https://apply.interfolio.com/67577]: a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, a sample course syllabus or description of a class you’d like to teach in the PJHR program, a teaching statement (3-4 pages) that highlights pedagogical strategies and discusses how you approach diversity and inclusion in the classroom, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Candidates are encouraged to seek letter writers who together can address your abilities and promise as a teacher, mentor, and scholar/researcher. New applications submitted after 11:59 pm on Friday, November 1will not be considered.
Haverford College is a leading liberal arts college serving highly motivated students on a nationally recognized arboretum in suburban Haverford, just outside Philadelphia.
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s mission.