Assistant Professor Of Social Justice & Human Rights

  • George Mason University
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Aug 12, 2019
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Job Description

 

 

Assistant Professor Of Social Justice & Human Rights
School of Integrative Studies
George Mason University

 

Assistant Professor of Social Justice & Human Rights
George Mason University

The School of Integrative Studies (SIS) at George Mason University invites applications for a Full time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty appointment for the position of Assistant Professor of Social Justice & Human Rights (2:2 teaching load with commensurate research obligations) to begin in August 2020. Competitive candidates will offer a specialization in 21st century global social justice and human rights issues such as (but not limited to): social, economic and cultural rights, bioethics and human rights, disability, or human rights and foreign policy.

 

About SIS and George Mason University
The George Mason University School of Integrative Studies (SIS), a program within the College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS), is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for an Assistant Professor position. George Mason University has the most diverse student-body in Virginia and is one of the most diverse universities in the country. Thus, it has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity and excellence among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, Research I institution with national distinction in academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” position for national universities. It is the largest and most diverse research university in Virginia offering more than 200 degree programs with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Mason's diversity offers a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to collaborate and create.

 

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities of the position include, contributing to the teaching needs of the school, mentoring students, and developing a research program. The successful candidate will have experience in and a commitment to teaching, as well as the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social justice and human rights, and/or related fields. We are particularly interested in scholars capable of developing a strong research program that is capable of attracting internal and external funding.

Competitive candidates, in addition, should be eager to:

  • Enhance undergraduate and graduate Social Justice and Human Rights concentrations to meet the needs of a diverse student body;
  • Design and teach learning communities that enhance undergraduate and graduate Social Justice and Human Rights concentrations;
  • Incorporate experiential learning and field work into students' learning (e.g., service learning, internships, study abroad, etc.);
  • Support the expansion of undergraduate and graduate learning and research using quantitative and/or qualitative methods; and
  • Work collaboratively with other SIS faculty to develop the preparedness of integrative studies graduates for the global workplace.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Completed Ph.D. degree in a related field;
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship in social justice and human rights; and
  • Must demonstrate a potential for excellence in scholarship, and in teaching.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in interdisciplinary undergraduate programs;
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship in the area of Social Justice & Human Rights
  • Ability to develop a strong research program that is capable of attracting internal and external funding.

 

 

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7694z at https://jobs.gmu.edu, complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, no more than 3 publication pieces, philosophy of teaching statement, a brief research statement and the contact information for three references. Please clearly explain your experience working with and teaching a diverse student-body.

 

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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