At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Human Rights Graduate Lectureships 2010-11

Deadline: Monday, May 3, 2010 by 5:00 PM

The Human Rights Program is calling for applications by advanced graduate students to teach one undergraduate Human Rights course of their own design. The course should deal with human rights from a disciplinary, thematic, or regional perspective.The course can be taught in any of the three quarters of the 2010-11 academic year.

We invite applications from all interested Ph.D. students in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division. Graduate lecturers will receive $5,000 for the individual undergraduate course they will teach in the College. This fellowship is for one quarter only. Only University of Chicago advanced doctoral students are eligible to apply. Three Human Rights Graduate Lectureships will be awarded.

Applications consist of the following:
1. the application form (attached) including full contact information;
2. your current CV, including names of your dissertation committee members;
3. a course title, a course description including student learning goals (skills and content), and a draft (or outline)syllabus which includes major assignments with grade % indicated, a list of student learning goals, and a partial or complete reading list. (See “Course Design Tools” under Preparing to Teach on the Center for Teaching and Learning’s website for help in describing student learning goals and course construction.)
4. one letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your scholarly work or experience as a TA or instructor.

Submit all materials online to – with “Graduate Lectureship Selection Committee” in the subject line. Reference letters, addressed to the Graduate Lectureship Selection Committee, should be emailed separately by the sender to Successful applicants will be notified later in May.

For questions, please contact Sarah Patton Moberg, Assistant to the Director,, 773-834-0957.

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