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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Graduate Instructorship in the Human Rights Program

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. For an overview of Human Rights courses taught in the past several years, see:
The course can be taught in any of the three quarters of the 2013-14 academic year.

We invite applications from all interested Ph.D. students in the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions. Successful applicants in the past have come from the Departments of Philosophy, History, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and the Divinity School. A committee of faculty from the Human Rights Program Faculty Board will select the winners. 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.

For questions, please contact Sarah Patton Moberg, Program Manager,, 773-834-0957.
Application Information:

 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 knowledge), a draft (or outline) syllabus which includes major assignments with grade % indicated, and a partial or complete reading list. (See the following course design tutorials for help in describing student learning goals and course construction.) Carleton College’s Cutting Edge Course Design Tutorial and Brown University’s “Constructing a Syllabus” handbook.
  4. one letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your scholarly work or experience as a TA or instructor.
  5. Submit all materials online by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 to: - with "Graduate Lectureship Competition 2013-2014" 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 in late April.

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