The University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) invites applications
for an Assistant Professor of International Law and Human Rights in
the Division of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (PPPA)
within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS).
This is a full-time tenure track position with a 9-month service
period to begin September 16, 2022. Tenure track faculty teach six
classes per year, combining lower-level introductory courses with
upper-level courses in international law, comparative law, law and
society, and human rights. Successful candidates will have the
opportunity to develop curriculum in their area of expertise.
This position is expected to engage
in interdisciplinary research and teaching in PPPA
Division’s two majors (Law & Policy and Politics Philosophy
& Economics) and the Tri-campus Minor in Human Rights. The
successful candidate will join a faculty with a shared interest in
human rights and social justice, and strong connections with the
Center for Human Rights of the University of Washington. Our
division values scholarly and research excellence at the
intersection of human rights, international law, and activism, as
well as teaching in critical, equity-oriented approaches. You can
learn more about the Division, the two majors and six minors we
host, and the faculty from our website ( https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/politics-philosophy-public-affairs/pppa-home ).
This position is contingent on funding.
The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was
established in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its
foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that
serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. Faculty
have access to the resources of the University of Washington,
including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a
small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for
the development of creative teaching, research, and community
collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity and equity is
central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff,
faculty, and community members find abundant opportunities for
intellectual, personal, and professional growth. For more
information about UW Tacoma, visit https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.
The minimum qualification for this position is a PhD (or foreign
equivalent advanced degree) in Political Science, International
Studies, Global Studies, Sociology, History, Law and Society or
related fields by August 2022. The successful candidate will be a
scholar with the promise of
research and teaching excellence, specializing in the
study of human rights, international law, and/or international
organizations. Areas of scholarship of an ideal candidate may
include international or comparative courts and judicial systems,
global markets and human rights, global migrations, international
law and ethics, technology and human rights, international social
movements, legal pluralism, or race, ethnicity, indigeneity,
gender, sexuality, and human rights and international law. All
regional specialties beyond the US are welcome.
To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio:
- A letter of interest detailing how your teaching, scholarship,
and professional service fits with this position.
- A curriculum vitae
- A current essay or chapter
- A statement of research interests (maximum one
- A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that explains how
your teaching, research, and service or activism support social
justice and the success of students from underrepresented racial,
ethnic, and gender backgrounds. If you have not yet had the
opportunity for such experience, please note how your work in
international law and human rights would further UW Tacoma’s
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (maximum one
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness
- Contact information for three references able to provide
letters of recommendation.
Questions should be directed to the search chair, Prof. Michael
Forman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Compensation is competitive with that of
comparable positions and includes UW’s excellent health insurance
and retirement benefits.
Screening of applications will begin on October 14,
2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age,
disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity
among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and
articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).
Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty
efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity
and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty
member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).