Endowed Chair in Human Rights

St. Thomas University invites applications for the Endowed Chair in Human Rights, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 1, 2019, pending budgetary approval. This appointment will be for a twenty-three-month term, with a possibility of renewal. 


St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with full-time enrolment of 1,800. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the University holds four Canada Research Chairs.  


The successful candidate will have research and teaching expertise in human rights, and teach 3-3 per academic year. A PhD in Human Rights or related PhD with research in an area specific to human rights issues is required. In addition to teaching in the Human Rights Program, the holder of the Chair will conduct research in the area of human rights and undertake community-based seminars.  


Applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and three letters of reference. Submissions should be addressed to Dr. Christina Szurlej, Director, Human Rights Program, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB  E3B 5G3. Electronic submissions sent to cszurlej@stu.ca are preferred.  


Closing date: February 25, 2019 or until the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference are received by this date.  


An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encourages to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.