Employment and Internship Opportunities

Offer No : 09604

Job : Director, Centre for Human Rights Research
Location : V.P.(Research & International)

Posting Start Date: Nov 20, 2019
Posting End Date: Mar 15, 2020

Expected Start Date : Jul 01, 2020

Job Description :

Director, Centre for Human Rights Research Position start date: July 1, 2020 Closing date for applications: March 15, 2020 Position #: 15341 The University of Manitoba is seeking a Director for its Centre for Human Rights Research, effective July 1, 2020. The Centre for Human Rights Research is an established research institute with a national and international reputation in diverse areas related to human rights, social justice and related topics. The Centre is interdisciplinary in scope and involves University researchers from a variety of academic disciplines. The Centre has established a network of stakeholders who share and support the same fundamental values and a commitment to advance human rights in all aspects. These stakeholders include researchers, students, policymakers, and national and international collaborators. The Centre and the Director report to an Advisory Board.

Responsibilities :

The Director is responsible for overseeing all activities of the Centre, including personnel, research, community outreach programs and budgets. The individual will be expected to continue to carry out their own active research program and stimulate and encourage research in human rights throughout the University. The Director is also expected to work with the director of the Master of Human Rights program in developing community-facing initiatives for the Master of Human Rights program such as public seminars and practicum placements for Master of Human Rights students. The successful applicant may be eligible for teaching release and a stipend. The appointment will be for an initial term of 5 years.

Qualifications :

The successful candidate will have: 1. A recognized national/international program of research in human rights; 2. Demonstrated ability to secure external research support; 3. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with individuals interested in human rights and social justice, including researchers, staff, organizations, government and agencies at local, provincial and national levels; and 4. Demonstrated ability to foster research training and educational outreach activities in human rights among colleagues and trainees within the academic community and beyond. This search is limited to persons who currently hold a full-time tenured, tenure-track or contingent (5 years or more) academic appointment at the University of Manitoba at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Administrative experience in an academic setting will be considered an asset.

Additional Information :

Nominations and applications together with a copy of a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references should be forwarded to: Dr. Gary Glavin, Associate Vice-President (Research) and Chair, Search Committee for the Director of the Centre for Human Rights Research C/O Sarah Vanderveen, 202 Administration Building The University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Email: sarah.vanderveen@umanitoba.ca Consideration of applications and nominations will begin on March 16, 2020. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). For more information about the University of Manitoba, please visit: www.umanitoba.ca The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at Valerie.Williams@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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