Fellowship in Human Rights and Justice at University of Texas at Austin 173 views


Rolling basis, commencing 3 December 2018

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The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center at the University of Texas at Austin, is inviting applications for the Fellowship in Human Rights and Justice, which is a residential fellowship beginning as early as 1 February 2019 and ending 31 August 2020. The Fellow will work on  the final months of a multi-year project on human rights and economic inequality, which examines:

  • structural drivers of economic inequality
  • how law might create, accentuate, or ameliorate forms of unequal distribution
  • the ways in which the global architecture of human rights might better address inequality among and within countries and
  • the capacity of economic inequality, as a dominant analytical or orienting frame, to capture the racial, gendered, and colonial patterns of accumulation and reproduction of power and wealth over time.

The fellowship involves academic and administrative responsibilities, such as:

  • Researching and drafting reports and white papers, and/or assisting with academic publications;
  • Organizing a speaker series, conference, and other public events;
  • Co-teaching a seminar;
  • Coordinating a project with the Human Rights Clinic;
  • Collaborating on research and curriculum with faculty and graduate and professional students;
  • Networking with academics, activists, and policymakers in multiple regions;
  • Establishing new international internship placements related to the project; and
  • Supervising staff and students involved with the project.


The Fellow will be given an annual stipend in the range of US$47,500 to US$55,000, health insurance and other benefits, full use of the university facilities, and office space at the Law School. The Fellow is required to be in residence in Austin, although the position will likely include some international travel. The Fellow may not hold any other appointment during the fellowship period.


Applicants from all countries and relevant disciplines are eligible, but preference will be given to applicants who have received a PhD, JD, or equivalent law degree by the start date. Candidates should have advanced graduate training, significant research experience, strong writing and verbal communication skills, and an aptitude for critical analysis of human rights issues and legal practice, particularly from a global perspective.


Applications are to be sent via email, and will be accepted on a rolling basis, commencing 3 December 2018.

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