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George Washington University Law School

Friday, December 12, 2008

Lecturer on human rights sought for course at Northeastern Normal University, Changchun

I have been asked to post the following announcement:

Guest lecturer/teacher; Changchun, China

The Danish Institute for Human Rights seeks an international guest lecturer on a consultancy basis to teach a number of human rights classes in a newly established human rights course for students in North-East Normal University, Changchun, China.

The project, which is funded by the Royal Dutch Embassy in Beijing and implemented by DIHR together with the Chinese partner, is carried out by a network of universities in Changchun, capital of Jilin province in North-Eastern China. The objective of the programme is to strengthen human rights education in the province by establishing an interdisciplinary, optional and credit-giving course in human rights for a select group of third and fourth year students.

The 36-hour courses, which will be taught in English, include Introduction to International Human Rights, Human Rights and Development, Business and Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. The four courses will be taught in the spring (March to July) and fall (September to January) semesters of 2009. In addition, the foreign teacher should help the students organise Model Human Rights Courts and debates.

The programme offers a competitive salary (subject to seniority and qualifications, as well as tax regulations), accommodation at the College campus grounds and coverage of travel and other costs.

Qualifications include:

*       Ph.D degree and some experience in teaching the related fields, as well as good knowledge of human rights.
*       Good English language skills; knowledge of Chinese would be an asset but is not a prerequisite.
*       Openness, flexibility and the willingness to involve oneself in the teaching programme and engage with other academic staff in the college environment.

The Danish Institute for Human Rights strives to achieve diversity in its staff composition and therefore invites everyone, irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation, to apply for the position.

Application with CV and documentation to be sent to The Danish Institute for Human Rights, Strandgade 56, DK 1401 Copenhagen K

Application date: 15 January 2009

Contact: Lone Lindholt (, tel. +45 32698841) or Hatla Thelle (, tel. +45 32698849).

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