We’re Hiring: Human Rights Virtual Library Graduate Research Assistants

The Pozen Center is launching a new project: a virtual human rights library, the first to focus on approaches from the social sciences and the humanities. We are looking for two advanced doctoral students to work on this project. To apply, please log into GRAD Gargoyle and search for Job ID 67367.
Human Rights Virtual Library Graduate Research Assistant(s)
The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights seeks two graduate students—drawn from social sciences and the humanities—to assist in assembling and curating the first major virtual human rights library in the humanities and the social sciences. Working together with Pozen Center Executive Director Kathleen Cavanaugh and Faculty Director Mark Bradley, the students will be responsible for researching and collating seminal literatures, as well as other relevant archival material, from each cognate field. Once assembled, the students will be responsible for grouping the materials, building a typology of materials that relate to human rights that will then be assembled in the virtual library housed on the Pozen Center’s website.  

More About the Project: The creation of a virtual human rights library will bring together the resources of various libraries and information services, both internal and external, to create an online resource dedicated to the study of human rights. While there are a number of online resources in the field of human rights, this curation is unique in its interdisciplinary concerns and its focus on writings/research from social sciences and the humanities as well as law. 

The underpinning of the project is simple. The study of human rights draws on scholarship from a number of different academic disciplines and for students and indeed the wider public. Knowing how to negotiate such a diverse and populated space can be a challenge. This project seeks to signpost critical (old and new) writings in the field of human rights so that when a student or faculty member asks; what is a must read when dealing with human rights and . . . [gender, policing, race, etc.] this virtual space will offer some direction. The library will provide a virtual warehouse of articles as well as links to (where available) books, pamphlets, newspapers, and historical documents as well as to other virtual libraries that are discipline based.

Qualifications and Details: Ideal candidates are advanced doctoral students in the social sciences and humanities with keen attention to detail and good organizational skills. A background in the study of human rights is preferred.

This position pays a $6,000 stipend for approximately 250 hours over Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a CV and a writing sample representing their academic work (e.g. seminar paper, journal article or dissertation chapter). Application deadline is September 1. To apply, students should log into GRAD Gargoyle and search for Job ID 67367.