Following a generous gift from the Nussia & André Aisenstadt Foundation, the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is now opening this call for applications for a Nussia & André Aisenstadt Student Research Fellow.
Job Description – The Aisenstadt Fellow will provide assistance to the CHRLP to further its mandate as a centre for research and action on human rights and legal pluralism.
The Fellow will be involved in current Centre projects such as the compilation and editing of a collection, Dialogues on Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, the development of clinical legal education programs, and research projects on dignity and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and human rights in Latin America.
The Fellow will help to develop seminar series and conferences for the forthcoming academic year. A portion of the work will be administrative in nature.
Duration – The Fellow will be asked to work for a period of 10-12 weeks on a full-time basis between May and August.
Salary – In accordance with current Faculty standards for research assistants.
Criteria – The Fellow will be selected on the basis of knowledge and commitment to human rights (please indicate relevant course work, activities, and professional experiences); research experience; demonstration of initiative, dynamism, and ability to work independently; writing, research and organizational skills.
Eligibility – Current students of any nationality registered in McGill's BCL/LLB, LLM or DCL programs may apply for this position.
Application Process – Applications consist of a cover letter and a CV. Applications may be in French or English. Applications should be submitted in hard copy to the CHRLP mailbox in Old Chancellor Day Hall.
Deadline – Applications must be received by 12 February 2010 at 3pm.
Process – Applications should be submitted in hard copy to the CHRLP mailbox in Old Chancellor Day Hall. The envelope should be marked “Aisenstadt Fellow Application.”
Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. For further information, contact Nandini.Ramanujam [at] mcgill.ca (Nandini Ramanujam), Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.