The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) is a university-wide center that reports directly to the President of Fordham University. By incorporating the academic rigor and intellectual standard of Fordham University with the experience and expertise of humanitarian aid and development agencies in the field, we endeavor to advance the methods and framework by which humanitarian workers operate. As such, we serve as a unique bridge between academia and humanitarian efforts worldwide.
Our mission is to train and educate current and future aid workers at local, regional, national, and international levels. We accomplish this through undergraduate and graduate programs that equip individuals with the tools needed to respond thoughtfully and effectively in times of crisis, conflict, and disaster. We also publish on a wide range of humanitarian topics and regularly host events that further create an increased understanding of global humanitarian crises through critical analysis and shared experiential knowledge.
The Institute invites applications for a renewable grant funded non-tenure track teaching Fellowship, the Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow (HHSF) at Fordham University.
- Participates in the development, management, and implementation of the Institute’s academic and training programs, with specific responsibilities for teaching and coordinating the academic aspects of the Institute’s undergraduate and graduate curricula at Fordham University.
- Serves as instructor of record for six courses per academic year (generally 3 in fall, 3 in spring) for the Institute’s undergraduate major and potentially the anticipated M.S. program.
- Coordinates with University faculty contributing to the Institute’s undergraduate and graduate curricular programs on annual course scheduling.
- Manages undergraduate major and senior thesis advising, in tandem with University faculty contributing to the Institute’s undergraduate and graduate curricular programs.
- May, in the course of his/her work, explore and develop partnerships with the United Nations, with other organizations, and with other agencies interested in humanitarian affairs.
- Works to continue the vision of the Institute’s founders that the multi-disciplinary field of humanitarian assistance must be professionalized and its global impact expanded.
- Represents the Institute’s undergraduate curricular programs via the University College Council.
- Represents the Institute at symposia or meetings (e.g. within Fordham, locally, nationally, or internationally) as needed.
- Ph.D. or highest terminal degree in a subject relevant to humanitarian action preferred.
- The ideal candidate should have significant relevant experience in both an academic setting and in the humanitarian field.
- The ideal candidate will be thoroughly familiar with the roles of existing major players in humanitarian work, including the United Nations, relevant governmental agencies, and nongovernmental organizations and academic institutions.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
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