Post-Doc on Business and Human Rights at UDEM

About Universidad de Monterrey

We are a higher-education institution of catholic inspiration, open to students and faculty of all creeds and backgrounds. The Universidad de Monterrey is notable for offering a unique Whole-Person Education Plan to each student; in accordance with their personal characteristics and professional interests so that they can fulfill their maximum potential in an environment of high academic rigor and an international vision.

At present, we have 14,000 students and we offer 46 undergraduate degree programs, 15 master degree programs, 13 graduate specialties, and 35 medical specialties.

UDEM’s School of Law and Social Sciences has four undergraduate and five postgraduate academic programs. On a national scale, 3 of these undergraduate programs are accredited by the Consejo de Acreditación y Certificación de Ciencias Sociales, A. C. (ACCECISO) and the Consejo para la Acreditación de la Enseñanza del Derecho, A. C. (CONAED). Moreover, all of its academic programs offer international experiences and five dual degree programs: 4 at the undergraduate level and 1 at the graduate level.

Post-Doc on Business and Human Rights

The School of Law and Social Sciences, through its Instituto de Derechos Humanos y Empresas (IDHE-UDEM), is currently offering a post-doctoral position with a specific focus on business and human rights. The selected person will join a team working on different research projects involving corporate regulation (both nationally and internationally), the link between climate change and corporate responsibility, mega-sporting events and its impact on human rights, and indigenous peoples’ rights in relation to extractive or development projects, as well as in multi-stakeholder capacity-building efforts. It is a paid full-time position for one year, with a possible extension for a second year.

Qualifications needed to apply for this position:

  • Ph.D. with a focus on human rights;
  • Law background;
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in other languages may be considered an asset;
  • Academic or professional experience on business and human rights;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Academic publications on human rights law; business and human rights-related topics will be considered an asset.

The succesful candidate is expected to:

  • Conduct research in the area of business and human rights;
  • Teach two undergraduate courses per year (one per semester);
  • Submit at least three papers to journals indexed on SCOPUS or JCR;
  • Have strong time management and organizational skills;
  • Collaborate with faculty and students within the University.

The successful candidate for this position must be a proficient researcher, able to work with a range of stakeholders on different aspects of business and human rights. She or he must have a good understanding of the different dynamics and trends ongoing in this field, and be able to produce research on how to move the status quo forward, as well as participate in capacity-building efforts with different parties.

Please send your cover letter with your resume.

How to apply for the Post-doc on business and human rights.

Deadline to apply is december 31, 2019.