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Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand: Annual Conference  3-5 December 2014

Public and/or Private Lives hosted TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland, Australia.

This three-day conference explores the increased reach of the law in our private lives in parallel with the devolution of many of the State’s public responsibilities, including some prison, health and education services, to the private sector. What are the consequences of this creep and retraction of law? Can the law ensure individual freedom and safeguard against abuse of power and injustice in both the private and public sphere? Can law create, or allow, new spaces for imagining the self as a productive public being? Through a series of expert panels, keynote addresses and workshops, participants will examine a number of sub themes with the aim of contributing to scholarship which answers these and other questions pursuant to this highly contemporary topic. Conference registration is open. If you wish to receive all the latest conference news and information click here to join our mailing list. We look forward to welcoming you to The University of Queensland for this notable event.

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Removal date 20 November 2014.

Critical Race Studies Symposium, October 2-4, 2014 Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cheryl Harris's Whiteness as Property at the Critical Race Studies Symposium, October 2-4, 2014.  In 1993, the Harvard Law Review published Cheryl Harris's now seminal article, Whiteness as Property.   Over the past two decades, the article has had tremendous impact inside and outside of legal academia, as well as within and beyond the borders of the United States. Broadly articulated, the purpose of this conference is to map and critically examine this impact. More precisely, the conference will explore the multiple trajectories along which Whiteness as Property has travelled and query whether and to what extent its conceptual framework has been re-constituted or re-articulated in the process.  Over two and a half days, the conference will reflect on the political, legal, and intellectual context out of which Whiteness as Property emerged, explore how, if at all, its theoretical arguments have been revised, interrogate the impact of Whiteness as Property  across academic disciplines, consider its relevance for a range of civil rights debates, as well as its implications globally, and examine the mobilization of the ideas in Whiteness as Property as pedagogy, legal practice, and social movement organizing.  Our hope is to foster a conversation not only about where Whiteness as Property has gone but also about where it might have traction and still needs to go.

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Call for articles in journal
Law, Religion and Disability
The relationship of law, religion and disability is complex, emerging and still in development as a research area.  Scholarship on religion and disability has included feminist reflections regarding religion and disability (e.g. Minister 2013) and analysis of the physical isolation that can result in congregations where accommodations are made but without reflection on the communal aspects of integration (Eiesland 1994).  Further, health care providers working with disabled individuals negotiate and navigate their own religious identities in their professional sphere (Bray, Egan and Beagan 2012).  Legal advancement within the disability movement has produced results such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  Public and policy challenges remain highly contested and disability advocates reflect on the limitations of existing policy as well as the challenge of the application of these policies (e.g. Prince 2012; Johner 2013).   

We are seeking articles that articulate the diverse perspectives of disability studies as it relates both to law and religion.  There are multiple ways the religion, law and disability intersect with one another.  The special issue intends to explore overlapping themes in dialogue to reflect on the current discourse about disability, disabled identities and its interconnections with law and religion.


Deadline/removal date: September 30, 2014

Call for Papers - Conference on Grasping 'Everyday Justice': An Ethnographic Approach 

6 - 7 February 2015 
Hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK

Just as the effects of the law do not belong to any specific institutional space or domain, but manifest themselves in everyday life, so too does justice permeate the everyday (e.g., Merry 1990; Greenhouse, Yngvesson, & Engel 1994; Ewick & Silbey 1998; Sarat & Kearns 2009). Justice is woven into the fabric of everyday existence at different levels and in manifold ways. People understand, perceive, receive, experience and accomplish justice in many forms, either by themselves or through the mediation of other actors. Justice is plural in its meanings and expressions, while regimes of justice range in scale from family arbitration and indigenous forms of justice, to the International Criminal Court. It therefore seems inevitable that justice will remain both a familiar ideal or norm, and a difficult concept to specify. 

This conference aims to generate a cumulative account of the 'everyday nature of justice'. We invite theoretically grounded papers offering ethnographic insights into the plural nature of 'everyday justice' across the globe. By bringing together scholars whose work teases out the multiple locations and layers of 'everyday justices', our goal is to spotlight the process of everyday justice formation in all its ambiguity, complexity and plurality. In soliciting work at the junction of 'justice' and the 'everyday', we intend to provoke a reconceptualization of justice across multiple settings, one that brings a wider and more plural range of scholarship to bear on currently intractable social conflicts.

Further information can be found at Deadline is October 24, 2014

RCSL 2015 Meeting in Brazil RCSL Annual Meeting will be held in Canoas, Brazil, on May 5 to 8, 2015, in collaboration with ABraSD (Associação Brasileira de Pesquisqdores em Sociologia do Direito [Brazilian Association of Researchers in the Sociology of Law]). The general theme is “Sociology of Law on the Move: Perspectives from Latin America” but there are also WG and Independent Sessions. Registration without immediate payment and submission of paper proposal began on September 2, 2014:

Submission deadline is January 10, 2015

Positions and Fellowships

School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research.  The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology.  It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application, and must commit to the full academic year.  Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2015-2016 the focus will be Borders and Boundaries.  The application deadline is November 1, 2014.  Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at

Fully Funded Fellowships at the House of Legal Psychology Within the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Legal Psychology, we have several fully funded PhD positions in the domain of legal psychology available as of September 2015 in Maastricht (NL), Gothenburg (SE), and Portsmouth (UK). We are looking for applicants from non-EU countries (who have not spent 12 months within the EU in the past 5 years, e.g. for work of doing a Master). No tuition fee applies.

The program provides a unique opportunity for starting a career in Psychology and Law, with ideal conditions for conducting and learning about research while working with experts in the field. The structure of the program additionally provides excellent opportunities for networking and establishing oneself in the field.

Funding: Students receive a salary or scholarship for three years and a lump sum mobility contingency of roughly 7,500 EUR is awarded to non-EU candidates.

Who can apply? Candidates who have a two-year Master's degree can apply for all projects. Candidates with a one-year Master's degree or a four-year Bachelor of Science degree (honors degree) can apply for all projects that do not involve Gothenburg. Candidates with a different four-year degree that is equivalent to one of the afore mentioned should contact Chantal Meertens to check their eligibility (

The program, which is conducted entirely in English, also offers a unique opportunity to study at two high-profile European institutions and graduate with a joint or dual PhD award. All institutions in the program offer high caliber educational and training opportunities for graduate students and the program has been formulated by research leaders in the field.

How to apply? Full details of research topics and application details can be found on The next deadline for applications is 15 December 2014.

Contact: Chantal Meertens, Program Secretary, Phone: +31 43 38 83 466

More information can be found on
removal date: December 2nd. 2014

Tenure-track position in Public Law/Law & Society at the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice at the California State University, Fullerton The Division of Politics, Administration and Justice at the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is seeking a tenure-track colleague in Public Law/Law & Society. We welcome applications from candidates from all areas of specialization within Public Law/Law & Society. Thematically, are particularly interested in reviewing application materials from individuals whose teaching and research speak to: gender, race, law, inequality, and subordinated identities; culture, ancestry & political status; and international perspectives (e.g. global human rights); religion, sexual and gender identity. We welcome applications from all methodological traditions but prefer candidates who are experienced and open to a mix of quantitative, qualitative, and interdisciplinary methodologies.

More information at

Deadline for applications is October 1, 2014.

Tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Media and Global Affairs at Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Digital Media and Global Affairs. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015. 

Applicants must have a date of appointment or shortly thereafter.  Applicants must have innovative research programs and teaching interests in global security, with a particular emphasis on cyber security, and interest or proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary research teams from across engineering and social sciences. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. The School is seeking candidates whose work engages with policy, with a deep understanding of new tools and techniques (such as data mining, analytics and crowd sourcing) and their impact on global security. Applicants must have an excellent theoretical knowledge of the core literature in their disciplines as well as superior research and teaching abilities. The Munk School of Global Affairs is also home to the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights, and we welcome applicants whose research integrates with the Citizen Lab’s resources and global network. 

The successful candidate will be fully appointed in the professional Master of Global Affairs (MGA) program at the Munk School, and will be expected to contribute to the core teaching needs of the program. The Master of Global Affairs degree at the Munk School is an exciting, new professional graduate degree designed to equip students with knowledge and skills for careers in government and international institutions, the private sector, and NGOs.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:  Job# 1401282. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact  Submission guidelines can be found at:  We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF format. In addition to the online submission, applicants must also arrange for at least three referees to e-mail letters (PDF format, signed, on letterhead) directly to the department via email to the attention of Professor Janice Stein, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, care of Sarah Namer at . Letters must ARRIVE by the closing date, October 10, 2014. At least one of the three letters should comment on the candidate’s teaching.
For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit us at: 
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015. Applicants will contribute primarily to the Criminology and Law Studies major and should be prepared to teach US Criminal Court Process, Introduction to Criminology and other courses in the Criminology and Law Studies major related to the area of research interest. Research specialization open. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a clear research agenda.  Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, or related field required by time of appointment.  Applicants with a Ph.D. and J.D. or LL.M. are a plus. The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences offers undergraduate majors in Anthropology, Criminology and Law Studies, Social Welfare and Justice, and Sociology.  The department is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship.  Please visit the department web site: .  Marquette University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.  Members of racial/ethnic minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  The campus is located near downtown Milwaukee in a racially diverse area with convenient access to national, state, and local government agencies, and many private institutions and non-profit organizations.  Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Please note: All applicants must apply online. Use the following links to Marquette's department of Human Resources to apply: Please contact department chair Jane Peterson by email at for questions.

Department of Criminology, Law and Society
George Mason University

Two Assistant Professor Tenure Track Positions

The Department of Criminology, Law and Society invites applicants for two full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to start August 2015.  We are seeking individuals with active research agendas in any area of criminology, criminal justice, and law and society.  Priority areas for our department include law and society, juvenile justice, and advanced statistical methods.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. More information and the application requirements can be found at

Removal date: February 1, 2015

Rice University Postdoctoral Fellowship Rice University’s Humanities Research Center seeks a one-year postdoctoral fellow for the 2014-15 John E. Sawyer Seminar on “Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics.”  This multi-disciplinary collaboration will explore, critique and experience digital knowledge platforms (e-learning, publishing, collaborative research, crowdsourced, etc.).  Fellows receive $50,000 salary, benefits, and a research/relocation allowance to teach an undergraduate course, give research presentations at Rice, and actively participate in the Seminar. Candidates should have received the PhD between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015. For details and to apply, please visit:

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Legal Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Two Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Positions
The interdisciplinary Legal Studies Program of the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level expected to start on September 1, 2015. We welcome applications from scholars studying a wide range of law and society topics, including, but not limited to, comparative, American, and global legal systems; crime, law, and society; dispute mechanisms; identity and law; judicial politics and behavior; legal and social mobilization; legal consciousness; and other interdisciplinary areas of study. The successful candidate should exhibit significant promise in scholarly publishing, a strong commitment to teaching, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual growth of the Legal Studies Program. The capacity to secure extramural funding will be looked upon favorably. Applicants must have earned a PhD in political science or a closely related social science discipline by the starting date of the appointment.

Legal Studies at UMass is the oldest undergraduate liberal arts program for the study of law and society in the country, and the only one in New England at a public university. The Program is housed in the Department of Political Science and maintains its own undergraduate major. The expanding Legal Studies Program is a center for ambitious intellectual activity and research that addresses important questions about the place of law in societies around the world while helping to produce the next generation of social science law and society scholars. The Department of Political Science is committed to teaching and research that crosses traditional disciplinary and sub-field boundaries and engages a broad range of methodological approaches. This search continues the Department’s efforts to add to the strength of its diverse and growing faculty.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, up to three samples of written work, evidence of quality teaching (such as summaries of teaching evaluations and/or a teaching statement) and contact information for at least three reference writers who are willing to submit letters upon request through the Interview Exchange online applications system: .  Applicants are required to apply through Interview Exchange, unless unable to do so because of lack of computer access or disability. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Professor Paul Collins, the Director of Legal Studies, at Review of applications begins on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and its departments and programs value diversity of faculty, students and curriculum as a key component of academic excellence. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

Tenure-Track Position in Public Affairs/Criminal Justice at San Diego State University The Program in Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University is seeking an assistant professor tenure-track faculty member for a Fall 2015 appointment. The position requires expertise to teach courses in quantitative research methods and statistics to undergraduate and graduate programs in criminal justice and public administration.  Some interest in teaching online and distance courses is desirable. In order to complement and enhance the School’s goal of interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, it is highly desirable for successful candidates to have the ability to teach/conduct research in one or more of the following areas: policing, courts or corrections; network analysis, GIS, crime mapping, cultural criminology, and comparative criminal justice. Critical perspectives are encouraged.  A doctoral degree in criminology or criminal justice, or a related field is required.  Application review begins October 15, 2014.  For a more detailed description of the position announcement go to the SDSU job site:

Please submit hard copies of your curriculum vita, teaching effectiveness, writing samples and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Paul Kaplan, Chair, Recruitment Committee, Position in Public Affairs/Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs, San Diego, State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4505

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society at University of California, Irvine Beginning in 2015, UC Irvine supports a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society.  This Postdoctoral Fellow is selected from the pool of applicants who identified mentors in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society at UC Irvine and submitted their applications to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Criteria: Candidates who will contribute to diversity in higher education through their teaching, research or service and who will have a doctorate awarded by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2015

Due Date: November 1, 2014

The Program: The UCI Chancellor's  Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Criminology, Law & Society offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars in the field whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education for women and minorities, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Award and Tenure: The awards will be made to an applicant who shows promise for tenure-track appointment at the University of California. The Fellowship will be for up to two academic years, in residence at the Irvine campus. Each award is for a 12-month period in residence, renewable for one year upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events, and subject to state budgetary considerations. There will be one UCI Chancellor'sPostdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society at a time; therefore, applicants will be considered every other year.

Salary: The award provides an annual salary of $42,000. The award also includes health insurance, vision and dental benefits, four weeks paid time off and up to $5,000 for research-related and program expenses.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and must receive a doctorate by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2015.

Application Process: All applicants for the UCI Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society Program should submit their application to the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The mentor’s letter should address the applicant’s potential for appointment at University of California. Applications must be completed online by November 1. Awards will be announced in March.

Soros Justice Fellowships - Open Society Foundations The Soros Justice Fellowships annually funds 14 – 18 outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. This year, fellowship applications are due on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. 

Fellows receive funding through the following two categories:
Advocacy:  For lawyers, advocates, grassroots organizers, researchers, and others with unique perspectives to undertake full-time criminal justice reform projects at the local, state, and national levels. Projects may range from litigation to public education to coalition-building to grassroots mobilization to policy-driven research.  Advocacy Fellowships are 18 months in duration, may be undertaken in conjunction with a host organization, and can begin in the spring or fall of 2015.  Advocacy Fellowships come with a stipend of $75,000 – $105,000 (plus eligible for additional funds for health insurance, loan repayment assistance, and professional development).
Media:  For writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinctive voices proposing to complete media projects that engage and inform, spur debate and conversation, and catalyze change on important U.S. criminal justice issues. The Media Fellowships aim to mitigate the time, space, and market constraints that often discourage individuals from pursuing vital but marginalized, controversial, or unpopular topics in comprehensive and creative ways. Media Fellowships are 12 months in duration, and fellows are expected to make their projects their full-time work during the term of the fellowship. Projects can begin in either the spring or fall of 2015.  Media Fellowships come with a stipend of $50,000 – $70,000 (plus eligible for additional funds for health insurance and project expenses).

For further information and links to our guidelines and online application, go to  
Questions?  Email

Associate or Full Professor in Contemporary Race and Ethnicity Studies
Dartmouth College, Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS)
The program in African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College seeks to hire a social scientist working in the field of Contemporary Race and Ethnicity Studies, at the senior level. We have particular interest in someone whose scholarship concerns South America or Africa, but we are open to work on other regions in the African Diaspora.  Specific disciplines of interest to us include anthropology, economics, geography, legal studies, political science, psychology, or public policy. We welcome applicants whose approach incorporates inequalities, social change, or human rights. In the fall of 2015, AAAS will launch a new foreign study program to Ghana, adding to our existing strengths in transnational and interdisciplinary studies. The appointment will be made in the AAAS program, but the successful candidate will find colleagues in a variety of departments and programs in the College.

Minimum requirements: Ph.D. and at least six years of teaching experience, with appropriate peer-reviewed publications for the rank of tenured associate or full professor.

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interests and of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation and sample of published work to by November 10th, 2014.

Dartmouth College is an AA/EO employer, and the Department particularly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Law, Societies and Justice Program at the University of Washington seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor Socio-legal approaches to inequality. The Law, Societies, and Justice Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with a teaching and research emphasis on socio-legal approaches to the dynamics of inequality. Preference will be given to candidates who examine inequality globally or internationally, and who adopt a comparative perspective. We are open to a range of more specific empirical foci studied in a range of geographic locales, but are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one of the areas of: gender/sexuality; health and medicine; environment/sustainability; migration; poverty; race/ethnicity; and disability studies. The Program seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to building a more inclusive faculty and students. The successful candidate will possess either a 100 percent appointment in Law, Societies, and Justice, or a joint appointment with another unit in the social sciences. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in a relevant social science discipline prior to the appointment start date. This position has a 9-month service period.

Law, Societies, and Justice offers an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree, and a graduate-level certificate program for students with research interests in socio-legal studies. Its faculty are trained across the social sciences, and most possess a joint appointment with another unit. The successful candidate will be required to teach an introductory-level course on comparative law, and to develop a suite of upper level courses commensurate with the candidate’s expertise.

Applications should include a current CV, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, samples of publications or other work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Candidate materials should be electronically submitted to with which letters will be solicited for separate submission. Priority will be given to applications received before October 1, 2014. Questions about the application process should be directed to: Professor Katherine Beckett, Search Committee Chair;

The University of Washington seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of Washington, to maintain the excellence of the UW, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

Removal date 1/1/15

Full-time, tenure-track positions in the Department of Politics at Drexel University The Department of Politics at Drexel University invites applications for at least one, and possibly two, full-time, tenure-track positions, beginning September 1, 2015. Positions are subject to final budgetary approval. The Department will consider applications primarily at the Assistant Professor rank. Since 2011, the Political Science program has added four new faculty as well as made a continuing commitment to post-doctoral fellowships in the area of International Law and Organizations. The current positions mark the next stage in the ongoing expansion of the research potential of Political Science at Drexel University.

We seek candidates who add to one of our two existing research clusters: 1) International Law and Organizations; 2) Social Movements and Contentious Politics. A candidate will be viewed more favorably in International Law and Organizations if the research is focused specifically on human rights, international law, and/or international organizations; and in Social Movements and Contentious Politics, if the research is focused on climate change politics and/or environmental governance. Successful candidates will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda with a teaching load designed to assist this goal.  They should also be able to contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curricula. We are especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity of the academic community.

Please apply online at: --  using Department Code #3649. Only electronically submitted applications will be considered. Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) the names and email addresses only of at least three references. Please do NOT send letters of reference – they will be requested from short-listed candidates at a later date. For candidates at the Assistant Professor level, all requirements for the PhD must be completed by September 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015. Questions should be addressed to: Prof. Scott Barclay at

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to fill three tenure-track positions The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to fill two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank and one position at either the tenure-track Assistant Professor rank or tenured Associate Professor rank (tenure contingent on Board of Regents Approval) beginning Fall 2015.  Area of research specialization is open; however, those with interests in community oriented policing, corrections, family justice, domestic violence, disparities in arrest/sentencing, disproportionate minority contact, and cybersecurity and analytics are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related field by the time of appointment, along with demonstrated excellence in scholarly research, grant acquisition, effective teaching, and service.  Teaching expectations are commensurate with Research I institutions. UTSA continues to move toward Research I status and currently enrolls approximately 30,000 students.  The Department is housed within the College of Public Policy on UTSA’s Downtown campus, which is situated in the heart of San Antonio. The Department currently offers a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a M.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology.  For further information about the Department, please visit our website:

Applicants should submit by mail: (1) a letter describing research and teaching interests and position applying for, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) 1-3 examples of published scholarly work, and (4) names and contact information of three references whom we may contact.

Send all application materials to:
Rob Tillyer, Ph.D.
Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Texas at San Antonio
501 W.  César E. Chávez Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78207

Removal date: October 31, 2014.

Tenured-level Position in American Politics and Law at UC Santa Cruz The Department of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in American Politics and Law, at the tenured level of Associate or Full Professor. The Department especially welcomes candidates whose historically-informed research and teaching combines public law and public policy with one or more of the following: gender, race, social movements, and social justice. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching contribute to the study of American political development. 

In addition, the successful candidate will be Director of the Legal Studies Program. The Legal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, administrated by the Politics Department, that seeks to integrate the study of law and legal issues through the contributions of such fields as Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Feminist Studies, and Environmental Studies. 

More information:

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014. 

Tenure-track Assistant Professor at Interdisciplinary Department of Legal Studies in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). The Interdisciplinary Department of Legal Studies in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) seeks applications at the tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level with expertise in legal research, writing and analysis.  In addition to teaching legal research, writing and analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the candidate will be expected to offer courses that contribute to the law and society curriculum offered by the department.  The position will begin August 16, 2015. 

Candidates must hold a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school, with the preferred candidate holding both a J.D. and a Ph.D. in a related discipline. The candidate must be willing to work as a member of a collegial, interdisciplinary faculty and be interested in teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in both on campus and online formats. Teaching experience at the college or university level is required; prior online teaching experience is a plus. Candidates should be able to demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. For full information about the UIS Legal Studies Department, please visit:

You may see the official job posting, and apply for the position, at .  
For full consideration, please apply by October 12, 2014.

University of California Santa Cruz - Associate or Full Professor, American Politics and Law The Department of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in American Politics and Law, at the tenured level of Associate or Full Professor.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Political Science or related field. Demonstrated record of research and peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated record of university teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels, demonstrated record of administrative service.

Apply at Refer to Position #JPF00148-15 in all correspondence.
This position is open until filled. EOE

Removal date: 12/31/2014

Criminal Justice Research Analysts (2 positions) Wisconsin Department of Justice is seeking two (2) experienced Criminal Justice Research Analysts to join the Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis (BJIA).  The BJIA serves as the primary source of research and analysis capabilities within the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  This advanced level position, working under general supervision of the Director of the Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis (BJIA), Division of Law Enforcement Services, primarily provides expert guidance, direction, and coordination of various research and evaluation efforts for the DOJ.  This position is responsible for independently coordinating and conducting various aspects of assigned program evaluation and research projects under the general direction of the Bureau Director.  These responsibilities involve providing input into research design and methodology, developing data collection instruments, accessing secondary data, and determining the statistical analysis techniques to be utilized to meet a given need.  This position is directly involved in both primary and secondary data collection and data quality control, as well as utilizing both basic and complex statistical techniques to analyze large datasets. Reviewing existing literature on a particular topic to support the development of the research or evaluation design and writing of research reports.


Deadline: September 26, 2014