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Small Grant from UCLA UCLA Law School is pleased to announce a new Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program ($1,000 – $4,500) designed to advance academic scholarship in diverse fields to support law and policy reform to benefit animals. Our grant proposal period is currently open and ends on October 15th for this funding cycle. For more information, please visit: http://law.ucla.edu/centers/social-policy/animal-law-grants-program.

"Death in Punishment' conference Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 October 2017 at
Bartolomé House, Winter Street, Sheffield, UK
Book now to secure your place for the forthcoming Death in Punishment conference. This two day interdisciplinary, international conference will consider theoretical and practical issues relating to deaths in prison, probation and police custody. It will be particularly relevant to scholars and practitioners from criminology, law, health, politics and social policy.

Further information and booking:  https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/law/research/clusters/ccr/conferences/death_in_punishment

Removal date: 20th October 2017.


2018 Harvard IGLP Scholars Workshop January 7-11, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand The 2018 Harvard IGLP Scholars Workshop, organized in collaboration with and hosted by the Thailand Institute of Justice, will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, January 7-11, 2018. The Workshop is an intensive, regionally-focused residential program for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty of law and policy from around the world. Through peer-to-peer collaboration, intensive mentoring and cross-training, the Workshop aims to strengthen the next generation of scholars as they develop innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy, social justice and governance. The 2018 IGLP Scholars Workshop will focus on the important legal and political choices embedded in policy debate on issues facing Asia and the world, while offering unparalleled  opportunities to strengthen participants’ writing and research. The IGLP Workshop offers a unique scholarly format. The week features a stimulating series of plenaries, lectures, and networking opportunities, alongside innovative mini-courses on contemporary issues of law and policy. We encourage applications from young scholars across Asia and worldwide who would benefit from intensive collaboration with colleagues from across Asia and IGLP’s junior and senior faculty. The core Workshop experience offers the opportunity to engaged in peer-to-peer mentoring and cross-collaboration with global colleagues while strengthening and further developing an unfinished research project in our signature Writing Workshops. These workshops are organized to promote learning from others working on similar projects as well as to promote cross training by engaging with projects different from one’s own. 

Interested scholars for The IGLP Scholars Workshop are encouraged to apply via the IGLP website. Applications are due Friday, September 22, 2017.

Civil Rights in the 21st Century – inaugural Univ. of California public service law conference – Sept. 23-24 in Los Angeles In partnership with the University of California Office of the President, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), Berkeley School of Law, UCLA School of Law, UC Davis School of Law, and UC Irvine School of Law, UC’s inaugural public service law conference will bring together more than 500 law students, faculty members, lawyers, and nonprofit professionals committed to advancing civil rights and the public good. Panels and speeches will focus on the people, organizations, and systems working on vital issues such as immigration, homelessness, police accountability, water rights, and veterans’ issues during a day-and-a-half long conference.

Keynote speakers and panelists include: Janet Napolitano, UC President; Peter Neufeld, Co-Founder of the Innocence Project; Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director at the National Immigration Law Center; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean at UC Berkeley School of Law; Jennifer Mnookin, Dean at UCLA School of Law; Kevin Johnson, Dean at UC Davis School of Law; L. Song Richardson, Interim Dean at UC Irvine School of Law; and more.

Registration is $150 and includes a lunch and evening reception on the first day with speakers and sponsors, breakfast on the second day, and all CLE costs (if applicable).

Further information and booking: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/initiative/student-opportunity/civil-rights-21st-century

Removal date: 25 September 2017

 


Call for Conference Papers

Call for papers: The Use of Law by Social Movements and Civil Society in Brussels on 22 and 23 March 2018. This international and interdisciplinary symposium is organized by the Concerted Research Action on « Strategic Litigation » (Université Libre de Bruxelles and Université catholique de Louvain) and the International Sociology Association Research Committee 47 'Social Movements'. It will be held in Brussels on 22 and 23 March 2018. Keynote speakers include Michael McCann (University of Washington), Boaventura de Sousa Santos (University of Coimbra); Liora Israël (EHESS, Paris); Shalini Randeria (IWM, Vienna) and Bruno Frère (University of Liège). Proposals of max. 500 words should be submitted in English or in French by October 1st, 2017 to arc-strategic-litigation@ulb.ac.be. Details on the symposium can be found here.

Removal: October 1st, 2017


Empirical Legal Studies Replication Conference to be held on Friday April 27, 2018, in Claremont, California. Claremont McKenna College’s Program on Empirical Legal Studies (PELS) is pleased to announce the inaugural Empirical Legal Studies Replication Conference to be held on Friday April 27, 2018, in Claremont, California.

There is a growing awareness of the importance of replication in the empirical social sciences. The creation of data repositories for published articles and the publishing of research protocols prior to estimation are becoming increasingly common (and even expected). Nevertheless replication studies remain extremely difficult to publish in scholarly journals. To advance and encourage replication studies in empirical legal studies, PELS is hosting this replication conference and papers accepted to the conference will be published in a special section of the International Review of Law and Economics.
We are currently soliciting proposals that detail a plan to replicate an important study in law and economics/empirical legal studies. Although we welcome submissions generally, we strongly encourage proposals from teams consisting of a faculty member and one or more graduate students, in recognition of the fact that replication studies are also an excellent form of pedagogy.

Proposals should be 4-5 pages in length and must include details on how the authors propose to proceed, including a plain for obtaining the data necessary for the replication (e.g., is the data publically available, or has the author of the study to be replicated provided them the data?). We would also welcome (but do not require) additional details on ways the authors might plan to extend the study (e.g., by conducting the original estimation using different time periods, different jurisdictions, or other estimation techniques). Proposed replication studies will be judged on how important the paper is to law and economics/empirical legal studies and the tractability of the proposed replication.

Authors of accepted proposals must commit to attending the conference. In general, graduate student authors will present their own papers, and their faculty co-authors will serve as discussants on another paper presented at the conference.

PELS will reimburse up to one graduate student and one faculty member for accommodations and reasonable travel costs. Please email inquiries and proposals to Eric Helland at ehelland@cmc.edu.

Deadline: October 15, 2017


2018 Law and Development Conference: “Law and Development: Theory and Practice,” Berlin, Germany, July 6, 2018 The 2018 Law and Development Conference, co-hosted by Humboldt University Faculty of Law, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, and the Law and Development Institute, commemorates the tenth anniversary of Law and Development Review (LDR), currently the only peer-reviewed academic journal in existence devoted to law and development studies. Law and development studies are at an important juncture. Although scholarship in law and development, which explores the relationship between law and social and economic progress, has evolved over the last four decades, this area of inquiry remains unfamiliar to many legal scholars, lawyers, and policy makers. Scholars have not yet been able to establish law and development as a robust and coherent academic field by developing a theory that systematically explains the interrelationship between law and development. This conference will explore possibilities for new breakthrough by examining current studies and considering new approaches on the following sub-topics:

Papers will be selected by blind peer-review. We ask all interested speakers to submit one-page paper abstracts by January 1, 2018.

Deadlines:
Abstract Submission: January 1, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: February 1, 2018
Final Selection of Speakers: February 15, 2018
Full Paper Submission: June 1, 2018

Selected papers will be published in Law and Development Review Special Issue in 2019. All speakers and participants are expected to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation during the conference. Please submit your abstract and conference inquiries to Law and Development Institute (Professor Y.S. Lee) by email at info@lawanddevelopment.net with a cc to Corinna Roudani, corinna.roudani@rewi.hu-berlin.de


Call for Papers - The American Psychological Association conference on Technology, Mind, and Society in Washington, D.C., on April 5-7, 2018. The American Psychological Association will hold an interdisciplinary conference on Technology, Mind, and Society in Washington, D.C., on April 5-7, 2018. Scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and students from around the world are invited to participate in the event.

The conference will provide a venue for reporting and assessing current efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology, for identifying priorities for future work, and for promoting exchange and collaboration among participants. The conference will feature four keynote speakers: Cynthia Breazeal (MIT), Justine Cassell (Carnegie Mellon), Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research), and Sandy Pentland (MIT).

APA invites you and your colleagues and students to submit papers, symposia, and posters for this conference, which will be organized around the following broad themes:

  • Basic research: How humans understand and use technology, impacts of technology on human experience and behavior, human-technology interactions as mutually adaptive systems, role of technology in advancing other areas of scientific research, and related topics.
  • Foundations of technology design: Development of technologies informed by psychological, behavioral, and social science research.
  • Applications: Development, use, and impact of specific technologies in domains such as aging, education, mental and physical health, recreation, and the workplace.
  • Broader implications: Ethical and policy questions concerning the opportunities and challenges arising from human-technology interactions.

The deadline for submissions is October 20, 2017. Submissions can be made here.


Call for papers - Voting: A History in Athens Ohio April 13-14 The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions, which has its home at Ohio University, invites paper proposals for a conference and subsequent edited volume on the global history of elections.

The conference organizers seek papers that explore the political, intellectual and cultural implications of voting across a variety of time periods and world regions. The conference organizers are especially interested in the differing global conceptualizations of voting; the origins of modern voting procedures; the ethical dimensions of voting; and the philosophical and political responses to voting’s spread across the world.

The conference will be held at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio (13–14 April 2018). James Ceaser (Virginia), Alex Keyssar (Harvard), Yascha Mounk (Harvard) and Hedwig Richter (Greifswald, Hamburg) will deliver plenary lectures.

The conference organizers welcome the work of advanced doctoral students and both young and established scholars in the fields of history, political science, law, economics, philosophy and other fields in which the history of elections is a topic of research.

Proposals should include a 500-word abstract, a brief curriculum vitae, and current contact information and should be sent by 8 November 2017, to the conference organizers.
Dr. Joshua Hill, Department of History, Ohio University (hillj6@ohio.edu)
Dr. Robert G. Ingram, Department of History, Ohio University (ingramr@ohio.edu)

Notifications will be sent by 1 December 2017.

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Call for proposals | SUAREZ IN LISBON 1617 - 2017 In the 400 years of Francisco Suárez’ death THD-ULisboa (Legal Theory and History Research Centre of the University of Lisbon) promotes the International Conference “SUÁREZ IN LISBON 1617-2017”, taking place at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon from 4 to 6 December 2017, dedicated to the Author’s work and its influence in European culture. We welcome papers covering multiple methodological and historiographical perspectives, from juridical to political thought, philosophy and theology. Proposals for individual 20-minute papers should include the title, 3 keywords and should be no longer than 300 words. A short CV of the speaker should also be added (name, institutional affiliations, major publications). Papers can be presented in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English. Please send your proposals by 30 October 2017 to thd@fd.ulisboa.pt. More information.

Deadline/ removal date: 15 November 2017


Positions and Fellowships

IAS/School of Social Science Fellowships 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. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2018-19 the focus will beCrisis and Critique. The application deadline is November 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at www.sss.ias.edu.

Tenure-Track Position in Political Theory & Legal Studies at UC Santa Cruz

The Politics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Political Theory in areas of non-Western political and legal thought. Recognizing that ‘non-Western’ is a contested concept, we are open with respect to geographical area; we are interested in scholarship that examines political and legal thought of subaltern, marginalized, or indigenous people from any geographic area (including e.g., African American political thought), as well as scholarship that examines the political and legal thought from the Global South (e.g., Islamic, East and/or South Asian thought). In relation to a focus on legal thought, the successful candidate’s work might engage social movements, decolonial struggles, political economy, gender and sexuality, race, sovereignty, and/or religion. We seek scholarship that contributes both to political theory and to legal studies through critical interpretive work with texts, archives, and/or ethnographic sources, drawing out the origins, diverse interpretations, and manifestations of legal thinking. We are interested both in scholarship that examines the politics of legal thinking, and/or that examines the intersections of political thought and the law. Candidates will be expected to teach in both the undergraduate Politics and Legal Studies majors, and the Politics Ph.D. program.

The deadline to apply is September 29, 2017. For more information, visit https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00458.

Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College Amherst College’s Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of global and/or post-colonial legality. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and religion.  We seek a colleague who has the scholarly expertise to understand the legal theories, practices, and histories that link disparate areas of the world. We are interested in candidates who conduct research into, for example, the afterlives of colonial legal regimes; or the shifting place and function of sovereignty in a globalizing world; or the ways in which various sorts of rights have been accepted, inflected, translated, and even violently rejected in different legal cultures; or the theory, practice, or history of institutions of global legality (such as the I.C.C., the E.U., the W.T.O., etc.). Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in the candidate’s area of specialization and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is interdisciplinary.  The position requires a Ph.D. or a J.D.  The start date for the position is July 1, 2018. Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/42527 a cover letter addressed to Professor Austin Sarat, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.


The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the academic year 2018/2019. The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic dialogues in the arts, humanities, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest scholarly merit. For 2018/2019, the Academy is also interested in considering projects that address the themes of migration and social integration, as well as questions of race in comparative perspective. For all projects, the Academy asks that candidates explain the relevance of a stay in Berlin to the development of their work.

Approximately 20 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included art historians, anthropologists, historians, musicologists, journalists, poets and writers, filmmakers, sociologists, legal scholars, economists, and public policy experts, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester. Bosch Fellowships in Public Policy may be awarded for shorter stays of six to eight weeks. Benefits include round-trip airfare, partial board, a $5,000 monthly stipend, and accommodations at the Academy’s lakeside Hans Arnhold Center in the Berlin-Wannsee district.

Fellowships are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Candidates working in other fields—such as journalism, film, law, or public policy—must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application. Please note that artists, composers, and poets are invitation-only competitions. Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. The 2018/2019 Berlin Prizes will be announced in late February 2018.

For further information and to apply online, please see
http://www.americanacademy.de/apply/apply-for-a-fellowship/

The deadline is Friday, September 29, 2017 (12 noon EST or 6 pm CET).


University of Oxford
Professorship of Socio-Legal Studies
in association with Wolfson College
The Professor of Socio-Legal Studies will provide academic leadership, engage in world-class research, supervise research students and contribute to teaching in the field of socio-legal studies, broadly defined. They will be expected to play a leading role in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in the Faculty. This appointment represents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to enhance Oxford’s reputation in this important field of scholarship. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of original research in the field of socio-legal studies, an excellent publication record indicating potential to produce further significant work of a recognised international quality, and strong intellectual leadership, teaching and administrative skills. 

For more details about the post and full application instructions, see https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=129448.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.  Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  Start date: as soon as possible. 

Deadline date: Midday on Friday 29 September 2017


Professor, Associate Professor and/or Assistant Professor, University of Maryland-College Park The Department invites applications for up to 3 tenure–track faculty positions to begin Fall 2018. The rank is open to Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor.

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland has a strong research orientation, with an award winning interdisciplinary faculty and an internationally renowned doctoral program.  Department faculty regularly consult with the highest level of government and nongovernment agencies on policy-based research at the national, state and local level. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.  The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is additionally committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

Applicants should apply electronically via https://ejobs.umd.edu.  Applications should include the following documents (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a teaching statement and (4) a list of names and e-mail addresses for three references. 

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Monday, October 2, 2017

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor position in Criminology and/or Socio-Legal Studies at University of California, Riverside The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor position in Criminology and/or Socio-Legal Studies, beginning July 1, 2018. Competitive candidates must use a sociological perspective and should demonstrate a strong record of publication and potential for teaching excellence. They will be expected to have research interests that overlap with one or more of the department’s other areas of emphasis, which will contribute to promoting a diverse and multicultural curriculum. Candidates with experience securing competitive grants and/or fellowships are encouraged to apply. The candidate selected for this position will be encouraged to establish cooperative research activities with other campus departments and/or professional schools, research centers and colleges across campus, and especially with the Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies. 

Assistant-level applicants must meet requirements for the PhD in Sociology or Criminology by the start of appointment July 1, 2018 and should apply at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00790

Associate-level applicants must have a PhD in Sociology or Criminology at the time of application and should apply at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00791

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2017 and may continue until the position(s) has been filled. Application materials received by October 2 will receive full consideration. 


Assistant/Associate Professor, Human Resource Management
Penn State, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University Park, PA

PSU Job 72361

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for up to two tenure-track or tenured faculty appointments at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin August 2018.  Applicants should have strong research and teaching interests in Human Resource Management.  Expertise in compensation and benefits or strategic human resource management would be considered an asset, as would the ability and willingness to teach research methods, statistics, and HR/business analytics.  Applicants from all HR-related areas of interest are encouraged to apply.  Applicants should possess a terminal degree (Ph.D. or J.D.) in a relevant discipline.  Candidates for the Assistant Professor rank must have completed all requirements for the terminal degree by the appointment date and possess significant research potential.  Candidates for the Associate Professor rank must have a strong research record; ability to secure external funding will also be considered for candidates at this rank.  The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a growing multidisciplinary program with strong residential B.A. and B.S. in Labor and Employment Relations (LER), M.S. in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and M.P.S. in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights (LGWR) programs.  We also offer several online undergraduate degrees, as well as the leading online HRER Masters program in the nation.  We value a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds relevant to understanding the dynamics involving employees and workers in organizational, societal, and global contexts and strive for a collaborative, respectful, and multi-disciplinary environment.  Penn State is regularly ranked among the top universities in the world.  The University Park campus is located in a beautiful setting in State College, PA which regularly appears on lists of the best college towns in the US.  It has a top-ranked school district and is also consistently ranked among the nation’s safest and most livable cities by a variety of organizations and publications.  Candidates must upload a letter of application indicating the position or positions for which they wish to be considered and a curriculum vita.  Additionally, all candidates should request letters from three references to be sent directly to Mark Ivicic, mci104@psu.edu.  

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/72361

Removal date: October 31, 2017


Assistant/Associate Professor, Labor and Employment Relations
Penn State, School of Labor and Employment Relations, University Park, PA

PSU Job 73262

The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for up to two tenure-track or tenured faculty appointments at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin August 2018.  While preference will be given to applicants with expertise in collective bargaining, labor law, or the American labor movement, all applicants with expertise on work and employment relations are encouraged to apply.  Ability and willingness to teach research methods or statistics would be considered an asset.  Applicants should possess a terminal degree (Ph.D. or J.D.) in a relevant discipline.  Candidates for the Assistant Professor rank must have completed all requirements for the terminal degree by the appointment date and possess significant research potential.  Candidates for the Associate Professor rank must have a strong research record; ability to secure external funding will also be considered for candidates at this rank.  The School of Labor and Employment Relations is a growing multidisciplinary program with strong residential B.A. and B.S. in Labor and Employment Relations (LER), M.S. in Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER), and M.P.S. in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights (LGWR) programs.  We also offer several online undergraduate degrees, as well as the leading online HRER Masters program in the nation.  We value a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds relevant to understanding the dynamics involving employees and workers in organizational, societal, and global contexts and strive for a collaborative, respectful, and multi-disciplinary environment.  Penn State is regularly ranked among the top universities in the world.  The University Park campus is located in a beautiful setting in State College, PA which regularly appears on lists of the best college towns in the US.  It has a top-ranked school district and is also consistently ranked among the nation’s safest and most livable cities by a variety of organizations and publications.  Candidates must upload a letter of application indicating the position or positions for which they wish to be considered and a curriculum vita.  Additionally, all candidates should request letters from three references to be sent directly to Mark Ivicic, mci104@psu.edu.  

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/72362

Removal date: October 31, 2017


Positions at the University of Oklahoma College of Law In its continuing, multi-year hiring initiative, the University of Oklahoma College of Law seeks both entry-level and pre-tenure lateral applicants for three full-time tenure-track positions to begin fall semester 2018. Successful applicants must have a J.D. or equivalent academic degree and strong academic credentials, and must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Curricular needs include Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility and Commercial Law. As an equal opportunity employer, OU Law encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would further diversify the faculty. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are likewise encouraged to apply.  Application review will begin immediately, but positions will remain open until filled. Please submit your applications to Melanie Tijerina, Faculty Support, ATTN: Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Rd., Norman, OK 73019 or mtijerina@ou.edu.

Removal date: December 31, 2017


Assistant Professor of Teaching of Criminology, Law & Society The Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine The Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching position, renewable and with the potential for tenure-like security.   This is a fulltime faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and University and public service. This position requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or of pedagogy. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is an Academic Senate position within the University of California, with benefits of Senate membership, including eligibility for UCI’s attractive faculty housing programs, medical and retirement benefits. Formally titled Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), the successful candidate will be appointed for two-year terms with merit salary increases and an evaluation for Security of Employment (analogous to tenure) within eight years (or less).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the department of Criminology, Law & Society. See: http://catalogue.uci.edu/schoolofsocialecology/departmentofcriminologylawandsociety/#undergraduatetext for more information. 

Applications will be accepted through the on-line Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03298. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2017 and will accepted until the position is filled. The position will begin July 1, 2018 (teaching duties will begin Fall 2018).

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or comparable advanced degree or JD with evidence of graduate-level social science training or research and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, evidence of outstanding teaching performance (including detailed syllabi for courses previously taught and teaching evaluations), and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. Letters of recommendation should address excellence in teaching. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities) should also be included in the application materials. Optionally, individuals may provide ‘other’ evidence of excellence in teaching such as peer reviews, teaching portfolios and pedagogical training  

Please direct questions about this position to Professor Elliot Currie at ecurrie@uci.edu.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.


Tenure-track at the University of Akron School of Law The University of Akron School of Law anticipates hiring a tenure-track or tenured faculty member with a focus in the area of international and comparative law to begin teaching in Fall 2018.  We seek a candidate demonstrating general international law expertise with a preference for private international law, including but not limited to international business transactions, international trade, and/or international commercial arbitration.  Both entry-level and lateral candidates are encouraged to apply.  The appointment may include opportunities for administrative leadership overseeing study abroad programs, programs for foreign lawyers, and other international programs.  The committee is interested in candidates with scholarly distinction or great promise as demonstrated by strong early scholarship and a thoughtful agenda for future work, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching. 

The University of Akron School of Law is a public, mid-size law school of approximately 500 students located in the Akron/Cleveland metropolitan area.  With a new building, a new dean, and strong enrollments, Akron Law provides an energized community and faculty environment.  The School of Law has a strong tradition of teaching and offers students low tuition, a commitment to student success, strong job placement, award-winning clinical programs, a national trial team program, and unique mentorship with the local and regional bars.  It has research centers in Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility.  Akron Law has recently enhanced its international initiatives including new collaborative relationships with universities in Asia, an accelerated juris doctor program for international students, visiting international scholars, and a four-week, three-city, two-country study abroad program in Japan and South Korea.  In addition, the larger University has been expanding international initiatives and programming.  

The University of Akron is a public research university of 25,000 students, with a national reputation in polymer science, engineering, and business in addition to law.  It is centered in Akron, Ohio, a city with a population of 200,000, known for its low cost of living and high quality of life, its surrounding natural beauty including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, its history of industrial innovation, and its multitude of cultural, artistic, athletic, and recreational opportunities.For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:  http://www.uakron.edu/jobs.  Job ID# 9816. 

Removal date: November 15, 2017


Three tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank at the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to fill three tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank beginning Fall 2018.  Area of research specialization is open; however, those with interests in corrections, juvenile justice, quantitative methods and analysis, disparities in the criminal justice system, and/or violence are especially 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, effective teaching, commitment to service, and the promise of excellence in grant acquisition. Teaching and research expectations are commensurate with Research I institutions.

UTSA is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that 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 to a growing population of more than 800 undergraduate and 60 graduate students.  For further information about the Department, please visit our website:   http://copp.utsa.edu/department/category/criminal-justice/.

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

All materials must be submitted through: https://jobs.utsa.edu
When entering the portal, click on the “Faculty” tab to find the position announcement.

All questions regarding these positions should be directed to:
Richard Hartley, Ph.D.
Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee
Department of Criminal Justice
Richard.Hartley@utsa.edu
210-458-2759

For questions concerning the submission of materials, please contact:
Cammie Diaz
Senior Administrative Associate
Department of Criminal Justice, University of Texas at San Antonio
Cammie.Diaz@utsa.edu
210-458-2679

Review of applications begins October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


Teacher-scholar at Drake University Law, Politics, and Society at Drake University seeks a teacher-scholar doing interdisciplinary sociolegal scholarship focusing on global legal studies, human rights, science/technology, or practices of the legal profession.  Successful candidates will teach upper and lower division electives in their areas of expertise, and contribute to major requirements. We especially seek a candidate who contributes to excellent education for diverse student populations, and desire to be active member of a department with strong commitments to university service.  3:3 teaching load; strong support for research and professional development.  Submit detailed cover letter, c.v., and the names of three references, here,  by October 1.

Removal date: October 15


Two positions in the field of law and society at Purdue University The Department of Sociology invites applications for two positions in the field of law and society, broadly construed to include criminology, criminal justice, and sociology of law. One position is for a tenure-track assistant professor. The second position is for an associate or full professor. The teaching load is normally two courses per semester and includes teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Both positions require a Ph.D. degree in sociology or related field such as criminology or criminal justice at the time of employment. Purdue offers competitive salaries. The university is located in an affordable metropolitan area of 167,000 people, conveniently located between Indianapolis and Chicago.

Applicants for both positions should send: 1) a letter of application to “Search Chair”; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of recent written work; 4) a statement of research interests; and 5) a statement of teaching interests, experience, and effectiveness. Please include each of these components as a separate attachment to a single email. Assistant professor applicants should send their materials to socjrsearch@purdue.edu. Associate/full professor applicants should send their materials to socsrsearch@purdue.edu. Applicants for the assistant professor position should also submit three letters of reference separately, via direct email from references or through a third-party reference service. Applicants for the associate/full professor position will be asked to submit two letters of reference after an initial screening of applicants. Applicants for both positions should submit the required material by October 2, 2017, but applications received after this date may be accepted until the positions are filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.

Purdue University’s Department of Sociology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address a least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 


Asst. Professor in Honors & Justice Studies/Global Studies at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah invites applications for a full-time teaching position at the rank of Assistant Professor to work with high-achieving students in its nationally-recognized interdisciplinary Honors College as well as in a growing Department of Politics, Justice & Global Studies. The teaching load for this shared position consists of three 4-credit hour classes per semester (i.e. 24 hours/year) split evenly between classes in the Honors College and Justice Studies/Global Studies.

We are especially interested in faculty members with expertise in several of the following fields, including critical studies of justice and global affairs with an emphasis on gender and the Global South; social, environmental, and global justice, including the fields of eco-feminism, social ecology, environmental justice, climate justice, and justice movements related to these fields; intersectional approaches to justice studies; justice and the humanities; and justice and social studies of science.

See the complete position announcement online for the full range of undergraduate courses the faculty member could teach.

Application Instructions: A full description of the position and application instructions appears on the online job board at http://jobs.westminstercollege.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 25 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application that demonstrates competencies in the above qualifications will include:

  • a letter of interest
  • current vita
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • sample syllabus and/or a sample assignment
  • scholarly writing sample
  • contact information for three professional references.

SFSU's School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Hiring 3 Tenure Track Positions SFSU’s School of Public Affairs & Civic Engagement is hiring for three tenure-track positions: 

Applications are due Oct. 15th


Open Rank Full-Time Faculty – Criminology & Criminal Justice at Northeastern University The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) at Northeastern University (http://www.northeastern.edu/sccj/) seeks applications from criminology and criminal justice scholars for one or more tenured or tenure track positions. Appointments will be at the assistant, associate or full professor rank. The candidates’ field of expertise within criminology and criminal justice is open, but successful candidates must have a distinguished scholarly record of publication and external funding commitments commensurate with appointment rank. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. The expected start date is September 1, 2018.

http://apptrkr.com/1067671

Removal date: October 30, 2017


Become a Fellow at the National Humanities Center The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2018 through May 2019. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation.

http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/

Applications and supporting materials, including reference letters, must be submitted by midnight EDT, October 18, 2017.


University of Chicago Law School – Dickerson Fellowship The University of Chicago Law School invites applications for the Earl B. Dickerson Fellowship, with an appointment at the rank of Instructor, for a twelve-month term to begin on July 1 or August 1, 2018. The Dickerson Fellowship is named after the first African-American graduate of the Law School, from the class of 1920. The Law School seeks candidates who demonstrate the promise of distinguished legal scholarship and law teaching and ideally have relevant practice experience that will qualify them to act as teachers and mentors of students. Among other considerations, we value candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives who will enrich and improve the student experience and the Law School's culture.  The Dickerson Fellow will teach one or more courses per year and will be expected to publish high-quality scholarship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School. A J.D. is required. Candidates must apply online at the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website, http://tinyurl.com/y94upx29, and upload a current curriculum vitae, law school transcript, and reference contact information. Applications will be considered until the position is filled or until June 30, 2018, whichever comes first.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.
Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.  

Removal date: October 31


Full-time, tenure-track faculty at MIT The Department is seeking to appoint a full-time, tenure-track faculty member, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, to teach and conduct research in urban economics and housing policy, with an emphasis on the United States. The ideal candidate will have a strong research profile in the economics of housing policy and land use. Additional scholarly work that includes research in social policy, urban inequality, poverty alleviation, public finance, or the assessment of urban development policies or projects and their implementation is also desirable. Candidates should be able to engage in team teaching with scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds including urban design, real estate, architecture, civil engineering, law, and other social sciences. The person hired will be expected to teach professional degree candidates in city planning, as well as Ph.D. students within our program. 

Basic qualifications include a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in urban planning, economics, finance, management, political science, public administration, public policy, or other related field with a proven commitment to research excellence and demonstrated scholarly potential. Applied work in the practice of housing development, public finance, or other related fields will also be taken into account. 

Applications should be submitted through the interfolio website: http://apply.interfolio.com/42231
A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., statement outlining current and future research and teaching interests; and the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three referees.  Review of candidates will begin on October 15, 2017. Please do not send materials by email. 

For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff (877-997-8807) or help@interfolio.com. Other questions can be directed to Sandra Elliott: sandrame@mit.edu.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. EOE. 

For More Information: http://dusp.mit.edu/department/open-positions


Asian American Literature and Culture, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, at Princeton. Anticipated start date, September 1, 2018. Princeton University’s Department of English and Program in American Studies invite applications for a joint appointment at the assistant professor level from scholars specializing in Asian American literature and culture. We welcome applicants working in all areas, periods, and critical approaches, particularly those addressing issues related to race and ethnicity using a multidisciplinary lens. Princeton University is committed to undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and advising, and the successful candidate will teach at all levels and supervise doctoral research.

Please apply online at: https://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy. Consideration of applications will begin on October 5, 2017; the application deadline is October 15, 2017. Interviews will be conducted at the American Studies Association annual meeting in Chicago, November 9-12, 2017. Alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who are unable to attend the ASA meeting.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.


Law, Societies and Justice – Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Law and Society Studies. The Department of Law, Societies, and Justice invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Preference will be given to candidates with a teaching and research program that complements and extends one or more of the Department’s existing emphases in the following areas:  comparative legal analysis; legal mobilization and consciousness; punishment and social control; and rights in theory and practice. The Department seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to building a more inclusive faculty.

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 socio-legal studies 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  http://apply.interfolio.com/44362 with which letters will be solicited for separate submission. Priority will be given to applications received before October 5, 2017. Questions about the application process should be directed to: Professor Katherine Beckett, Search Committee Chair; kbeckett@uw.edu.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


The Division of Criminal Justice at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position The Division of Criminal Justice at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  This is a Generalist Faculty position. Duties will include: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, (2) engaging in scholarly activities, (3) serving on Division, College and University Committees, (4) academic advising, (5) providing service to the community, (6) supervising undergraduate and Master’s student research, (7) developing other undergraduate/ graduate courses in area of specialization as needed, and (8) willingness to participate in off-campus teaching and distance and distributed education.

The candidate should have an earned doctoral degree in criminal justice or a related discipline. ABDs will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2018.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. 

Initial Application Review will begin November 9, 2017 and open until filled.

An applicant must submit a cover letter (statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests), current curriculum vita/resume, recent professional references (3-5) with names and phone contact information, and unofficial transcripts of all college work (official copies required if invited for an interview).  http://www.csus.edu/hr/jobs/index.html

Stockton University is looking to hire two tenure-track positions The Criminal Justice program is looking to hire TWO tenure-track positions.  For the first position, we are seeking candidates with expertise in laws and/or courts (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor OR Tenure-Track Instructor).  For the second position, we are seeking candidates with expertise in international and/or domestic policing.   Candidates for both positions are expected to teach in the B.A. and M.A. programs and must be able to teach core classes. Teaching load is three courses (12 credit hours) per semester. All candidates are expected to teach a general studies course every semester. Additional duties, including student advisement, are required as negotiated under collective bargaining agreement.  Excellent teaching and service are expected.   Please click: https://stockton.hiretouch.com/ for more information.

Removal date: November 30, 2017


9-month Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida is inviting applications for a 9-month Assistant Professor, starting August 2018. We seek scholars who conduct research on the relationship of crime to the biophysical environment. Successful applicants will contribute to both of our programs by demonstrable scholarly expertise in one or more of these fields: Conservation Criminology, Green Criminology, Environmental Health, Wildlife Crimes, and Environmental Justice. Applicants who can also offer scholarly contributions to race-ethnicity are preferred. Successful applicants will show evidence of an ability to mentor graduate students and to maintain an excellent record of research, including the potential to obtain extramural funding, commensurate with their career stage. For further information concerning this position, please use the following link: : http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/.  

Application material must be submitted by October 15, 2017 to:
 http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/.  All references should be sent to: soccrimsearch@clas.ufl.edu.


Clinical Instructor at the Department of Legal Studies, an interdisciplinary department in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield The Department of Legal Studies, an interdisciplinary department in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), seeks applications for a Clinical Instructor position with expertise in law, a record of academic excellence, and litigation experience. Also required is the ability and willingness to teach legal research and writing, trial advocacy, lawyering skills courses, and to coach the Mock Trial Team. The Clinical Instructor will have the opportunity to teach other courses in their area of specialization. This is a non-tenure track position with an annual renewable contract. The position will begin on August 16, 2018.

Candidates must hold a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school or have a foreign equivalent degree AND be
licensed to practice law in the United States. An additional advanced degree is preferred. The candidate must be willing to work as a member of a collegial, interdisciplinary faculty. Teaching experience at the college, university, or law school level is required. Candidates must be willing to teach in both an on campus and online format; prior online teaching experience is a plus.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the campus web page at www.uis.edu and the department web page at
http://www.uis.edu/legalstudies/

https://jobs.uis.edu/job-search/job-details?jobID=85652&job=clinical-instructor-legal-studies-85652

Close date 10/22/2017


LAPA Fellows at Princeton University The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University invites outstanding faculty members of any discipline, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for visiting, residential appointments for the academic year 2018–2019. LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance.  All applicants must have received a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree at the time of submission of the fellowship application.  Successful LAPA applicants should demonstrate substantial expertise in law-related matters.  The program does not support, as a primary activity, off-site fieldwork or work in remote archives, development of course materials, work in legal practice, direct advocacy of causes or residence elsewhere.  Candidates must submit an online application at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/2883

The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM (EST) NOVEMBER 13 2017.  For additional information see: http://lapa.princeton.edu/fellowships

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  LAPA is cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the University Center for Human Values and Princeton University.


SRCD Federal Policy Fellowship 2018-2019 SRCD is seeking applicants for SRCD Federal Policy Fellowships for 2018-2019. There are two types of federal fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both types of fellowships provide researchers with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, D.C. and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal agency offices. 

Fellowships are full-time immersion experiences and run from September 1st, 2018 through August 31st, 2019. Following a two-week science policy orientation program sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), fellows receive an orientation to child development and public policy. The SRCD Policy and Communications Staff facilitate the fellowship experience and are available as a resource throughout the year.

Application Requirements: Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D.), must demonstrate exceptional competence in an area of child development research, and must be a member of SRCD. Both early-career and more advanced professionals are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply: December 15, 2017

More information about the federal fellowships is available online at https://srcd.org/policy-media/policy-fellowships-federal, or email policyfellowships@srcd.org. To apply to the fellowship, click here


Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics or Minorities in Politics or Jewish Studies at University of Colorado Boulder The Department of Political Science and the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invite applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Religion and Politics or Minorities in Politics or Jewish Studies. The appointment begins in August 2018. The search will focus on but will not be limited to scholars with a research interest in Jewish Studies. Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching interests include Jews and Judaism in the public sphere, anti-Semitism in American politics, or the politics of the Jewish experience in America, for example. The position will be fully rostered in Political Science, with teaching split evenly between the two academic units. Because the position requires substantial undergraduate teaching in Jewish Studies, the successful candidate must have demonstrable strength and interest in teaching in courses in the area of Jewish Studies. Candidates who have completed a PhD in political science and those who are ABD may apply. ABDs will be hired at the instructor level and will be allowed up to two years to complete the PhD. PhDs will be hired at the Assistant Professor level. 

Applications are accepted electronically  https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=10194&lang=en, position #10194. Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration, although we will continue screening applications until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to the Political Science/Jewish Studies Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 333 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0333.


George Mason University 
Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Criminology, Law and Society 

The George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society invites applicants for two full-time, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions to start August 2018. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. The Department of Criminology, Law and Society is a multidisciplinary unit that offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Our graduate program balances theory, empirical research, and policy applications. Our undergraduate program has concentrations in law and society, criminal justice, and homeland security. Responsibilities: The department is seeking candidates with significant accomplishments in research, teaching and service. Responsibilities include: Active research in any area(s) of criminology, criminal justice, and law and society that complement existing strengths of the department; Teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; Mentoring and supervising graduate student research; Providing service to the department, college and university by participation on faculty committees; and Providing professional service and contributions to consultancies and individuals outside the university. 

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (applicants nearing the completion of their doctorate will be considered); Strongly committed to teaching in a multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate program with strong evidence of teaching effectiveness; and Demonstrated significant promise in scholarly research and extramural grant activity. Preferred Qualifications: Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals and high-quality refereed journals; and Established research agenda with an active line of sustainable, externally funded research. George Mason has become an internationally ranked research university that as of Fall 2016 achieved the Carnegie Classification of “highest research activity” or what is often called an “R1” school.

More information on the department and the research activities of the faculty and various research centers is available at http://cls.gmu.edu/. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7661z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and no more than three representative research articles. Also, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the provider, either through e-mail to clsjobs@gmu.edu; or via USPS mail to: Ms. Sharon Corradino; Criminology, Law, and Society; George Mason University; 4400 University Drive, MS 4F4; Fairfax, VA 22030 For full consideration, please apply by October 18, 2017. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the department chair, David Wilson, at dwilsonb@gmu.edu. George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Call for Journal Papers

Call for manuscripts for the The University of Memphis Law Review Opioid abuse and addiction are relentlessly ravaging the American public, a battle whose toll leaves too many people paying the ultimate price—their life.  Addressing the opioid epidemic with a monolithic approach stunts positive change.  A dynamic “pathways approach,” on the other hand, recognizes that the opioid epidemic derives from separate, dueling sources—legal and illegal—and that the issues that arise in each pathway ultimately converge on the individual.  Thus, by fully appreciating the pitfalls in each pathway, and comprehensively crafting and applying the law to address them, we may yet prevent further escalation of the opioid epidemic. The University of Memphis Law Review invites manuscripts for presentation at its March 2018 Symposium, “The American Addiction:  A Pathways Approach to Addressing the Opioid Epidemic,” and for publication in Volume 48, Number 4.  The Symposium will welcome policy makers, scholars, and practitioners to present approaches to legal issues on a range of topics, including but not limited to the intersection of the opioid epidemic and perspectives of the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. REMS programs, drug approval process, advertising/marketing), regulatory agencies (e.g. FDA and DEA), healthcare professionals (e.g. physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners), policy-makers (e.g. impact and shortcomings of state and federal legislation such as the Controlled Substances Act, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act), concerned community members (e.g. family and friends of addicts), law enforcement officers, lawyers (e.g. prosecution and defense), and judges (e.g. specialty courts, recovery programs, trauma-informed approaches).

To submit a manuscript for consideration in the 2018 Memphis Law Symposium, please send it directly to Symposium Editor Rachel Barenie at memphislawarticles@gmail.com no later than December 1, 2017, with “Opioid Epidemic Symposium” in the subject line.


Call for Papers/Abstracts: Edited Volume on Anxieties About the Future of Democracy Abstracts are being solicited for a collection of essays on the topic of democracy and democratic equality, with an emphasis on those areas that may be responsible for our failure to realize the goals and methods of democracy, in the West, beginning in the 80s, through to the present. Recent events in the United States, Great Brittan, and Western Europe give reason to take stock in the importance of the democratic method, and reflect on the ways in which citizens and leaders may make corrections so that we can continue to achieve the high ideas and goals of living in a free and democratic society.

For more information, visit http://sites.gsu.edu/rrobinson43/democracy/

Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 31, 2017