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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.

More information: www.law.uq.edu.au/lsc

Removal date 20 November 2014.

 


Calls

The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) is pleased to solicit proposals for participation in a conference entitled, ‘Researching State and Personhood: Law and Society in Southeast Asia’. The conference will be convened by Asst. Prof. Lynette J. Chua, together with Prof. Andrew Harding and Prof. David Engel (State University of New York, Buffalo), and will be held at NUS in Singapore on 15-16 December 2014. Abstracts must be for work that is original and has not been published previously.

Scholars who would like to participate in this conference should submit an abstract of 150 words and a
biographical sketch of 100 words by April 15, 2014. Proposals should primarily focus on research located in one or more of the following: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines,
Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste (East Timor), and Vietnam. Priority will be given to proposals based on
fieldwork. Funding may be available for those who are selected (no separate funding application is required).
Decisions, including funding availability, will be announced by June 15, 2014. Complete versions of all
conference papers must be submitted by November 15, 2014.

For more information, and for submission, please visit http://law.nus.edu.sg/cals/


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.

Link: http://religionanddiversity.ca/en/opportunities/journals-call-papers/

Deadline/removal date: September 30, 2014


Call for papers for symposium on “Capitalism, Antitrust, and Democracy” November 8, 2014 The Law and Society Program at Philadelphia University and The Antitrust Bulletin invite paper submissions for presentation at a symposium on “Capitalism, Antitrust, and Democracy” to be held at the Arlen Specter Center for Public Policy on the East Falls campus of Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The symposium will feature academic papers that analyze the connections, conflicts, and synergies of antitrust laws with the philosophies and practices of capitalism and/or democracy. We are interested in papers that examine how antitrust laws and practices have evolved in response to capitalistic pressures and democratic tendencies in countries around the world. Papers can also explore the impact that antitrust laws and regulations have exerted on capitalism and democracy. We are also equally interested in papers that address the ethical issues that arise at the nexus of capitalism, antitrust, and democracy. Papers may adopt any methodological approach and may focus on one or multiple countries. Note that we do not accept submissions that are technically detailed legal reviews of recent antitrust cases, enforcement actions, or antitrust regulations. Papers presented at the symposium will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of The Antitrust Bulletin scheduled for 2015. Please indicate in your proposal whether you would be interested in submitting your manuscript for possible publication in the Special Issue. Symposium attendees, including presenters, are required to pay a registration fee that will be tiered according to academic status (discounted for students). The registration fee must be paid prior to attending the conference. Please direct all inquiries and submissions (MS Word format) to Evan Edward Laine, Esq., Assistant Professor of  History  and  Director of Law & Society at Philadelphia University, at the following email ID: Lainee@philau.edu. The formal deadlines for the symposium are as follows:  
 Symposium Deadlines:
Proposal (between 250-300 words): June 6, 2014
Proposal Feedback: June 13, 2014
Paper Submission: September 12, 2014
Acceptance Decisions: September 19, 2014
Registration Fee Payment: October 3, 2014


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 www.sss.ias.edu/applications.

The University at Albany State University of New York

Full time tenure track position

The School of Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant or Associate level, to begin Fall 2015. Area of specialization is open. A Ph.D. in criminal justice or a related discipline is required, and candidates must have a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research.

The School of Criminal Justice has an internationally renowned doctoral program, offers a small MA program, and provides a select group of undergraduates the opportunity to earn the BA in criminal justice. The University at Albany is one of the four University Centers of the State University of New York. Its approximately 17,000 students include some 5000 graduate students, and its full-time faculty numbers about 700. Albany, the capital of New York, is in a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 800,000.  Located in beautiful upstate New York, it is in close proximity to the Berkshires, the Catskills, the Adirondacks, and the Hudson River Valley and is also convenient to Boston, Montreal, and New York City.

Applicants should apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=49283.

Applicants should send a letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.  Review of applications will begin September 15 and will continue until the position is filled.  Position is contingent upon funding availability.
The University at Albany is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

Apply Here:  http://www.Click2Apply.net/cypbmtv


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 (chantal.meertens@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

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 http://legalpsychology.eu.   The next deadline for applications is 15 December 2014.

Contact: Chantal Meertens, Program Secretary, Phone: +31 43 38 83 466 chantal.meertens@maastrichtuniversity.nl

More information can be found on http://legalpsychology.eu
removal date: December 2nd. 2014


Lecturer Positions in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Maryland Positions in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice for full-time lecturers. These positions are expected to start the spring 2015 semester. We seek candidates who are excellent teachers and will provide expert teaching support for the Criminology & Criminal Justice’s College Park campus. The salary range is $45,000-$50,000, depending on experience. These positions are full time 9-month appointments with the possibility of renewal. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Criminology & Criminal Justice or related field and excellent teaching credentials. Candidate must be able to teach both lower and upper level undergraduate classes covering the basic field of criminology & criminal justice.  For best consideration, applications are due no later than September 1, 2014, but the search will continue until suitable candidates are appointed. Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought.  To apply to this job, go to https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24473 

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  Further information on academic and research programs of the Department may be obtained at www.ccjs.umd.edu 


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 http://diversity.fullerton.edu/jobs/ft/public_law.asp

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 Ph.D.by 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:  http://uoft.me/academicopportunities  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 munkschool.director@utoronto.ca.  Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  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 munkschool.director@utoronto.ca . Letters must ARRIVE by the closing date, September 15, 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: www.munkschool.utoronto.ca 
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:  http://www.marquette.edu/socs/ .  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:  http://employment.marquette.edu/postings/3144 Please contact department chair Jane Peterson by email at jane.peterson@marquette.edu 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 https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/33412.

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: www.hrc.rice.edu/sawyerseminars

Deadline: December 1, 2014


The George Mason University, Department of Criminology, Law and Society invites applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position to start August 2015. The Department of Criminology, Law and Society is a multidisciplinary unit located on the Fairfax campus 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. More information on the department and the research activities of the faculty and various research centers is available at
http://cls.gmu.edu/.

Qualifications: 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. A Ph.D. in the social sciences or a relevant field of study is required; we welcome applicants who hold both a Ph.D. and a J.D. degree. Applicants nearing the completion of their doctorate will be considered. The successful candidate should be strongly committed to teaching in a multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate program, and demonstrate significant promise in scholarly research and extramural grant activity.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014, and continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6466z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a list of three professional references with contact information, and representative research articles. Also, three letters of reference should be submitted, either through e-mail to  mriley6@gmu.edu; or via USPS mail to Megan Laures, Criminology, Law, and Society, George Mason University, MS 4F4, Fairfax, VA 22030. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Department Chair David Wilson at dwilsonb@gmu.edu. Apply Here:  http://www.Click2Apply.net/2fc5mnp
AA/EOE


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: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=50303 .  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 pmcollins@legal.umass.edu. 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.


George Mason University 
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Criminology, Law and Society
The George Mason University, Department of Criminology, Law and Society invites applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position 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. A Ph.D. in the social sciences or a relevant field of study is required; we welcome applicants who hold both a Ph.D. and a J.D. degree. Applicants nearing the completion of their doctorate will be considered. The successful candidate should be strongly committed to teaching in a multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate program, and demonstrate significant promise in scholarly research and extramural grant activity.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014, and continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F6466z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/33383/. AA/EOE