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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.

 


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


Positions and Fellowships

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell Law School Cornell Law School is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate with and contribute to Professors Valerie Hans’s and Valerie Reyna’s National Science Foundation-funded research project on Quantitative Judgments in Law: Studies of Damage Award Decision Making. The position encompasses a full range of research and lab management responsibilities spanning jury decision making, numeracy and quantitative reasoning. Responsibilities include: coordinating and running experiments; monitoring research task progress; assisting in selecting, training and supervising lab personnel; data acquisition; data analysis; preparing IRB documentation; assisting with manuscripts and reports; and other research-related tasks. The postdoctoral associate position will begin in fall 2017 and is for a one-year term. The successful candidate will have a combination of education, training, and experience along with strong research and quantitative skills and should have completed a Ph.D. and/or a J.D. Interested applicants should submit a CV, detailed cover letter, and one or more writing samples immediately to Liz Flint (liz.flint@cornell.edu). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More details and application information may be found at: https://apps.hr.cornell.edu/recruiting/facultyview.cfm?posting_id=_Postdoctoral-Associate_WDR-00010109-4.
Removal date: August 31, 2017

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.

Post-Doctoral Scholar position in the Department of Anthropology at
University of California, Irvine
One postdoctoral position in the area of Technology, Law and Society is available at the University of California, Irvine. The position, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is part of a new, interdisciplinary initiative that seeks to train socio-legal scholars at the intersection of law, computational science, and technology. While formally housed in the School of Social Sciences, the selected fellow will work with faculty and graduate students from multiple units on campus, including from Social Ecology, Social Science, Law, and Information and Computer Science. The postdoctoral fellow’s main tasks will be to: assist in mentoring a small cohort of Law-in-Computation Graduate Fellows; lead the development of a 2018 Technology, Law and Society Summer Institute; coordinate with faculty and students on the UCI campus on initiative-related training and activities; develop and maintain a website for the initiative; and contribute to the research and writing of a foundational paper addressing technology, law, and society. Requirements – Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in a relevant discipline (or interdisciplinary field), such as anthropology, economics, information/computer sciences, political science, science and technology studies, sociolegal studies, sociology, and other fields. Candidates should also have a research profile that relates to this initiative; e.g. at the interface of law and technological phenomena in society.  The appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2017 for a period of one year, but we will consider candidates who can start at a later date. Renewal is based on performance and availability of grant support. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Application Procedures – Applicants are required to submit 1) Cover Letter (including research skills), 2) a current Curriculum Vitae 3) Statement of Contributions to Diversity and 4) three names and contact information for references. Submit materials via UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03958. Review of applications is ongoing, with a final application date of August 18, 2017. 

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.

Removal Date August 25, 2017


Tenure-track position in Legal Studies at Illinois State University The Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, seeks applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Legal Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to start on August 16, 2018. 

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses across the paralegal curriculum including commercial transactions, real estate, probate law, and intellectual property. 

Teaching assignment for the position is anticipated to be 3 courses per semester, with a one-course reduction in this assignment in one semester of the first year. The candidate hired will be assigned to carry out some administrative responsibilities including but not limited to assisting the Director of Legal Studies in the preparation of ABA reports, advisement, and placement of paralegal students. The selected candidate will be expected to conduct academic research.

For more information: https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=258624

Removal date: August 30, 2017


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


CRC Tier 1 Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy at Carleton University Carleton University is seeking an internationally recognized scholar in immigration and refugee law and policy for nomination to a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, to be eligible at an academic appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure. The ideal candidate will bring a cutting-edge social scientific perspective to Carleton University's internationally leading research capacity in socio-legal approaches to migration and refugee studies. S/he will present a highly original and innovative program of research, that may focus on a range of issues in immigration and refugee law, including for example: critical analyses of immigration and refugee law and policy that address gender, racialization, sexuality and/or disability; Canadian refugee and immigration law in a transnational context; forced migration; rights and status; social justice; citizenship; securitization, borders, and surveillance; criminalization of migration; the global management and regulation of migration.

Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs at Carleton provide an enhanced, focused and collaborative environment for outstanding senior scholars to further their internationally renowned program of research. This Chair is one of the investments being made by Carleton in the development of one of its research priority areas - this one in migration and diaspora studies. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and support research collaborations within and beyond Carleton University, including the provision of strong and productive leadership within Carleton's broader Migration and Diaspora Studies Initiative (https://carleton.ca/mds/).

The successful candidate for the CRC in Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy will be housed in the Department of Law and Legal Studies (https://carleton.ca/law/) at Carleton University, Canada's premier Legal Studies program. Established in 1967, the department is the oldest and largest undergraduate program in legal studies in the country. This inter- and multi-disciplinary department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in law and legal studies. The faculty is composed of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary teaching and research from a range of disciplines including criminology, history, law, legal anthropology, political economy, political theory, mass communications and sociology. 

Link for more info:  https://carleton.ca/provost/2017/law-legal-studies-immigration-refugee-law-policy-canada-research-chair-tier/

Application Deadline:  August 31, 2017


Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at University of California, Irvine The Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant Professor. The research specialization is open. For an appointment at an advanced Assistant Professor rank, evidence of success in securing extramural funding to support research and graduate students is desired.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. 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.

Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04011

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by September 15, 2017

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.


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.

Full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in Criminology and Law & Society at the University of Toronto The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga within the University of Toronto invites applications for one (1) full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the areas of Criminology and Law & Society. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018. 

Successful candidates will actively take part in building one of the strongest and most exciting criminology, law & society programs in North America as part of the sociology department. They will have established an innovative research trajectory at the highest international level and an outstanding, externally funded research program. The candidate’s record of excellence in research should be demonstrated by a record of impactful sustained contributions and publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals and internationally ranked presses, participation in professional associations through conference presentations and service work, obtaining competitive funding sources, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to develop an excellent teaching program at the undergraduate and graduate level and to be an effective supervisor and mentor of graduate students. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments (including supervisions of MA and PhD students), strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, Law & Society or a closely related field with a primary focus on criminology and law & society. The successful candidate must have a proven record of activities that contribute to equity and diversity. 

The application deadline is September 12, 2017. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the position, at : https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=325321

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Assistant or Associate Professor, American Politics
Department of Political Science at Susquehanna University
The Department of Political Science at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in American Politics beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year.  Rank will be determined by credentials and experience.  The successful candidate must be able to teach both introductory and advanced courses on American government and public law, including courses on diversity in the United States.  The ability to offer a course on state and local politics will be considered a plus.  The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate various law-related programs on campus, among them the legal studies minor. 

Requirements include a Ph.D. or evidence that all doctoral degree requirements will be completed by August, 2018.  Teaching experience is highly preferred and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research in a small undergraduate liberal arts university is expected.  Particular consideration will be given to those with administrative experience.

Review of applications will begin August 25, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching objectives and evidence of teaching effectiveness; statement on how you will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, including your knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring; three letters of reference, and a current email address online at https://jobs.susqu.edu/


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. 


Postdoc Research Associate at Princeton University The Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University seeks applicants for a one year Postdoctoral Research Associate position with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and available funding. Preference will be given to those whose work is at the intersection of American public policy and judicial behavior.  Applicants must have received a Ph.D., preferably within the last 2 years (or expected by September 2017). Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the needs of the faculty.  Applicants must apply online and submit a letter of introduction of no more than 3 pages, a CV, and contact information for two recommendations. Screening of applications will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. This position is subject to the university's background check policy. 

Visit https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=2541 for a detailed position description and application.

Removal: August 25, 2017


Assistant/Associate Professor, Multiple Positions School of Criminal Justice, University of Albany The School of Criminal Justice invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or early Associate level to begin Fall 2018. 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 growing 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 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/candapply.jsp?JOBID=84219

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 1, 2017, 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.


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


Advanced Assistant Professor, Criminology at American University The Department of Justice, Law and Criminology in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Criminology beginning August 1, 2018. A PhD at the time of appointment is required. Candidates who only possess a law degree (JD, LLM or SJD) will not be considered for this position. The position is focused on candidates who conduct research and are able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of policing or criminological theory. The preferred applicant would be able to teach quantitative research methods at all levels, particularly the graduate level. Successful applicants must have a strong research portfolio that includes a track record of publications in high-quality peer-reviewed outlets as well as the ability to attract external funding for their research. Applicants also need documented experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Preference will be given to applicants at the advanced assistant level.

Please submit applications via http://apply.interfolio.com/43419 and include a letter of interest indicating your qualifications for the position, a vita, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), copies of recent published papers or working papers, and three letters of recommendation.

Removal date: September 10, 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.


PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment The International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment (IMPRS REMEP) is announcing PhD positions. This specific cohort shall be working on the "Technicisation of exclusionary practices in the context of migration". The EU is externalising its borders into the Mediterranean and far beyond by creating laws and regulations for military interventions, by providing for refugee camps in Sudan and elsewhere, and by regulating the activities of NGO ships engaged in saving mobile populations. With an African policy that focuses on incentives, and on financial and technological assistance to canalize migration patterns, the EU shifts questions of integration and identity from local negotiation processes within the member states to its expanded borders, and to the realm of laws, technologies and media.

Please find more details under: https://recruitingapp-5034.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/321/Description/1
Application deadline: September 1st, 2017


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


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.