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2017 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship from The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is soliciting applications for the 2017 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship.  Persons identified as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian-American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaska Native and accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $15,000 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship.  Two students will be funded. Applications are due by and must be received no later than February 1, 2017.  Applicants will be notified of the results by July 15, 2017.  All applicants must be a current member and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States when applying.  Contact: Dr. Reuben J. Miller, Chair, Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship Committee at mreuben@umich.edu.  For more information, visit http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/261/Racial/Ethnic_Minority_Graduate_Scholarship/.

Summer Institute on Objects, Places and the Digital Humanities June 19-23, 2017 & June 2018 The Institute at the National Humanities Center will focus on the theory and practice of digital work for topics in art, architectural, urban history or material culture.  The two-year Institute will provide “hands-on” training with tools for geospatial mapping, 3D modeling, photogrammetry, and data collection and visualization. Participants will develop a digital component to a research project related to the lives of things. Participants will examine how modeling, database and mapping tools can reframe evidence towards new questions. The workshop is intended for mid-career scholars engaged in research that can be expanded to include a digital dimension.  No previous experience in digital scholarship required.  The Institute will be led by Caroline Bruzelius and Mark Olson, both in the Department Art, Art History &Visual Studies at Duke University. Apply by midnight February 21, 2017 at http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/digital-humanities/.

Symposium Critical Race Theory and the Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Law on January 20, 2017 The American Journal of Law and Medicine (AJLM) invites scholars working within the fields of law, the social sciences, the humanities, and the health sciences to the AJLM Symposium titled "Critical Race Theory and the Health Sciences" taking place at the Boston University School of Law on Friday, January 20th, 2017. This Symposium will explore the embedded nature of race in the health sciences and identify opportunities to disrupt and rethink these arrangements in pursuit of racial justice and health equity. We will examine the interconnected histories of science, medicine, and law that lead to racial differences and disparities to be mistakenly understood and experienced as natural phenomena, obscuring their social, political, and economic determinants. We will also discuss the theoretical and empirical interventions that bring attention to the constructed nature of our racial imaginations in the health sciences. Additionally, the methodological challenges associated with developing intersectional approaches that do not obscure (and indeed support) the centrality of other identity standpoints—such as sex, gender, class, sexuality, and disability—when exploring race in health sciences research will be considered through the Symposium presentations and discussions.  

Keynote Speakers:
Patricia Williams, Columbia University School of Law
Jay Kaufman, McGill University, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania Law School 

Conference Panelists:
Alexandra Stern, University of Michigan, Departments of History, Women's Studies, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jonathan Kahn, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Chandra Ford, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Amani Nuru-Jeter, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health
Deborah Bolnick, University of Texas, Austin, Department of Anthropology
Michele Goodwin, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Aziza Ahmed, Northeastern School of Law
Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University, Department of African American Studies

See more about AJLM at www.bu.edu/ajlm/
Please RSVP your attendance to Ajlmsymposium@gmail.com.
Please contact Professor Khiara M. Bridges (kmb73@bu.edu), Professor Terence Keel (tkeel@blackstudies.ucsb.edu), Professor Osagie Obasogie (obasogie@berkeley.edu) with questions about the Symposium. 

Removal date: January 21, 2017


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant Available The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications for the 2017 round of the Public Scholar Program, which is intended to support well-researched books in the humanities that have been conceived and writtento reach a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they should present significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers. 

The Public Scholar Program is open to both independent scholars and individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions. It offers a stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of six to twelve months. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or residency in the U.S. for the three years prior to the application deadline. In addition, they must have previously published a book with a university or commercial press or at least three articles and essays in publications reaching a large national or international audience.

Application guidelines (including a full statement of the eligibility requirements) and a list of F.A.Q.’s for the Public Scholar Program are available on the NEH’s website at http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program.  The application deadline for this cycle is February 1, 2017. Recipients may begin the term of the grant as early as September 1, 2017 or as late as September 1, 2018. In the last cycle of the competition, the Endowment received 318 applications and made 30 awards.

A list of previously funded projects and several samples of successful applications are available in the sidebar at the right of the webpage linked above. For additional information, please write to publicscholar@neh.gov.


Grant - W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Race and Crime FY2017 The W.E.B. Du Bois Program supports quantitative and qualitative research on the intersections of race, offending, victimization, and the fair administration of justice for both juveniles and adults. It furthers the Department's mission by advancing knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. This funding opportunity seeks investigator-initiated proposals to conduct research on topics linked to race and crime in the context of violence and victimization, crime and crime prevention, and justice systems.

In FY2017, NIJ will give priority consideration to proposals for research on:

  • Homicide and other violence in minority communities
  • Criminal courts (including but not limited to screening and assessment, legal defense systems, and sentencing reform)

Funding will be available for two categories:

  1. Scholars who are advanced in their careers may apply for up to $500,000 for research (excluding projects that only analyze secondary data) with a plan to mentor less experienced researchers
  2. Fellows who are early in their careers may apply for up to $100,000 for secondary data analysis projects, or up to $150,000 for research projects involving primary data collection (a short-term residency at NIJ is optional

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017
Funding:  Up to $3 million for multiple grant awards under two categories
Solicitation:  https://www.nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2017-12000.pdf

General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/welcome.aspx. Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/faqs.aspx. For assistance with this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.


Grant - National Institute of Justice - Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2017
Application Deadline:  March 23, 2017
Funding:  Estimate $1.5 million for multiple grant awards under two categories
Solicitation:  https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2017-12043.pdf

The Drugs and Crime Research Program furthers the Department’s crime prevention and law enforcement goals by supporting research on drug-related crime to promote effective law enforcement, court, and corrections responses to illegal drug markets (including diversion of legal drugs) and criminal behavior related to drug use. This funding opportunity seeks proposals to conduct applied research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets and use, applicable to State, tribal and local jurisdictions.

NIJ has identified two drug priorities:
1. Heroin and other opioids (including diverted prescription drugs)
2. Novel psychoactive substances (also known as synthetic drugs)

Applications must address one of two research categories:
1. Criminal investigation and prosecution (including narcotics enforcement, forensic science, and medicolegal death investigation)
2. Drug intelligence and surveillance

General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/welcome.aspx. Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/faqs.aspx. For assistance with this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.

 


Call for Conference Papers

Call for Papers
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) invites submissions for the 67th Annual Meeting, to be held August 11-13, 2017, at the Montreal Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal, Quebec Canada.  This year’s theme selected by President Donileen R. Loseke is Narratives in the World of Social Problems: Power, Resistance, Transformation.  The submission deadline is January 31, 2017.  SSSP is an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems.  If you are involved in scholarship or action in pursuit of a just society nationally or internationally, you belong in the SSSP.  You will meet others engaged in research to find the causes and consequences of social problems, as well as others seeking to apply existing scholarship to the formulation of social policies.  Contact: sssp@utk.edu.  For more information, visit http://www.sssp1.org/2017_Call_For_Papers.

Call for papers
Gender on the International Bench
Workshop in Oslo Mar. 23-24, 2017
PluriCourts and ICourts, the two Scandinavian research centers studying international courts and tribunals, invites papers in political science and philosophy to a joint workshop on Gender on the International Bench. The aims of the workshop are to better understand the patterns and effects of (the lack of) gender diversity on international courts, to critically assess reasons to be concerned with the gender disparity, and to identify challenges and ways to alleviate disparities that should be changed.  The workshop takes place in Oslo on March 23-24, 2017.

You find the call for papers here: http://www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/english/news-and-events/news/2016/2016-11-01-cfp-gender.html

Deadline: January 20, 2017


Call for Papers
Art in Law in Art Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 4-5 July 2017
The University of Western Australia law school is hosting the interdisciplinary conference, Art in Law in Art. The conference will investigate the broad themes of how law sees visual art, and how visual art sees law.  Papers from any discipline may engage with any aspect that explores these general themes and may embrace a broad definition of both visual art and law. Scholars, practitioners, artists, and artistic and cultural institutions are invited to submit abstracts and a one-paragraph bio with contact details by 4 December 2016 to conference-law@uwa.edu.au The conference will be held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia during 4 and 5 July 2017.

More information: http://www.law.uwa.edu.au/research/art-in-law-2017

Removal date: 6 July 2017


Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Asia

June 13–15, 2017 (Tuesday–Thursday)

Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Empirical legal studies are well established in the United States and are now part of the academic mainstream. In Asia, as compared to other “law and” disciplines, empirical legal studies appear to rise faster and spread wider. For legal empiricists, it is not enough. Both legal academia and policy-makers would benefit from a deeper understanding of the law in action as well as behaviors of courts, legislators, regulated parties, etc. Hosted by Academia Sinica in Taiwan and sponsored by the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS), the first Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Asia (CELSA) brings together academics from law and other fields who embrace the empirical turn and seek to develop empirical accounts of law and legal institutions in Asia. 

CELSA will be held on June 14–15, 2017 and includes up to seven panels with up to 5 parallel sessions. One of the parallel sessions will be reserved for papers using Asian data.

On June 13, there will be a symposium on “Do courts rule efficiently?”. Christoph Engel (Max Plank) is the keynote speaker. Michael Frakes (Northwestern), Michael Heise (Cornell), Bert Huang (Columbia), William Hubbard (Chicago), Florencia Marotta-Wugler (NYU), Anthony Niblett (Toronto), Ronen Avraham (Texas/Tel Aviv) and JJ Prescott (Michigan) plan to attend and present their original works. All registered CELSA participants are also welcome to attend (with a minimal fee). This symposium also counts as the 4th International Conference of Judicial System. The first three conferences were held in 2008, 2011, and 2014, all in Taipei organized by Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia

Papers are selected through a rigorous peer review process. CELSA will consider empirical papers across all areas of law. Quantitative data analysis is preferred. Only submissions in English are considered. While authors are strongly encouraged to submit works-in-progress, submissions should be completed drafts that present main findings. Submitted papers must be unpublished (and expected to be unpublished at the time of the conference). If accepted, authors will have an opportunity to submit a revised draft prior to the conference.

Each paper will be assigned a discussant and authors of accepted papers are expected to be willing to act as discussants of another paper. Although there is no commitment toward publication, conference speakers are invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.

For instructions on how to submit your paper, visit the SSRN website at http://hq.ssrn.com/conference=CELSA-2017.

Submission Deadline: 15 February 2017


Call for papers

international Legal Pluralism Conference: 9-11 August 2017, Syracuse, NY, USA

 

The next International Conference of the Commission on Legal Pluralism will take place in Syracuse (New York, USA) on August 9-11, 2017. The conference is organised in collaboration with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. The conference theme is: Citizenship, Legal Pluralism and Governance in the Age of Globalization. Please have a look here for an overview of accepted panels. The call for papers can be found here. You can submit your paper proposal until January 31, 2017. Prior to the conference, from 4-7 August, a course will be organized for young scholars on the main theories, themes and methodologies of legal pluralism. More information on the course can be found here.

For more information, visit http://commission-on-legal-pluralism.com/nl/home


Positions and Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowships at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute The Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute will award up to six Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for up to five years, beginning October 1, 2017. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $40,000. Applications will be considered only if the Ph.D. dissertation was completed no longer than seven years ago. For more information please see http://www.vanleer.org.il/en/content/polonsky-postdoctoral-fellowships
The deadline for submission is February 1,  2017.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Contemporary Social Theory and Law beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate must have a PhD in Sociology or socio-legal studies. Evidence of an active research program on contemporary social theory and a demonstrated ability to teach contemporary social theory at the undergraduate and graduate level are required. The successful candidate will also have a research program that contributes to the Department's thematic area of Crime, Law, and Security and the undergraduate Legal Studies program. Duties will include teaching contemporary social theory at the undergraduate and graduate level, teaching substantive undergraduate courses in socio-legal studies, and supervising graduate students in sociology or socio-legal studies. 

For more information about the position: http://www.universityaffairs.ca/search-job/?job_id=37842

Deadline: Feb 27, 2017


Baldy Center Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo plans to award several fellowships to scholars pursuing important topics in law, legal institutions, and social policy. Applications are invited from junior and senior scholars from law, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Please see more info at http://baldycenter.info/cgi-bin/applications/bfils17/application.cgi

Deadline: January 17, 2017


Postdoc fellowships at PluriCourts, University of Oslo 1-2 postdoctoral fellowships of up to three years in political science are available at PluriCourts, University of Oslo. We are looking for applicants who will contribute to PluriCourts' research agenda, by studying the functioning, effects and legitimacy of international courts and tribunals (ICs). We seek candidates with a background in judicial politics, international relations, comparative politics, political economy, public administration, or other relevant political science subfields. Successful candidates will develop their own research agenda, in collaboration with colleagues at PluriCourts. Possible research topics include, but are not restricted to; 1) judicial independence and politicization of ICs, 2) compliance with and effectiveness of ICs' decisions, 3) the effects of international judicialization on domestic politics, including redistribution of powers and resources between societal groups and actors, 4) judicial behavior and impartiality of judges, 5) the selection and retention of judges, 6) the social legitimacy of international courts, 7) descriptive and substantive representation of men and women in ICs, and 8) interest group litigation and the role of law and courts as a legitimation strategy for achieving political goals. Salary level 57-65 (NOK 486 100 to 567 100 pr. year)

Application deadline is January 25, 2017. Read the full announcement here: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1735565/70420?iso=no

Professor of Law at the University of Portsmouth’s School of Law The University of Portsmouth’s School of Law is ambitious and fast-growing with a track record of sustained excellence in teaching and learning.  This is evidenced by the consistently high scores in the National Student Survey, the excellent employability record of our graduates and our league table position.  We are now seeking to expand and enhance our research culture and have created two posts to drive this ambition forward. 

We are seeking a Professor of Law who has an appetite for research leadership. You will be highly regarded in your discipline and, with a proven research profile, be able to provide strong leadership to enrich the School’s research including support for our early career researchers.

Situated at the heart of a historic waterfront city, the University contributes significantly to economic regeneration in the city and its region, raising aspirations and encouraging future generations to benefit from higher education.

For detailed information regarding the vacancy please ensure you refer to our Professor of Law Candidate Application Pack, by visiting www.workforportsmouth.co.uk

For additional information about the vacancy, please select this link:ZZ003311 - Professor of Law (Combined Further Particulars).docx

Closing date January 26, 2017


Reader in Law, The University of Portsmouth’s School of Law The University of Portsmouth’s School of Law is ambitious and fast-growing with a track record of sustained excellence in teaching and learning.  This is evidenced by the consistently high scores in the National Student Survey, the excellent employability record of our graduates and our league table position.  We are now seeking to expand and enhance our research culture and have created two posts to drive this ambition forward. 

We are seeking a Reader in Law who has an appetite for research leadership. You will be highly regarded in your discipline and, with a proven research profile, be able to provide strong leadership to enrich the School’s research including support for our early career researchers.

Situated at the heart of a historic waterfront city, the University contributes significantly to economic regeneration in the city and its region, raising aspirations and encouraging future generations to benefit from higher education.

For detailed information regarding the vacancy please ensure you refer to our Reader in Law Candidate Application Pack, by visiting www.workforportsmouth.co.uk

For additional information about the vacancy, please select this link:ZZ602807 - Reader in Law (Combined Further Particulars).docx

Closing date January 26, 2017


Jack Miller Teaching and Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Legal Studies at Northwestern University, 2017-2019 Northwestern’s Center for Legal Studies is pleased to continue a collaborative partnership with the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History.  We seek applications for the centerpiece of the partnership:  a two-year post-doctoral fellowship held in residence at Northwestern University’s Center for Legal Studies beginning September 1, 2017.

A strong preference will be given to candidates working at the intersections of constitutional innovation, politics, and law in the context of the rise of eighteenth century invention, new understandings of property, the Enlightenment, and the creation of the United States. Particularly encouraged to apply are candidates in legal history, the history of political and economic thought, and/or political theory whose work is empirically grounded in the eighteenth century but has significant contemporary implications for questions of constitutionalism, liberty, equality, and democracy.

The post-doctoral fellow will offer three courses per year on topics pertaining to early American and Atlantic Enlightenment history, political and economic thought, and/or social science. In addition to engaging in an active research and publishing agenda, the candidate is expected to provide a reasonable amount of assistance with organizing other activities associated with the Fellowship and the Legal Studies Program.  The annual salary for the fellow is $50,000, plus fringe benefits and a $1,500 renewable annual research budget. The fellow is required to organize and participate in several activities associated with Jack Miller Center events at Northwestern. These activities include producing an essay on the fellow’s work; participating in the Annual Jack Miller Faculty Development Summer Institute for professors; working with Legal Studies faculty hosting a website that features the fellow’s work and other activities related to the Jack Miller Center; and planning, attending, and participating in the Law in Motion Lecture series. Generous funds are available to bring in scholars central to the fellow’s own scholarship for such events. This is a nine-month faculty appointment, and applicant must have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2017.

Applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications and field of interest, a CV, a writing sample, a sample syllabus of a proposed course, and two letters of recommendation (may be sent under separate cover). Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15, 2017.

Apply here: http://www.legalstudies.northwestern.edu/people/JMCPostDoc2017.html


2017 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition Fellowships span 22 agencies from all over the United States.

Applicants to the Public Fellows program must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2013 and June 18, 2017. Applicants must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2017.

Stipend: $67,500 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds over the course of the fellowship

Tenure: Two years; start date on August 1 or September 1, 2017, depending on the fellowship position

Further information about the application process and this year’s positions is available at www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/. ACLS will begin accepting applications on January 12, 2017. All applications must be submitted through ACLS's online application system (ofa.acls.org) by 8 pm EDT on March 22, 2017

Questions about the program may be addressed to publicfellows@acls.org


Law and Social Sciences Program Director at the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation is seeking candidates for a Program Director position in the Law and Social Sciences (LSS) Program within the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE).

Applicants must have a Ph.D., S.J.D., or J.S.D. relevant to law and social sciences, plus, after award of the Ph.D., S.J.D., or J.S.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. Applicants must have disciplinary training in basic social scientific research concerning law and law-like systems of rules, processes and behaviors.

In addition to above qualification, the ability to organize, implement and manage a proposal-driven grant program, allocate resources to meet a spectrum of goals and insure transparency and accountability in the grant award/declination management process is highly desired. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and work productively with the scientific community, peers and co-workers at all levels to advocate program policies and plans and to fulfill NSF's mission.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458984700

Deadline: January 30, 2017


Amherst College Visiting Assistant Professor in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought Amherst College's Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment for the 2017-2018 academic year.  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.  Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester 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, and focuses on one or more of the following areas:  legal history; global legality; post colonialism; law and literature; or constitutional interpretation.   The position requires a Ph.D. or a J.D.

Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/40061 a cover letter addressed to Professor Adam Sitze, curriculum vitae, sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 1, 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.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.


Temporary, full-time assistant professor of law and society at Ramapo College of New Jersey Ramapo College of New Jersey is seeking candidates for a temporary, full-time assistant professor of law and society position. The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses per academic year in each of the following broad categories in the major: (1) Race and Gender in American Law and Culture, (2) American Legal History, and (3) Law, Justice, and Morality, and participate in college service activities. Scholarship (or promise thereof) on critical socio-legal theory involving race, gender, class and/or similar categories of inequality required. Ph.D. required by start date in area relevant to the study and teaching of socio-legal phenomena. J.D. with practical experience preferred. Appointment shall be for one year, with possible reappointment up to three years.

For more information about the position: https://www.ramapojobs.com/job-details?jobID=88&job=assistant-professor-of-law-and-society-temporary

Removal date: February 15, 2017


Penn DCC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2017-18 on
“States of Religious Freedom”
The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism (DCC) invites applications for a one-year DCC Postdoctoral Fellow in any discipline whose research is pertinent to the Program’s 2017-2018 theme, “States of Religious Freedom.” 

According to the terms of The International Religious Freedom Act, passed by Congress in 1998, America’s history of religious freedom has endowed it with a special responsibility to promote this virtue abroad as a goal of foreign policy. The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor has compiled annual watchdog-style reports on every country in the world – except for the United States itself – ever since. Yet how exceptional or exemplary is the U.S. record of accommodating religious freedoms? How have other countries, informed by their own histories and circumstances, negotiated complex terrains of religion, statehood and citizenship? And what are the states of religious freedom around the world today, in light of current controversies over abortion, sexuality, changing gender roles, religiously-motivated terrorism, the rights of religious minorities, and the establishment of official religions? During its 2017-18 theme year on “States of Religious Freedom,” Penn DCC will study the U.S. experience within a comparative international context, exploring how states – as political entities – accommodate or hinder religious expression and culture, as well as how social conditions – states of collective being – affect and influence the practice of religious freedom.

The DCC program welcomes applicants engaged in empirical or normative scholarship, focused comparatively or on particular nations, regions, or communities, that explores these questions and seeks to assess the complex impact of the radically evolving media landscape on democratic politics, as well as on the closely related issues of citizenship and constitutional government.

The Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism program is an interdisciplinary initiative, funded by the Mellon Foundation, which includes a faculty seminar series and annual conference on themes chosen by the Program’s Faculty Advisory Council; a graduate workshop series; and undergraduate research grants. The DCC Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to participate in the faculty seminar series, teach an Undergraduate Seminar on a related topic, and join monthly meetings to discuss the progress of undergraduates receiving research grants. The Fellow also has the opportunity to pursue the Fellow’s research and study and participate generally in the intellectual life of the Penn community. Stipend is $53,800, plus health insurance.

Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their Ph.D. within five years prior to the time they begin their fellowship at Penn (i.e., May 2012 or later).

Application deadline: February 15, 2017.

Applications should be made through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/39687

For more information on the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, see the DCC Program website, http://www.sas.upenn.edu/dcc/ or contact DCC Administrator Matthew Roth at dcc-penn@sas.upenn.edu.

Call for Journal Papers

Call for journal papers at Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice The Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice seeks submissions for its 33rd volume, to be published in Spring 2017. Articles are reviewed on a rolling basis. HJREJ is committed to publishing manuscripts that address social and economic issues affecting racial and ethnic minorities, as well as publishing innovative works by minority scholars and students. Through an interdisciplinary approach, we confront the law on issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Please submit articles via Expresso or to hjrejsubmissions@gmail.com. Further information may be found at http://hjrej.com/ We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Removal date: May 1, 2017.


Liverpool Law Review The editorial board of the Liverpool Law Review invites proposals for special issues of the journal on dedicated themes or topics. The Liverpool Law Review is a tri-annual, double blind peer reviewed journal dedicated to the examination of United Kingdom, European, and international legal and social policy issues of contemporary interest. The journal features articles, commentaries, and reviews across a wide range of theoretical and practical legal and social policy matters. The broad remit employed by the journal means that we are willing to consider proposals for special issues concerned with  law or law in society  drawn from (but not limited to) the disciplines of law, social science and history. It is hoped to publish at least one special issue annually between 2017 and 2019.

Prospective convenors of special issue are warmly invited to contact the editors-in-chief, Dr Lorie Charlesworth (L.R.Charlesworth@ljmu.ac.uk) and Dr Gary Wilson (G.Wilson@ljmu.ac.uk) for an initial discussion.

For more information, visit: http://www.springer.com/law/journal/10991/PSE?detailsPage=press

Removal date: March 30, 2017


A Special Issue of Feminist Criminology
Women at Work in Criminal Justice Organizations
One of the more enduring feminist concerns entails why women remain disadvantaged and oppressed in the workplace. In criminal justice professions this debate is shaped not only by academic inquiries but by questions about the relation between women's oppression and liberation. The aim of this special issue is to explore the feminist critique of the under-representation of women at work and the gendering of the division of labor in criminal justice professions. We are particularly interested in articles that highlight the processes that socially construct the requirements of work which favor the powerful, support organizational class hierarchies embedded with inequality, and bureaucratic decision making in which inequalities are reproduced. We also seek articles that consider how women impact organizations, as well as policymaking intended to make the workplace equal. All articles should have either a policy or practice implication section that addresses women and work. We welcome papers that address one or more of these questions drawing on qualitative or quantitative work, theoretical arguments, or policy analysis. Prior to submitting a paper, please email a 500-word abstract/proposal to Cara E. Rabe-Hemp (cerabe@ilstu.edu) and Susan L. Miller (slmiller@udel.edu) by February 1, 2017.  If your abstract/proposal is selected, we will invite you to submit a paper to this special issue. Papers should be limited to 30 pages. All submissions will undergo anonymous review. If you have questions, please contact the Corresponding Guest Editor: Cara Rabe-Hemp at cerabe@ilstu.edu ccing Susan L. Miller at slmiller@udel.edu. Please put “Special Issue” in the subject line.  Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2017 with an anticipated publication date in early 2018.

Call for papers, the University of Oregon Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation The University of Oregon Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation invites proposals for papers for its 2017 Spring Issue on topics related to Coastal Resilience & Climate Change. This issue will coincide with JELL's Spring Symposium, hosted in early April at the University of Oregon School of Law in cooperation with the National Sea Grant.

How to Submit:
Interested persons should email a brief description of the proposal to jell@uoregon.edu by February 1, 2017. All accepted articles will be published in Spring 2017.

Removal Date: March 1, 2017

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