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From 2015 the Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence will be published by Cambridge University Press in partnership with Western University. We are pleased to announce that from 2015 the Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence (CJLJ) will be published by Cambridge University Press in partnership with the Faculty of Law, Western University.

As an international journal of legal thought, CJLJ biannually serves as a forum for the publication of scholarly writing in general and special jurisprudence and legal philosophy.
Through Cambridge this well-established journal will offer both online and print subscriptions for the very first time, together with a full back archive of issues.

CJLJ Editor Richard Bronaugh said: "While the journal's editorial board and its service as a broad forum for jurisprudence and legal philosophy will remain unchanged, we look forward to greater visibility and discoverability for CJLJ, notably through online access to all current and back issues and by means of Cambridge University Press's superior distribution practices."

On behalf of Cambridge University Press, Ella Colvin, Director of Publishing, Social Sciences added: "The Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence is well-known to scholars as one of the leading publications on jurisprudence globally. We are delighted to be able to add this excellent journal to our expanding journals list in law and to support the further development of its international visibility and readership".

The first issue of CJLJ to be published with Cambridge University Press will be available in early 2015. More information including details of how to submit a paper to this long-running journal can be found at journals.cambridge.org/cjlj

Removal date: 1/1/15


Nominations Accepted for the Edward S. Corwin Prize The Edward S. Corwin prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation in the field of public law. It carries a prize of $750. The Corwin award is for the best doctoral dissertation completed and accepted during that year or the previous year in the field of public law, broadly defined to include the judicial process, judicial behavior, judicial biography, courts, law, legal systems, the American constitutional system, civil liberties, or any other substantial area, or any work which deals in a significant fashion with a topic related to or having substantial impact on the American Constitution.  See a description here: http://oldapsa.apsanet.org/content_4122.cfm

The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2015. 

Nominations may be made via the American Political Science Association's dissertation nomination award cite (please select the Corwin award) or by email to Jonathan Simon, UC Berkeley, jsimon@law.berkeley.edu (Chair); Sarah Benesh, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, sbenesh@uwm.edu; or Ronald Kahn, Oberlin College, ronald.kahn@oberlin.edu.


Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History

June 14-27, 2015 at University of Wisconsin-Madison


The J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History is a biennial event sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies in conjunction with the American Society for Legal History (ASLH). Each Hurst Institute is organized and chaired by a well-known legal historian and includes visiting senior scholars who lead specialized sessions. For each Institute, a committee appointed by the ASLH reviews applications from beginning faculty members, doctoral students with completed or almost completed dissertations, and recent J.D. graduates, and selects 12 junior scholars from around the world as Institute Fellows.  The Fellows come to Madison for two weeks to participate in seminars, meet other legal historians, and discuss their own work. The two-week program is structured but informal, and features discussions of core readings in legal history and analysis of the work of the participants in the Institute.

Application Period:  12/1/14 – 1/15/15

More Information and Application Details:   http://law.wisc.edu/ils/2015hurstinstitute/fellowshipannouncement.html

 


Calls

RCSL 2015 Meeting in Brazil RCSL Annual Meeting will be held in Canoas, Brazil, on May 5 to 8, 2015, in collaboration with ABraSD (Associação Brasileira de Pesquisqdores em Sociologia do Direito [Brazilian Association of Researchers in the Sociology of Law]). The general theme is “Sociology of Law on the Move: Perspectives from Latin America” but there are also WG and Independent Sessions. Registration without immediate payment and submission of paper proposal began on September 2, 2014: www.sociologyoflaw2015.com.br/english

Submission deadline is January 10, 2015


ISA RCSL Call for nominations for Podgòrecki Prize The ISA RCSL Jury Committee for the Podgòrecki Prize calls for nominations for the Senior Prize, which will be awarded in 2015 to a socio-legal scholar for their outstanding lifetime contribution to socio-legal scholarship and research. The 2015 Prize Jury is composed of Prof Robert Dingwall (UK), Prof Stephan Parmentier (Belgium), and Prof. Maria Ines Bergoglio (Argentina). The 2015 Jury notes that all the previous winners of this award have been men. Although our decision will be based strictly on the merits of the candidates, and the case presented in nominating them, we would particularly welcome the opportunity to consider nominations on behalf of some of the outstanding women scholars in our field. Full details of the nomination procedure - deadline 14 February 2015 - can be found at http://rcsl.iscte.pt/rcsl_apodgpr15_call.htm

Call for Papers: International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy Meeting Washington, DC, from 27 July – 1 August 2015 The XXVII World Congress of the International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) is accepting submissions for individual papers and group panels (“special working groups”), to be presented during its meeting this summer in Washington, DC, from 27 July – 1 August 2015.  The theme for the meeting is “Law, Reason, and Emotion,” but papers and panels need not relate to this theme. The rules for submitting papers are as follows: 
  • Abstracts must be in English, French, Spanish, or German and should be under 400 words.
  • There are no specific formatting requirements.
  • Papers may have more than one author.
  • There is no limit to the number of papers per author.

Papers or proposed special working groups must be submitted by March 15, 2015, to: submissions@ivr2015.org

For more information and to register for the meeting please visit the website, http://ivr2015.org/

Confirmed plenary speakers include Prof. Kwame Anthony Appiah, of New York University, USA; Prof. Dr. Ko Hasegawa, of Hokkaido University, Japan; Prof. Dr. Matthias Mahlmann, of University of Zurich, Switzerland; Prof. Dr.Patricia Mindus, of Uppsala University, Sweden;  Prof. Dr. Judge Andras Sajo, of the European Court of Human Rights; and Prof. Robin West, of Georgetown University Law Center, USA. 

Removal date:  April 1, 2015


Call for papers: International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy The International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) is accepting submissions for individual papers and group sessions (special workshops), to be presented at the XXVII World Congress this summer in Washington, DC, from 27 July – 1 August 2015. The theme for the meeting is “Law, Reason, and Emotion,” but papers and panels need not be restricted to this theme.
The rules for submitting papers are as follows:
 Abstracts must be in English, French, Spanish, or German and under 400 words.
 There are no specific formatting requirements.
 Papers may have more than one author.
 There is no limit to the number of papers per author.
 Special Workshops must be proposed by February 15, 2015 to: submissions@ivr2015.org
 Papers must be submitted by March 15, 2015, to: submissions@ivr2015.org
For more information and to register for the meeting, please visit the website, http://ivr2015.org.

Call for Papers and Posters: Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender 8 May 2015; University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland This symposium seeks to explore the interface between occupation, transitional justice and gender. The starting point for exploration is based in feminist concerns that are broadly focused on issues of power, control and hierarchies. More specifically, feminist theorizing acknowledges that women’s needs during times of occupation, conflict, and/or transition are often ignored, sidelined or essentialised; recent research is also looking into masculinities during these periods. While much research has explored transitional justice and gender, there has been limited research on the relationship and complexities of occupation and gender. Furthermore, there is a dearth of research on how these three concepts intersect, inform and/or impact each other.

The Postgraduate participants will get substantive and thorough feedback during the symposium from faculty with expertise in gender/transition and/or law of armed conflict. The event will feature Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as the keynote speaker. Gender experts from the Transitional Justice Institute and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences at the University of Ulster will also participate. Furthermore, there will also be a praxis session involving domestic and international work related to women’s grassroots involvement in transitional justice mechanisms. 

Further details
www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/documents/cfp_Symposium_Occupation_Transitional_JusticeGender_2015.pdf

We invite papers and posters from postgraduate students (PhD and Masters). Please send a title, a 200-word abstract, and a short one-paragraph biography by 31 December 2014 to Rimona Afana (afana-r@email.ulster.ac.uk) and Stephanie Chaban (chaban-s@email.ulster.ac.uk).

Call for Nominations: ISA RCSL Podgòrecki Prize 2015 The ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Law established the Podgòrecki Prize in 2004, to honour the memory of Adam Podgòrecki, the founding father of RCSL and a leading figure within the international sociological community. A jury of RCSL, chosen by the RCSL President, awards the prize annually for outstanding achievements in socio-legal research, in alternate years for either distinguished and outstanding lifetime achievements, or outstanding scholarship of a socio-legal researcher at an earlier stage of his or her career.
The prize for lifetime achievements will be awarded as an honorary prize, symbolised by a commemorative certificate, to honour outstanding and exemplary colleagues who have produced guiding and inspiring work. The prize for emerging socio-legal scholars will be a commemorative certificate and a money prize, to honour and encourage colleagues that have yet to leave a mark on the international level of production of socio-legal research but who have published one or more significant works within no later than 10 year of his or her doctorate.
General information about the prize and the Podgòrecki Prize rules can be found at: http://rcsl.iscte.pt/rcsl_apodgpr.htm

Call for 2015 nominations
The ISA RCSL Jury Committee for the Podgòrecki Prize calls for nominations for the Senior Prize, which will be awarded in 2015 to a socio-legal scholar for their outstanding lifetime contribution to socio-legal scholarship and research. Previous winners of this prize have been: 2013: Volkmar Gessner (Germany) and Terence Halliday (USA), 2011: David Nelken (Italy), 2009: Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Portugal), 2007: Richard Abel (USA) and Vincenzo Ferrari (Italy), 2005: Erhard Blankenburg (The Netherlands). The 2015 Committee notes that all the previous winners of this award have been men. Although our decision will be based strictly on the merits of the candidates, and the case presented in nominating them, we would particularly welcome the opportunity to consider nominations on behalf of some of the outstanding women scholars in our field.

Nominations require the support of at least two members of the RCSL, and should include the candidate’s CV and a brief letter of support from each nominator. It is desirable, but not essential, that nominees are members of RCSL. Previous nominees may be re-nominated in this 2015 round, with updated letters and CVs. The Jury does not have access to previous correspondence or reviews.

Publications can be in any language. For works in languages other than those familiar to the Prize Committee, the nominations should give some indication of the value of the work and provide selected translations. To consider works in less well-known languages, the Jury Committee can co-opt and consult other RCSL members.
Nominations should be sent to the Chair of the jury, Robert Dingwall: Robert.dingwall@ntlworld.com to be received by midnight GMT on 14 February 2015. The prize will be awarded at the Annual RCSL meeting in Brazil, 5-8 May 2015.

The 2015 Prize Jury is composed of Prof Robert Dingwall (UK), Prof Stephan Parmentier (Belgium), and Prof. Maria Ines Bergoglio (Argentina).


Call for Papers- Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, and Georgetown University Law School invite submissions for the eleventh meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop to be held at Columbia Law School Law in New York City on June 8 & 9, 2015.
More info: http://web.law.columbia.edu/law-culture/law-and-humanities-junior-scholar-workshop

Deadline: Submissions (in Word, no pdf files) will be accepted until January 5, 2015, and should be sent by e-mail to: Center for the Study of Law and Culture, culture@law.columbia.edu. Please be sure to include your name, institutional affiliation (if any), telephone and e-mail contact information.

Call for Applications: SRCD Policy Fellowship Program The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is seeking applicants for SRCD Policy Fellowships for 2015-2016. There are two types of fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both types of fellowships provide researchers with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, D.C. and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within congressional or federal agency offices. Fellowships are full-time immersion experiences and run from September 1st, 2015 through August 31st, 2016. The SRCD Office for Policy and Communications in Washington, D.C. facilitates the fellowship experience and is available as a resource throughout the year. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.srcd.org/policy-media/policy-fellowships

Removal date: December 15, 2014


Call for Papers, The Society for the Study of Social Problems, Auguest 21-23, 2015 The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) invites submissions for the 65th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, August 21-23, 2015.  The program theme selected by President Marlese Durr is  Removing the Mask, Lifting the Veil: Race, Class, and Gender in the 21st Century.  The submission deadline is January 31, 2015.

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.
For meeting information visit: http://www.sssp1.org

Please e-mail us if you have any questions: sssp@utk.edu.


40th conference of the New York African Studies Association A special three-college conference in the capital of New York State will mark the 40th conference of the New York African Studies Association. On 3-4 April 2015 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Union College in Schenectady, and Albany Law School will host “Africa, Its Diaspora, and Laws.” For this conference, “laws” will be defined in the broadest sense that includes in addition to the usual definitions of statutory, common, indigenous, religious, and constitutional law, laws of science, “social Darwinism,” economic laws (Adam Smith, neoliberalism, trade laws, etc.), literary canon law, biological “laws” of health, the court of public opinion and “social laws.” NYASA 2015 welcomes proposals for presentations, panels, posters, and roundtables that address topics of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, identity, nationalism, health, religion, spirituality, politics, arts, economics, science, performance, and other pertinent topics.   Conference submission email: nyasa2015@gmail.com.

For more information: www.albanylaw.edu/event/africanstudies/Pages/default.aspx

Removal date: April 5, 2015


Call for Proposals

Academic symposium celebrating the 145th anniversary of the 15th Amendment and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

On September 23-25, 2015, the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and other units of Mississippi State University will host an academic symposium celebrating the 145th anniversary of the 15th Amendment and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Several key note speakers will be featured, and individual papers and panels are invited.  One-page proposals for individual speakers, two- page proposals for a complete panel, and appropriate vita should be sent, no later than February 1, 2015, to the chair of the Panel Selection Committee, Dean Chris Snyder, Shackouls Honors College, P.O. Box EH, Mississippi State, MS, 39762.  For further information, please visit www.usgrantlibrary.org or contact John F. Marszalek johnmarsz@yahoo.com or Meg Henderson, mhenderson@library.msstate.edu, or call 662-325-4552.

Call for Papers and Participation - New York State Political Science Association 69th Annual Conference April 10-11, 2015 SUNY Plattsburgh – Plattsburgh, NY The conference provides an excellent venue for academics, researchers, students and professionals in private and public organizations to discuss issues and share their work related to political science and associated disciplines.  We welcome proposals from history, philosophy, psychology, gender studies, economics, law, organizational studies, and sociology as well as interdisciplinary proposals. Conference highlights include NYSPSA awards for the best conference student and faculty/practitioner papers. Membership in the association is open to political science students and professionals inside and outside New York State, and a year's membership is automatic with registration for the conference.  The event usually draws 175 to 250 panelists and round table participants, and features a book display. The site of the conference rotates each year between upstate and downstate university host campuses.

For more information: www.nyspsa.org/annual-conference/2015-conference-call-for-papers-participation/

Removal date: March 31, 2015



Positions and Fellowships

Department of Criminology, Law and Society
George Mason University

Two Assistant Professor Tenure Track Positions

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

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. More information and the application requirements can be found at https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/33412.

Removal date: February 1, 2015


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

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

Applications should include a current CV, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, samples of publications or other work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Candidate materials should be electronically submitted to apply.interfolio.com/25656 with which letters will be solicited for separate submission. Priority will be given to applications received before October 1, 2014. Questions about the application process should be directed to: Professor Katherine Beckett, Search Committee Chair; kbeckett@uw.edu.

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

Removal date 1/1/15


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

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

Apply at http://apptrkr.com/498837. Refer to Position #JPF00148-15 in all correspondence.
This position is open until filled. EOE

Removal date: 12/31/2014


Assistant Professor in Sociology at SUNY New Paltz The SUNY New Paltz Department of Sociology is hiring an Assistant Professor in Sociology. The primary responsibility will be to teach the Department of Sociology’s Concentration in Criminology, including elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise in addition to core required sociology classes. The teaching load is typically three courses per semester. The candidate should have expertise in the areas of criminology and deviance with preference being given to those utilizing critical criminology perspectives. The successful applicant will also be expected to demonstrate and maintain a strong scholarly agenda, to advise students and to contribute to the life and work of the department and the college.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in sociology or criminology required; exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered. Post- secondary teaching experience highly desired.
Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Please note search number F14-19 on all materials submitted in connection with this search. Please submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and a detailed description of teaching experience (including syllabi and a summary of student evaluations) to SociologySearch@newpaltz.edu (preferred format is Microsoft Word, file extension “.doc”). Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline/removal date: December 31, 2014.
URL: http://www.newpaltz.edu/hr/displayjobdetails.php?id=1587


Director, The American Bar Foundation The American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites applications for the position of Director.  The Director leads the foremost research institute dedicated to the empirical study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes.

The Director oversees the ABF research program through the management of 16 Research Professors, five Faculty Fellows, a full-time support staff of 15, and a part-time research assistance staff of 20. Candidates should have a J.D. with a strong preference for a Ph.D. in social sciences or humanities; a record of institutional leadership, including administrative and  financial management; success in fundraising and academic grantsmanship; experience and familiarity with the design and conduct of empirical inter-disciplinary research on law; familiarity with the organized bar and legal profession; and skill in communicating results of scholarly research to legal and public audiences, including stakeholders. The director is charged with building upon the distinction of the ABF as a premiere institute for cutting-edge empirical research on law. Administrative responsibilities include directing, supervising, and promoting institutional research program; producing multi-year plans for faculty research; directing and participating in institutional fundraising; recruiting and retaining an excellent faculty; generating and managing the institutional budget; managing the research faculty and staff; building a comprehensive communications program to all the ABF’s constituencies; and regularly reporting to the ABF Board on the research program and other activities. Applications are invited for the Director’s position, which will become available on September 1, 2015.  The ABF encourages applications from women and minorities.  For full consideration, all submissions should be received by December 15, 2014, and must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. 

Established in 1952, the ABF is a nonprofit, independent institute which conducts research on law, legal behavior and legal institutions in the U.S. and internationally. The research program is conducted by an interdisciplinary faculty of Research Professors who have advanced degrees in such diverse fields as anthropology, criminology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology and sociology.

Contact Amy Schlueter or Terry Halliday, Research Professor and Chair, Faculty Search Committee, American Bar Foundation, 750 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, e-mail (halliday@abfn.org), telephone (312-988-6593).

For more information:
www.americanbarfoundation.org/about/Director_Search_2015.html

Removal: 1/15/15


Assistant Professor, Criminology
Dominican University (River Forest, IL)
The Department of Sociology and Criminology at Dominican University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminology to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will demonstrate research and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas:  law and  the criminal legal system; gangs; critical approaches to policing;  deviance and social control;  race, gender, sexuality and crime; restorative justice, white collar crime, immigration; and international criminology. Additional areas of interest are welcome. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity within higher education.  Candidates are expected to be able to teach and develop courses in criminology and sociology including Introduction to Criminology and Introduction to Sociology and gateway courses in the Criminology major as well as upper division theory courses.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology or criminology. Dominican University is an equal employment opportunity employer seeking applicants from underrepresented groups.

To view the full description and to apply, visit https://jobs.dom.edu.

Removal Date: December 7, 2014


Full-time tenure-track position at Arizona State University The School of Social Transformation, an interdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University (https://sst.clas.asu.edu/), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track/tenured Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in research and teaching surrounding the causes, consequences of, and solutions for ending structural inequality and discrimination in the U.S., with particular attention to intersecting social categories. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is August 2015. For detailed information  https://sst.clas.asu.edu/faculty-positions
This position will close January 5, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowships at Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis 2015-2016

The Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis invite applications from all disciplines for post-doctoral resident fellowships to be held during the academic year of 2015-2016 from individuals working on topics related to Ethical Subjects: Moralities, Laws, Histories, directed by Professors Seth Koven and Judith Surkis, Rutgers Department of History.

Who and what counts as an ethical subject? “Ethical Subjects” brings together two sets of inquiries: how certain domains of deliberation come to be topics of ethical scrutiny, and how people claim recognition as moral agents in the world. In different times and places, moral argument and moral feeling have been mobilized in the name of many causes, from “civilizing missions” to civil disobedience. They continue to figure prominently in debates about “development,” humanitarian intervention, bioethics, inequality, civil and human rights. In these debates cynicism and sincere conviction can jostle one another uneasily. In attending to multiple perspectives, “Ethical Subjects” challenges methodological divides between “bottom-up” and “top-down” approaches. We hope to explore an overlapping terrain, between the study of lives, subjects and practices, on the one hand; and legal, ethical, political, and religious frameworks, on the other. 
Our project is guided by several key questions: Under what historical conditions do particular issues (e.g., the traffic in women or children’s rights, forms of unfree and exploitative labor, drone warfare or marriage) first become a focus of ethico-political debate and regulation (state or international), while others remain in the shadows? How are morality and law disarticulated and rearticulated when people and ideas move across borders? Can humanist inquiry help to negotiate the complex interrelations between morality and law when these come into conflict? What new kinds of politics and ethical practices emerge out of such disjunctures?  “Ethical Subjects” will explore such questions in an intensive series of seminars and discussions during the year.

Fellows will receive stipends of $42,000 annually as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000; they will also receive Rutgers University health benefits. Fellows will teach one course per semester during the one-year appointment, pursue research, and participate in seminars and other activities at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis.  The theme for 2015-2016 will be “Ethical Subjects.” (See http://rcha.rutgers.edu/ethical-subjects/project-description for details). Applications consisting of a CV, a three to five page description of your research project and its significance to the theme, and 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/27514. Applications must be received by January 16, 2015. Not limited to recent Ph.D.s; applicants must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2015.

University of California Santa Cruz

Lecturer in Legal Studies

The Politics department and the Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Lecturer with Security of Employment, or Potential for Security of Employment, in Legal Studies. The Legal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, administered by the Politics Department, which seeks to integrate the study of law and legal issues through the contributions and insights of many diverse fields of study. We welcome candidates whose education, professional activities and teaching combine public law and public policy with one or more of the following: gender, race, social movements, and social justice. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach six courses, including large introductory lectures through upper division topical electives and senior capstones, as well as fulfill administrative and service responsibilities to advance the program, such as student project supervision and curriculum development. 

Learn more at: http://apptrkr.com/538031

Removal Date: January 30,2015


Professor & Department Head – Global Studies & Modern Languages at Drexel University The College of Arts & Sciences at Drexel University seeks a Department Head to lead the establishment of a new Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, starting September 2015. This Department will be positioned at the cutting-edge of global education and scholarship, emphasizing transnational processes and interactions, global structures of power, and the movement of ideas, people, commodities, technologies, and risks. The department will be rigorously multi- and trans-disciplinary, and will draw upon both multiple regional emphases as well as multilingual education.

The new Department will consolidate a highly successful program in International Area Studies (IAS) and a Modern Languages Program. The new Head will oversee this integration creating joint appointments with faculty from a range of disciplines; hiring new, core faculty; and promoting and facilitating global research. Modern Languages currently offers minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, and the IAS major – organized around themed-based concentrations - has successfully attracted an increasing number of outstanding students. We expect this growth trend to continue under the leadership of the new department head.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in the humanities or social sciences, with a demonstrated dedication to global and transnational studies; have an outstanding record as a researcher, teacher, administrator, and mentor; and either hold the rank of Full Professor or be ready to achieve that rank. The Department Head will be essential in charting the future of the new Department and should demonstrate leadership abilities such as inspiring the creation of new programs, managing the needs of faculty, and overseeing curricular improvements.

Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references should be submitted to www.drexeljobs.com. Preference will be given to applications received on or before December 1st although we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Mimi Sheller (mbs67@drexel.edu).

Removal: December 15, 2014


Baldy Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 2015-16

The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo plans to award several fellowships for 2015-16 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. 

Fellows are expected to participate regularly in Baldy Center events, but otherwise have no obligations beyond vigorously pursuing their research. Fellows receive standard university research privileges (access to university libraries, high-speed Internet, office space, computer equipment, phone, website space, working paper series, etc.) and are encouraged to develop collaborative research projects with SUNY Buffalo faculty members where appropriate. Those who wish to teach a course to aid their research or gain teaching experience can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. 

Completed applications are due no later than February 2, 2015

For more information, please see http://baldycenter.info/cgi-bin/applications/bfils15/application.cgi


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

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

Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interests and of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation and sample of published work to http://apply.interfolio.com/25596 by February 1, 2015. The deadline for submissions has been extended. The Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 2, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

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


Fellowships in Tel Aviv The GlobalTrust research project at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law studies the extent to which states that exercise regulatory functions should take into account the interests and preferences of foreign individuals and communities located outside their boundaries. Participants in this project explore the possible moral and legal grounds for requiring states to take other-regarding considerations into account and the institutional mechanisms that could legitimize the external review of states’ compliance with such obligations.

Funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant, the project offers three types of fellowships: post-doctoral, doctoral and short-term visiting fellowships.
Application deadline (for the academic year of 2015-2016): 1 February, 2015.

More information can be found in the attached call and also at http://globaltrust.tau.ac.il/fellowships/


Director of Legal Studies, University of California, Berkeley School of Law The Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Legal Studies. This is a three-year renewable contract position at 100% time. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/547722. The final deadline for applications is January 15, 2015. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University-Bloomington The Indiana University Center for Law, Society, and Culture will appoint two post-doctoral fellows for the 2015-16 academic year. We invite applications from scholars of law, the humanities, or social sciences working in the field of sociolegal studies. Pre-tenure scholars, recently awarded PhDs, and those with equivalent professional degrees are encouraged to apply. Advanced graduate students may also apply, but evidence of completion of the doctoral degree or its equivalent is required before beginning the fellowship.

Fellows will devote a full academic year to research and writing in furtherance of a major scholarly project, and will receive a stipend plus a research allowance, health insurance, other benefits, and workspace at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. They will conduct research at Indiana University and participate in the activities of the Center, which include an annual symposium, a colloquia series, and regular workshops and lectures. (The term of the appointment will be 10 to 12 months, beginning August 1, 2015. The amount of the stipend will be the same regardless of the duration of the appointment.)

Deadline: January 5, 2015

For more information about how to apply, please visit: http://www.law.indiana.edu/centers/lawsociety/postdoctoral-fellowship.shtml


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 10, 2015. The Fellowship offers an annual stipend of $40,000. Applications will be considered only if the Ph.D. dissertation was completed no longer than eight years ago. For more information please see http://www.vanleer.org.il/en/content/polonsky-postdoctoral-fellowships
The deadline for submission is February 1, 2015.

University of California Santa Cruz

Lecturer in Legal Studies
Position description: The Politics department and the Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Lecturer with Security of Employment, or Potential for Security of Employment, in Legal Studies. The Legal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, administered by the Politics Department, which seeks to integrate the study of law and legal issues through the contributions and insights of many diverse fields of study. We welcome candidates whose education, professional activities and teaching combine public law and public policy with one or more of the following: gender, race, social movements, and social justice. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach six courses, including large introductory lectures through upper division topical electives and senior capstones, as well as fulfill administrative and service responsibilities to advance the program, such as student project supervision and curriculum development.

Learn more at: http://apptrkr.com/538031

Removal Date: January 30,2015

American Bar Foundation Visiting Scholar Program Information The American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites scholars to join our intellectual community for the 2015-2016 academic year.  We encourage national and international scholars on leave or sabbatical to take advantage of our diverse sociolegal community and excellent facilities.  We offer an office, telephone, computer, and library access, but no stipend.

Preference will be given to visitors whose scholarship coincides with the research agenda of the ABF, and who will be in residence full-time for all or part of the year.  Summer visits are possible.  Visitors are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the ABF, including a weekly seminar.

If you have an interest in this opportunity, please send an email to Erin Watt at ewatt@abfn.org , Subject Line:  Visiting Scholars Program, which states (1) the topic on which you are working, (2) the preferred dates for residence, (3) the days each week you would expect to be at the ABF, and (4) attach a CV.  Applications should be received no later than April 1, 2015.  Applications will be considered as space allows.  The ABF Appointments Committee will review applications and prospective visitors will be notified accordingly.

http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/fellowships/Call_for_Visiting_Scholars___Past_Scholars.html


The Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) offers a Regulation Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Law School The Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) offers a Regulation Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Designed for scholars interested in pursuing academic careers related to regulation or administrative law, the Regulation Fellow will enjoy faculty access to Penn Law services and full participation in all events of the Penn Program on Regulation. The Fellowship will provide a full year of funding and will be eligible for renewal for an additional year.

Regulation Fellows must have earned a law degree or have completed or be pursuing a PhD or equivalent in a related field, and should not yet have held a full-time tenure track legal academic appointment. The Regulation Fellows program provides an excellent opportunity for doctoral or postdoctoral research. The Fellow will be expected to produce at least one original academic work during each year of funding, and part of the Fellow’s time will include support of the Penn Program on Regulation, including the development of PPR reports and proposals.

To apply, submit the following materials:

    Detailed research proposal
    Writing sample(s)
    Curriculum vitae
    Law school and/or graduate school transcript(s)
    Two references, minimum (at least one must be an academic reference)

Applications should be submitted by January 15, 2015.

Electronic applications are preferred, and applicants are encouraged to submit the above materials in electronic form to regulation@law.upenn.edu.  Alternatively, applicants may submit a paper copy of their application to:

Penn Program on Regulation
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204
www.pennreg.org


Investigator, Harvard University Reporting directly to the Title IX Officer/Director of the Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Dispute Resolution (ODR) with a dotted line report to the Lead Investigator. The Investigator conducts investigations, handles informal resolutions and is available to answer questions as a member of the ODR and also plays an important role in meeting the University’s training and education obligations under Title IX, VAWA, and other federal or state civil rights laws. With case-related guidance from the Lead Investigator, the Investigator   is responsible for his/her caseload, partnering with school designees throughout the investigative process, conducting legally sufficient investigations, meeting established timelines and treating all constituents engaged in the complaint process with sensitivity and neutrality. To apply and view full job description please visit: http://www.Click2apply.net/khwsf7n

Deadline for Removal: June 30, 2016