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Join the Baldy Center on October 23, 2015 for a one-day conference.

Just over thirty years ago, David Engel published “The Oven Bird’s Song: Insiders, Outsiders, and Personal Injuries in an American Community” in Law and Society Review.

Engel’s research revealed the attitudes that residents in a rural Illinois community brought to contested cultural issues regarding personal injury, dispute resolution, social change, and law. The article quickly became one of the signature contributions to the law and society movement, a kind of instant classic.

Join the Baldy Center on October 23, 2015 for a one-day conference that will take a full measure of the article and its impact from the vantage points of the varied disciplines that inform sociolegal studies. The symposium will examine the intellectual context within which the article was written, its effect on interdisciplinary studies of institutional actors, the pedagogical opportunities and challenges presented by the work, and the continuing influence of “The Oven Bird’s Song” on law and society scholarship.

Lineup includes: Marc Galanter, Stewart Macaulay, Barbara Yngvesson, Alfred Konesfsky, Anna-Maria Marshall, Valerie Hans, Lynn Mather, Eve Darian-Smith, Renee Cramer, Michael McCann, Anne Bunting, Neil Vidmar, Yoshitaka Wada, Jamie Longazel, Anne Bloom, Scott Barclay, David Engel

Location: Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, Buffalo, New York

Details: Friday October 23, 2015. 8:30-5:00.

Contact: Mary Nell Trautner, trautner@buffalo.edu


2015 meetings of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ)  Flinders Law School in Adelaide, South Australia will be hosting the 2015 meetings of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) both of which should be of interest to law and society scholars. The theme of the ANZSOC Conference (25-27 Nov) is Security and Rule of Law: The changing face of criminal justice.

LSAANZ meets 30 Nov-2 Dec and Lynn Mather, former LSA President, will be delivering a keynote address, together with by indigenous law expert Jacinta Ruru and leading legal theorist Margaret Davies. LSAANZ conference themes includeCriminal law and criminologies; Disabilities, ageing and the law; Indigenous legal cultures; Legal activism and transformations; Legal institutions: professions and education; Legal spaces and geographies; Legal subjectivities, citizens and rights;Research methods and ethics; Restorative, community and social justice; and Transgressing boundaries: regulation, emerging technologies and govern mentalities.

Further information available at:
http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/ccpr/anzsoc-2015.cfm 
http://www.aomevents.com/LSAANZ2015 

Removal date: 3 December 2015


Call for Submissions for Through the Prison Gate: An Exploration of Issues from Orange is the New Black Set in a female correctional facility, Jenji Kohan’s Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, provides a diverse cast, a presentation of some feminist themes, and a critical reflection on the U.S. prison system.  The limits to the diversity represented in the show and the social justice issues raised (either in a subtle fashion or overtly) by the show provide a good foundation for critical reflection on media representations and on the experiences of female inmates in the U.S. prison system. 

This multidisciplinary work will include essays by academic scholars and former female inmates. The aim of the anthology is to highlight the many areas raised impacting incarcerated women overtly and subtly in the show. These areas include those of a social justice nature, media representations of incarcerated women, and the myriad issues that include but are not limited to cultural representations of race, class, gender, and /or sexuality of transgender women inmates; racial dynamics; gender and female prison structures/policies, and reproduction and parenting for female inmates in the U.S.

The goal of our edited collection is to bring together scholars from diverse fields (Popular Culture; Sociology; Women’s Studies; Social Work; Criminal Justice; Psychology; Public Health) to consider both the media representations as well as the social justice issues for female inmates alluded to in Orange is the New Black (OITNB).  Possible topics include, but are not limited to: cultural representations of prison staff in OITNB; cultural representations of race, class, gender, and /or sexuality in OITNB; social justice issues for transgender inmates in the U.S.; racial dynamics within female prisons in the U.S.; gender and female prison structures/policies; history of women in prison and women’s prisons; re-incarcerated and previously incarcerated women; self and identity; gender, race, and sentencing; and reproduction and parenting for female inmates in the U.S.

We would like to receive 500-word drafts of chapters submitted for consideration by October 1, 2015. We will notify authors regarding the status of their submission by October 30, 2015. If accepted, the full chapter will be due by March 1, 2016. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

Please email a copy of your submission to the editors: Shirley A. Jackson (jacksons1@southernct.edu) and Laurie Gordy (laurie.gordy@newbury.edu). Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.


The Berlin Prize Call for Applications 2016-2017 The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017. The deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (12 noon EST or 6 pm CET). Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Berlin office.

The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 20 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others. Fellowships are typically awarded for an academic semester or, on occasion, for an entire academic year. 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 individuals based permanently in the United States. Candidates in academic disciplines must have completed a PhD at the time of application. Candidates working in other fields—such as journalism, filmmaking, law, or public policy—must have equivalent professional degrees. Writers should have published at least one book at the time of application. The Academy gives priority to a proposal’s scholarly merit rather than any specific relevance to Germany. Please note that the Inga Maren Otto Berlin Prize in Music Composition and the Guna S. Mundheim Berlin Prize in the Visual Arts are invitation-only competitions. We also do not accept applications in mathematics and the hard sciences.

Following a peer-reviewed evaluation process, an independent Selection Committee reviews finalist applications. The 2016-2017 Berlin Prizes will be announced in late February 2016.

For further information and to apply online, please see www.americanacademy.de/home/fellows/applications  

 


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Call for Papers
The Law and Society Association and the Center for Law and Society at the University of Cape Town December 9-11, 2016

Deadline for Proposals Extended to September 25, 2015

The Law and Society Association and the Centre for Law and Society at the University of Cape Town will be holding a joint workshop in Cape Town, December 9-11th, 2016. Approximately 50 participants will be recruited from around Africa and also selected internationally from members of LSA who apply by responding to this call for papers. The hope of the organizers is that prospective participants will offer to present their initial papers as part of the Africa CRN at the New Orleans meeting of the Law and Society Association from June 6-9, 2016. Please note that participation at the New Orleans meeting will require a separate application process. However, those who cannot attend the New Orleans conference, especially from Africa, will not be excluded.

The working title for the workshop is: ‘Dynamism, Liminality, Reality? Policy, Research and the Law in an Afropolitan Era’.  The conference aims to problematize how policy, research and the law respond to an environment that is at once fluid and responsive, but also focused on social problems that are at times deep-seated and entrenched. Theme panels will focus on:

  • Discretion and Impunity
  • Legal Recognition of Law and Culture
  • Justice and Judging in Transition
  • Citizenship in Africa
  • Sustainability of Legal Institutions
  • Methodologies in Socio-legal Research

Additional panels will be constructed around papers focused on the following keywords: education, resistance, human rights, human security, housing, water, socioeconomic rights, labour, environmental concerns, corruption, urbanism, xenophobia, migration, and language.

Anyone who is interested in being selected to participate in the Cape Town workshop in December 2016 is encouraged to submit a paper proposal based on any of the above themes or keywords. Paper proposals of a minimum of 1000 words (to meet the new LSA Meeting requirements) should be emailed to the co-chairs of the Cape Town workshop: Heinz Klug (Klug@wisc.edu) and Kelley Moult (Kelley.Moult@uct.ac.za) by September 25, 2015.

African scholars at institutions on the African continent whose papers are selected for the Cape Town workshop will receive funding support, to the extent made possible by the workshop budget, in order to attend the workshop.

We look forward to your proposals. Please share this call with your colleagues and anyone who might be interested in submitting a paper proposal.


International Legal Ethics Conference VII: The Ethics & Regulation of Lawyers Worldwide: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

July 14-16, 2016 Fordham Law School in New York City

LSA members are encouraged to submit paper and program proposals and participate in the International Legal Ethics Conference VII: The Ethics & Regulation of Lawyers Worldwide: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, which will take place July 14-16, 2016 at Fordham Law School in New York City. More than 300 legal academics, practitioners and regulators from around the world will convene to discuss issues of common interest relating to ethics and the legal profession, including: access to justice, the rule of law, ethics in clinical education, professionalism, globalization, interdisciplinary approaches, lawyers as societal role models, and many others. 

Topics will be explored from different legal cultures, including both common law and civil law traditions, and by speakers from different parts of the world, including both developed and developing nations. ILEC VII panels and discussions will be organized around these 8 themes:

Culture, Technology, Ethics and Society , Empirical Perspectives on the Legal Profession and Legal Ethics, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Legal Profession, Philosophy and Legal Ethics, Regulation of the Legal Profession and Judiciary, Ethics and Legal Education, Globalization and the Legal Profession, Rule of Law and the Legal Profession

To register, propose a paper or program or sponsor an international attendee: law.fordham.edu/ilec2016. Questions: steincenter@law.fordham.edu.

Removal date: April 1, 2016


Call for Papers

Law, Language and Communication:
negotiating cultural, jurisdictional and disciplinary boundaries
4th International Conference
26-27-28 May 2016
ITALY

Conference Venue
Royal Palace, Caserta
University of Naples 2, Caserta

In today’s dynamically complex interdisciplinary academic and professional world, one of the key challenges is to negotiatemanage and reflect interdisciplinary identities in order to operate successfully across boundaries of various kinds, which may be disciplinary, institutional, professional, organisational, jurisdictional and, of course, cultural. In addition to some of these complexities, one may also find boundaries across traditional forms of communication and the use of new and creative media.

Law, Language and Communication play an important role in the management of and across many of these boundaries, and hence attract different theoretical orientations, frameworks, and methodologies to understand and account for these contesting identities, ideologies, and power, and ways of functioning in specialised contexts. Handling some of these issues may require a combination of theoretical as well as analytical perspectives, offering insights from the interdiscursive analysis of legal and/or interdisciplinary discourses, and interactions withinand across legal and other professional practices, and an integration of professional and linguistic theories to account for such contesting practices.

Deadline: 31st October 2015

All details regarding conference, registration, travel, accommodation and updates can be accessed at our website: http://www.crill.unina2.it/


Call for Papers:
Law, Social
Movements, and Mobilization Across Contexts

Law & Policy Journal

Law & Policy, a peer-reviewed journal published by Wiley, is seeking submissions for a special issue entitled Law, Social Movements, and Mobilization Across Contexts, edited by Steven Boutcher (UMass Amherst) and Lynette J. Chua (National University of Singapore). Submitted papers should advance theory on the relationship between legal mobilization and social movements. We take a broad approach toward legal mobilization to include not only litigation but also the use of law in lobbying, policy-­‐making and implementation, and other types of advocacy work. We also construe “contexts” widely to refer to domestic, international, transnational, or other socio-­‐political locales, time periods, or institutional settings, such as courts, legislature, and agencies. The submissions need not be explicitly comparative, though we especially welcome work that is comparative across contexts (as we have broadly construed).

Submission Guidelines:
To be considered for inclusion, please submit an abstract of a maximum of 1,000 words that clearly outlines the theoretical approach, empirical material, research methods, and any preliminary findings. Please send your abstract to both editors (email addresses below) using the following file title: “Your Name_Law and Social Movements.pdf” no later than October 15, 2015. Authors selected for the special issue will be notified by early December and will then be asked to submit full versions of the paper, between 8,000 and 10,000 words, by mid-­‐March for peer-­‐ review. We will consider longer submissions with sufficient justification, but submissions cannot exceed 12,500 words. All selected submissions will go through a double-­‐blind review process.

Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to:

Steven Boutcher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst National boutcher@soc.umass.edu
Lynette J. Chua, National University of Singapore, lynettechua@nus.edu.sg

About the Journal:
Law & Policy is a fully peer-­‐reviewed journal that is international and interdisciplinary in scope. It embraces varied research methodologies that interrogate law, governance, and public policy worldwide and contributes to current dialogue on contemporary policy in areas such as government and self-­‐regulation, health, environment, family, gender, taxation and finance, legal decision-­‐making, criminal justice, and human rights.


2nd CALL FOR PAPERS
Law, Language and Communication: negotiating cultural, jurisdictional and disciplinary boundaries
4th International Conference
26-27-28 May 2016
ITALY

Centre for Research in Language and Law – CRILL
Website: www.crill.unina2.it  
Email: crill@unina2.it
English Language Chair
Department of Law
University of Naples 2
Conference Convenor: Prof G. Tessuto

Conference Venue
Royal Palace, Caserta
University of Naples 2, Caserta, Italy

Law, Language and Communication play an important role in the management of and across many of these boundaries, and hence attract different theoretical orientations, frameworks, and methodologies to understand and account for these contesting identities, ideologies, and power, and ways of functioning in specialised contexts. Handling some of these issues may require a combination of theoretical as well as analytical perspectives, offering insights from the interdiscursive analysis of legal and/or interdisciplinary discourses, and interactions within and across legal and other professional practices, and an integration of professional and linguistic theories to account for such contesting practices. Drawing on the earlier international symposia, this international conference will identify and address some of these issues, conflicts, challenges, and contesting identities, focussing particularly on specific processes and procedures, methodologies and frameworks that are useful or can be adopted to manage such dynamic complexities in English or other European/non-European languages, cultures and systems.

For information on how to present proposals for papers, visit the CRILL website www.crill.unina2.it  in the 2016 conference page.

Positions and Fellowships

2 positions: Investigator, and Investigator Title IX - 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

Title IX Investigator position application and description is at http://www.click2apply.net/2ttb749

Deadline for Removal: June 30, 2016


Fellowship Applications at Princeton University 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 2016-2017 the focus will be Law and the Social Sciences.

The application deadline is November 1, 2015. Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at www.sss.ias.edu/applications.


University of California, Irvine - Faculty Position in Criminology, Law and Society The Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine seeks candidates for up to two positions of Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Lecturer PSOE).  Lecturer PSOE is a full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and University and public service. Like Assistant Professors, Lecturers PSOE are evaluated for reappointment and merit salary increases every two years and within eight years (or less) are evaluated for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (Lecturer SOE), which has the permanence of a tenured position.   The Lecturer SOE series 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. Lecturers PSOE are members of the University of California Academic Senate and have all the usual benefits of Senate membership, such as eligibility for UCI’s attractive faculty housing programs, medical and retirement benefits. 

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to teach a variety of courses including core lower-division courses in the School of Social Ecology, introductory courses in Criminology, Law & Society, core upper-division courses in Criminology, Law & Society, and upper-division electives in Criminology, Law & Society. See: http://catalogue.uci.edu/schoolofsocialecology/departmentofcriminologylawandsociety/#undergraduatetext for more information.  Candidates must have a Ph.D in a relevant field 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. 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 will be accepted through the on-line Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02803 for immediate consideration until the positions are filled.   Please direct questions about this position to Professor Michael Gottfredson at gottfred@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.

Removal date: December 31, 2015


Dean, School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine The University of California, Irvine invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Social Ecology. We seek a distinguished scholar and innovative administrator with an outstanding national reputation and demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, diversity and inclusiveness, who will bring vision and inspiring leadership to the School. The new Dean will have the opportunity to implement a robust university mandate for interdisciplinary, problem-focused research and teaching, and to advance the mission of the School.  Key selection criteria will include:
  • Recognized intellectual leader in criminology, law and society, planning, psychology, public affairs, or other related field
  • Leading advocate for interdisciplinary research
  • Dedicated to establishing a culture that promotes the growth and recruitment of an exceptional and diverse faculty
  • Strongly committed to undergraduate and graduate education
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the community and other stakeholders in resource development, fund raising, and advancement of the School
  • Established success as an administrator, including faculty leadership, staff development, fund raising, and fiscal and facility management

The School of Social Ecology, a unique multi-disciplinary and collaborative academic unit at the University of California, Irvine, is comprised of three departments: the Department of Criminology, Law and Society (http://cls.soceco.uci.edu/); the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design (http://ppd.soceco.uci.edu/); and the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior (http://psb.soceco.uci.edu/).  Anchored by a commitment to interdisciplinary research, diversity and inclusive excellence, and teaching that is inspired by pressing social problems, the School embraces theory development and scholarship that advances basic science, the practical application of scholarly knowledge, preparation of students to engage with others and assume leadership roles, and civic engagement in the communities upon which we depend and to which we contribute. Further information about the School can be found at: http://socialecology.uci.edu/

Review of applications will begin on June 18, 2015 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.  Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of relevant experience and a vision for the School, curriculum vitae, and names of three or more references.  A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. We encourage electronic application submission; please click the online application link to begin the submission process: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02816.  Nominations, expressions of interest and questions should be sent to jiwon@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.

Removal date: December 31, 2015


Department of Criminology, Law & Society University of California, Irvine

Visiting Professor in Residence

The Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Visiting Professor in Residence for one compensated quarter during 2016.  The Visiting Professor in Residence will meet with graduate students, give a talk, benefit from immersion in the Department and the campus, and serve as a general resource to provide perspective and suggestions for the further development of our program.  The Visiting Professor in Residence will receive compensation in the amount of $25,000 for one quarter (winter, spring or fall).  

We also invite applicants to consider longer stays (up to the academic year) as part of a sabbatical from their home institution.  Arrangements will be made to provide office space and library services for the duration of the visit.  Visitors to UCI have access to a variety of reasonably priced housing arrangements within walking distance of campus.

To ensure your application is given full consideration, interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest by September 1, 2015 by email at clsvistr@uci.edu.  Priority will be given to applications received by that date; however, applications will be accepted until filled.  Questions about this position can be directed to Department Chair Cheryl Maxson (cmaxson@uci.edu).


Tenure-track position in Legal Studies St. Jerome's University Waterloo, Ontario Canada Department: Sociology & Legal Studies Job Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Legal Studies

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Legal Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2016. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Legal Studies or a discipline or field in the humanities or social sciences. Candidates with a law degree are welcome to apply. We are especially interested in applications from candidates with expertise in Legal Studies and who conduct research in and can teach any of the following subjects: family and law, mental health and law, women and law, and religion and law. Proficiency in interdisciplinary research is desired. A history of innovation in the area of teaching and learning is also desired. All applications must be submitted by October 15, 2015. For more details: http://www.sju.ca/assistant-professor-department-sociology-and-legal-studies


Assistant Professor California State, Fullerton The Department of Sociology at California State University, Fullerton, invites candidates to apply for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016 semester. The Department invites applicants with teaching and research gendas in criminology.

To apply, visit: http://hr.fullerton.edu/diversity/job-openings/ft/7781BR_criminology.asp

Deadline: September 8, 2015


Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Marquette University, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences

The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2016. Applicants should be prepared to contribute to the Anthropology program, and either the Social Welfare and Justice or Criminology and Law Studies program.  Applicants are expected to teach sections of Cultural Anthropology and Introductory Anthropology (4-field), as well as other courses relevant to the candidate’s areas of interest and attractive in a multi-disciplinary context.  Relevant areas of research include, but are not limited to, human rights, health and development, global environmental change, refugee displacement, food and water security, conflict and post-conflict societies, humanitarian crises, disaster management, global crime, and human trafficking. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a clear research agenda.  Ph.D in Anthropology or related field required by time of appointment strongly preferred.  ABD may be considered. 

Review of candidates will begin on October 16, 2015.  First round interviews will be conducted in November at the American Anthropological Association meetings or via Skype. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  A full description of the position can be found at http://employment.marquette.edu/postings/4635 as well as instructions for applying.


Assistant Professor of Criminology and Law Studies, Marquette University, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences The Department of Social and Cultural Sciences invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2016. Applicants should be prepared to contribute to the Criminology and Law Studies program, and either the Social Welfare and Justice or Anthropology program.  Applicants are expected to teach sections of Introduction to Criminology and either Crime Control or Criminal Violence in America, as well as other courses relevant to the candidate’s areas of expertise.  Relevant areas of research include community/neighborhood crime and violence; critical criminology, structural disadvantage and crime; crime causation; evidence-based practice; and policy analysis.  Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in quantitative methods and crime mapping.  Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a clear research agenda.  Ph.D in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or related field required by time of appointment strongly preferred.  ABD may be considered.

Review of candidates will begin on October 2, 2015.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  A full description of the position can be found at http://employment.marquette.edu/postings/4634 as well as instructions for applying.


Assistant or Associate Professor at theSchool of Criminal Justice The University at Albany State University of New York The School of Criminal Justice invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track faculty positions. Position to begin Fall 2016. 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. We will begin reviewing applications on September 4, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Applicants should apply online via https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=61166

Applicants should send a letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.   Position is contingent upon funding availability.

The University at Albany is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Urban & Environmental Policy (UEP) Department at Occidental College The Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level.  The position will begin fall of 2016. 

We invite candidates that support the department’s commitment to social, economic, and environmental justice and to a greener and more sustainable economy. We are interested in candidates who will teach some of the following courses: Urbanization and the Environment, Resilient Cities, Food and the Environment, Food Justice, Climate Justice, Energy and the Economy, Natural Resource Policy, and the Green Economy. We encourage candidates with degrees in economics, environmental studies, energy and resources, environmental science, geography, political ecology, political economy, and urban planning.

Priority will be given to candidates whose teaching and research are connected to policy and planning issues, and emphasize the links between environmental issues and racial, economic and social inequality and have demonstrated experience helping students evaluate and engage in community-based learning and research that advance efforts to create  just and livable communities.  

Read the complete job description and requirements at http://www.oxy.edu/urban-environmental-policy/news. All materials are due by 5 pm on Friday, October 30, 2015.


Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, University of Denver The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2016. Applications are sought from candidates with a strong record of scholarship and teaching in the sociology of crime. A PhD in sociology or related field is strongly preferred; ABD considered.  We are a department of active, productive scholars in the Division of Social Sciences with strong ties to the University's College of Law, Graduate School of Social Work, and other professional schools. We offer BA degrees in sociology and criminology. The University of Denver, the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Denver as a research university with high research activity. Comprised of nearly 2.6 million people, the Denver metro offers an array of activities for urban dwellers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

To be considered, candidates must complete an on-line application at https://dujobs.silkroad.com (see tracking code 001030 for full details of the position). Review of applications will begin on September 4, 2015.


Faculty Position, Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine

 

The Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an advanced Assistant or an early Associate Professor, who would contribute to our strength in the interdisciplinary field of law and society, and our growing concentration on issues of inequality and justice.  The ideal candidate will be a scholar whose work is attentive to class, race, ethnicity, gender, and/or other politics of difference, and who specializes in socio-legal studies or in both criminology and law and society. Successful candidates for this position will have an outstanding record of research, evidence of the ability to attract extramural funding, and evidence of excellent teaching and mentoring.

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by October 1, 2015.  Priority will be given to applications received by that date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position will begin July 1, 2016 (teaching duties to begin Fall 2016).

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a related field. Applications must be uploaded electronically. Applications will be accepted through the on-line Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02932.   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. Please direct questions about this position to Mona Lynch at: lynchm@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.


Supreme Court Fellows The 2016-2017 Supreme Court Fellows Program Application is now available on the Fellows Program page of the Supreme Court website as well as on USAJOBS.  The deadline for the application is Friday, November 6, 2015

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to fill two tenure-track positions The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to fill two tenure-track positions, one at the Assistant Professor rank focusing on those with research and teaching specializations in policing or courts, and one position at either the tenure-track Assistant Professor rank or tenured Associate Professor rank (tenure contingent upon Board of Regents Approval) with a research focus in cybercrime/digital forensics, beginning Fall 2016.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related field by the time of appointment, along with demonstrated excellence in scholarly research, grant acquisition, effective teaching, and service.  Teaching expectations are commensurate with Research I institutions.

UTSA continues to move toward Research I status and currently enrolls approximately 30,000 students.  The Department is housed within the College of Public Policy on UTSA’s Downtown campus, which is situated in the heart of San Antonio. The Department currently offers a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a M.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology.  For further information about the Department, please visit our website: http://copp.utsa.edu/criminal-justice

Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and position applying for, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) an example of published scholarly work, and (4) three letters of recommendation. Send all application materials electronically with UTSA CJ Faculty Search in the subject line to:

Byongook Moon, Ph.D. Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee Byongook.Moon@utsa.edu

With a carbon copy to Rhonda Johnson Administrative Associate II Rhonda.Johnson@utsa.edu

Review of applications begins September 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, race/ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire.


Open rank faculty positions at the School of Public Policy, CEU, Budapest The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University in Budapest invites applications for four open rank faculty positions: (1) Professor of Practice/Passion Project Program Director to direct the School's flagship Passion Project. Review of applications will begin August 10

(2) Open Rank Faculty Position, Human Rights Review of applications will begin August 24

(3) Open Rank Faculty Position, Organization Theory Review of applications will begin September 7 (4) Open Rank Faculty Position, Political Sociology/Social Movements Review of applications will begin September 7

For more information please visit http://spp.ceu.edu/content/jobs-spp  SPP was launched in 2011. With a focus on global issues and a practice orientation, it is dedicated to making public policy innovative, inclusive, and effective. SPP is, in the words of its founder, George Soros, a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems” through multi-disciplinary study of public policy, innovative teaching and research, as well as meaningful engagement with policy practice. Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most compelling problems.


Tenure-track assistant professor position at University of Denver The Department of Political Science invites applications for a position as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning Fall 2016 in the field of public law. We are searching broadly in this field but will give preference for those with additional research and teaching competencies in the American politics subfield. To complement existing faculty strengths, we are most interested in candidates with research expertise in one of the following subfield specialties: constitutional law and judicial behavior (especially in under-represented areas such as sub-national court systems), law and psychology, and law and society. We particularly encourage applications from those with the desire and ability to teach research methods at an undergraduate level, and we welcome the incorporation of experiential learning opportunities in the curriculum such as internships, mock trials, or service learning. Candidates would also be expected to contribute to teaching in the university’s general education curriculum. Our department has nine tenure-line faculty members and serves an exclusively undergraduate student population. Successful applicants will have an outstanding record of research achievement and a strong commitment to undergraduate education.

The University of Denver's vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. DU values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success depends on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of its constituents. (To learn more about inclusive excellence at DU, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/resources/inclusive-excellence.html.) Students and faculty in the Political Science Department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people. DU's urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities. DU is comprised of approximately 5,000 undergraduates, 6,500 graduate students, and more than 600 full-time faculty.

A Ph.D. in Political Science (or a closely related field) is required. ABDs will be considered for hire at the instructor level until completion of Ph.D. Candidates must complete an on-line application at www.dujobs.org; this will include a letter of interest, research & teaching statements, an inclusive-excellence statement, a vita, and evidence of scholarly work. The separate inclusive-excellence statement should be a succinct description of how the candidate's research, teaching, and/or service contributes to inclusive excellence. In addition, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference to polisci@du.edu.

We will give priority to applications received by September 15, 2015, but will consider applications until the position is filled.

The department and university are committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and students. Individuals from members of traditionally underrepresented groups including women, minorities, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply. DU is an EEO/AA employer.


Assistant Professor at the University of Winnipeg The University of Winnipeg invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialization in Human Rights. Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in human rights or a related discipline, including but not limited to, history, political science, or philosophy. Candidates should also have a strong research record, and a demonstrated commitment to excellent and innovative undergraduate teaching. Human Rights is an interdisciplinary B.A. program housed in The University of Winnipeg Global College. The program places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as creating opportunities for students to gain experience outside the classroom through field courses, practicum placements, and doing research with faculty members. Winnipeg is home to the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016. See details at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/hr/docs/fac-posvac/Until%20Filled/Human%20Rights%20posting%20final.pdf


Two tenure-track positions at Pennsylvania State University The School of Labor and Employment Relations at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for two tenure-track or tenured faculty appointments at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin August 2016. 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. External funding potential will also be considered.  Additional information can be found by visiting: https://psu.jobs/job/58992

Removal date: October 30, 2015.


Tenure-track professor position in the field of Islamic law and society at New York University The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University is seeking applications for a tenure-track professor position in the field of Islamic law and society to begin September 1, 2016, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The department has strong interdisciplinary interests and welcomes applications from scholars in a broad range of fields and disciplines. The position is not limited as to historical period or to the Middle East as conventionally defined. Candidates must have the Ph. D. in hand by the time of appointment and be prepared to teach a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to supervise doctoral dissertation research.

To apply, visit the MEIS website at http://meis.as.nyu.edu and use the “Employment” link to submit a detailed cover letter  describing research and teaching experience, c.v., writing sample (a published article or a dissertation/book chapter, syllabi, and three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015.

Removal date: November 14, 2015


Associate or Full Professor/Director, Judicial Studies Program and Justice Management Program at the University of Nevada, Reno The School of Social Research and Justice Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks a faculty member for a tenure-track position at the Associate or Full Professor level in one of the social or behavioral sciences in the College of Liberal Arts.

The primary administrative responsibility will be to direct the three graduate degree programs included in the Program: the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Judicial Studies for trial judges and the on-line master’s degree in Justice Management for others with careers in the justice system. The successful candidate will have a research program that focuses on the justice system, preferably including the judiciary. Candidates with a history of teaching and training judges and others with experience in the justice system are preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Experience as described above will be an important consideration in selection. The teaching load will be one course per semester in the home department, with courses mutually determined by department priorities and individual expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to offer a seminar in the candidate’s specialty in the Judicial Studies program. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active successful research program, supervise and mentor graduate students in both the M.A. and Ph.D. Programs in Judicial Studies, the Justice Management program, as well as their home department, and seek external funding for their research program.

The full description can be found at https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/18618

Removal date: December 31, 2015


Two (2) full-time tenure-track positions, at the Department of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University The Department of Criminology in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track positions, at the   Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2016, subject to final budgetary approval. Candidates will hold a PhD in Criminology or in a related field. Candidates must have a  demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research, or creative activities.

The areas of specialization include: Indigenous Governance and Policy and Quantitative Methods (expertise in youth justice is preferred). Additional research and teaching interests are encouraged because the successful candidates will be expected to teach large introductory courses in Criminology and Canadian Criminal Justice as well as other courses that contribute to our undergraduate (BA) program. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in the creation of a discipline-based graduate program (MA) which is in the  development stages. There are also opportunities for teaching and supervision in other interdisciplinary programs in the Faculty of Arts, including the PhD program in Policy Studies.

Candidates should hold a strong research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record, ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program), as well as provide evidence of high-quality teaching and student training, and a capacity for collegial service. With the department's rapid growth, contributions to service and administration are valued and thus we look for candidates with interest and capacity to contribute in this manner.

Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Departmental Hiring Committee Chair, Dr. Kim Varma at kvarma@ryerson.ca. The review of applications will begin November 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The application must contain the following: A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, 2 recent publications, results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier), and the names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

For more information about the postings, Ryerson University, or the Department of Criminology visit: https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?posting_id=504030

Removal date: November 1, 2015


Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst The interdisciplinary Legal Studies Program of the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level expected to start on September 1, 2016. We welcome applications from scholars studying a range of law and society topics, including, but not limited to, crime, law, and society; dispute mechanisms; identity and law; judicial politics and behavior; law and policy; law and regulation; law and security; legal and social mobilization; and other interdisciplinary areas of study. Although we welcome applications from scholars studying comparative and international law, we have a preference for a scholar studying law and society in the American context.
The successful candidate should exhibit significant promise in scholarly publishing, a commitment to teaching excellence, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual growth of the Legal Studies Program. The capacity to secure extramural funding will be looked upon favorably. Applicants must have earned a PhD in political science or a closely related social science discipline by the starting date of the appointment. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an Assistant Professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. 

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, up to three samples of written work, evidence of quality teaching (such as summaries of teaching evaluations and/or a teaching statement), and contact information for at least three reference writers who are willing to submit letters upon request through the Interview Exchange online applications system: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=63124.

Applicants are required to apply through Interview Exchange, unless unable to do so because of lack of computer access or disability. Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Professor Paul Collins, the Director of Legal Studies, at pmcollins@legal.umass.edu. Review of applications begins on October 5, 2015 and will continue until the positions is filled. 


Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Punishment and Social Control at San Francisco State University San Francisco State University, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Punishment and Social Control beginning August 2016.  

Ph.D. in a related discipline or J.D. from an accredited program required. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Position description available at pace.sfsu.edu. SF State serves a diverse student body with a mission to promote scholarship, diversity, instructional excellence and intellectual accomplishment. Faculty are expected to be effective teachers, demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, publications and/or creative activities, and engage in service to the campus and community. Application review begins October 15 continues until filled.  Submit letter of intent, a current CV, a sample of scholarly papers, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of reference to pace@sfsu.edu.