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Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand: Annual Conference  3-5 December 2014

Public and/or Private Lives hosted TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland, Australia.

This three-day conference explores the increased reach of the law in our private lives in parallel with the devolution of many of the State’s public responsibilities, including some prison, health and education services, to the private sector. What are the consequences of this creep and retraction of law? Can the law ensure individual freedom and safeguard against abuse of power and injustice in both the private and public sphere? Can law create, or allow, new spaces for imagining the self as a productive public being? Through a series of expert panels, keynote addresses and workshops, participants will examine a number of sub themes with the aim of contributing to scholarship which answers these and other questions pursuant to this highly contemporary topic. Conference registration is open. If you wish to receive all the latest conference news and information click here to join our mailing list. We look forward to welcoming you to The University of Queensland for this notable event.

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Removal date 20 November 2014.

The journal International Organization and Northwestern University’s Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies invite applications for a workshop to be held June 12-13, 2015 regarding the Judicialization of International Relations.

Karen Alter and Erik Voeten, with the support of IO’s editorial board, will convene this workshop. Interested participants should submit a proposal of no more than 500 words by December 1, 2014 to

We especially welcome the following types of proposals:

  • Studies that examine whether states, international institutions, firms or other nonstate actors act differently in the shadow of adjudication
  • Studies comparing politics in non-judicialized to judicialized contexts
  • Studies of the impact of judicialization across countries, regions or issue areas
  • Studies that analyze whether and when adjudicators are becoming consequential creators of international law
  • Examinations of the potential counter-responses to the increased authority of judicial institutions. For example, how and when do state actors successfully seek to influence adjudicators or otherwise reduce their jurisdiction or authority?
  • Analyses of whether international law differentially influences states depending on how much authority domestic judicial bodies have to utilize international law.
  • Inquiries into the larger theoretical implications of the emergence of these judicial actors.
  • Studies that provide generalizable insight into the practices, processes, politics and decision-making of adjudicatory bodies that have an international or transnational jurisdiction.
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Call for Papers - Conference on Grasping 'Everyday Justice': An Ethnographic Approach 

6 - 7 February 2015 
Hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK

Just as the effects of the law do not belong to any specific institutional space or domain, but manifest themselves in everyday life, so too does justice permeate the everyday (e.g., Merry 1990; Greenhouse, Yngvesson, & Engel 1994; Ewick & Silbey 1998; Sarat & Kearns 2009). Justice is woven into the fabric of everyday existence at different levels and in manifold ways. People understand, perceive, receive, experience and accomplish justice in many forms, either by themselves or through the mediation of other actors. Justice is plural in its meanings and expressions, while regimes of justice range in scale from family arbitration and indigenous forms of justice, to the International Criminal Court. It therefore seems inevitable that justice will remain both a familiar ideal or norm, and a difficult concept to specify. 

This conference aims to generate a cumulative account of the 'everyday nature of justice'. We invite theoretically grounded papers offering ethnographic insights into the plural nature of 'everyday justice' across the globe. By bringing together scholars whose work teases out the multiple locations and layers of 'everyday justices', our goal is to spotlight the process of everyday justice formation in all its ambiguity, complexity and plurality. In soliciting work at the junction of 'justice' and the 'everyday', we intend to provoke a reconceptualization of justice across multiple settings, one that brings a wider and more plural range of scholarship to bear on currently intractable social conflicts.

Further information can be found at Deadline is October 24, 2014

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:

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

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:

For more information and to register for the meeting please visit the website,

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:
 Papers must be submitted by March 15, 2015, to:
For more information and to register for the meeting, please visit the website,

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

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 ( and Stephanie Chaban (

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:

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: 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.
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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, 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:

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.
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Positions and Fellowships

School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research.  The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology.  It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application, and must commit to the full academic year.  Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2015-2016 the focus will be Borders and Boundaries.  The application deadline is November 1, 2014.  Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at

Fully Funded Fellowships at the House of Legal Psychology Within the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate in Legal Psychology, we have several fully funded PhD positions in the domain of legal psychology available as of September 2015 in Maastricht (NL), Gothenburg (SE), and Portsmouth (UK). We are looking for applicants from non-EU countries (who have not spent 12 months within the EU in the past 5 years, e.g. for work of doing a Master). No tuition fee applies.

The program provides a unique opportunity for starting a career in Psychology and Law, with ideal conditions for conducting and learning about research while working with experts in the field. The structure of the program additionally provides excellent opportunities for networking and establishing oneself in the field.

Funding: Students receive a salary or scholarship for three years and a lump sum mobility contingency of roughly 7,500 EUR is awarded to non-EU candidates.

Who can apply? Candidates who have a two-year Master's degree can apply for all projects. Candidates with a one-year Master's degree or a four-year Bachelor of Science degree (honors degree) can apply for all projects that do not involve Gothenburg. Candidates with a different four-year degree that is equivalent to one of the afore mentioned should contact Chantal Meertens to check their eligibility (

The program, which is conducted entirely in English, also offers a unique opportunity to study at two high-profile European institutions and graduate with a joint or dual PhD award. All institutions in the program offer high caliber educational and training opportunities for graduate students and the program has been formulated by research leaders in the field.

How to apply? Full details of research topics and application details can be found on The next deadline for applications is 15 December 2014.

Contact: Chantal Meertens, Program Secretary, Phone: +31 43 38 83 466

More information can be found on
removal date: December 2nd. 2014

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

Removal date: February 1, 2015

Rice University Postdoctoral Fellowship Rice University’s Humanities Research Center seeks a one-year postdoctoral fellow for the 2014-15 John E. Sawyer Seminar on “Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics.”  This multi-disciplinary collaboration will explore, critique and experience digital knowledge platforms (e-learning, publishing, collaborative research, crowdsourced, etc.).  Fellows receive $50,000 salary, benefits, and a research/relocation allowance to teach an undergraduate course, give research presentations at Rice, and actively participate in the Seminar. Candidates should have received the PhD between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015. For details and to apply, please visit:

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society at University of California, Irvine Beginning in 2015, UC Irvine supports a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society.  This Postdoctoral Fellow is selected from the pool of applicants who identified mentors in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society at UC Irvine and submitted their applications to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Criteria: Candidates who will contribute to diversity in higher education through their teaching, research or service and who will have a doctorate awarded by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2015

Due Date: November 1, 2014

The Program: The UCI Chancellor's  Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Criminology, Law & Society offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars in the field whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education for women and minorities, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Award and Tenure: The awards will be made to an applicant who shows promise for tenure-track appointment at the University of California. The Fellowship will be for up to two academic years, in residence at the Irvine campus. Each award is for a 12-month period in residence, renewable for one year upon demonstration of academic productivity and participation in program events, and subject to state budgetary considerations. There will be one UCI Chancellor'sPostdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society at a time; therefore, applicants will be considered every other year.

Salary: The award provides an annual salary of $42,000. The award also includes health insurance, vision and dental benefits, four weeks paid time off and up to $5,000 for research-related and program expenses.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application and must receive a doctorate by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2015.

Application Process: All applicants for the UCI Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society Program should submit their application to the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The mentor’s letter should address the applicant’s potential for appointment at University of California. Applications must be completed online by November 1. Awards will be announced in March.

Associate or Full Professor in Contemporary Race and Ethnicity Studies
Dartmouth College, Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS)
The program in African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College seeks to hire a social scientist working in the field of Contemporary Race and Ethnicity Studies, at the senior level. 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. In the fall of 2015, AAAS will launch a new foreign study program to Ghana, adding to our existing strengths in transnational and interdisciplinary studies. 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.

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 by November 10th, 2014.

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

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 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;

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

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to fill three tenure-track positions The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to fill two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank and one position at either the tenure-track Assistant Professor rank or tenured Associate Professor rank (tenure contingent on Board of Regents Approval) beginning Fall 2015.  Area of research specialization is open; however, those with interests in community oriented policing, corrections, family justice, domestic violence, disparities in arrest/sentencing, disproportionate minority contact, and cybersecurity and analytics are encouraged to apply.  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:

Applicants should submit by mail: (1) a letter describing research and teaching interests and position applying for, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) 1-3 examples of published scholarly work, and (4) names and contact information of three references whom we may contact.

Send all application materials to:
Rob Tillyer, Ph.D.
Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Texas at San Antonio
501 W.  César E. Chávez Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78207

Removal date: October 31, 2014.

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 Refer to Position #JPF00148-15 in all correspondence.
This position is open until filled. EOE

Removal date: 12/31/2014

Postdoctoral Fellow at Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University The Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University seeks a postdoctoral fellow for the spring semester 2015 (January 2015-July 2015) whose research takes an intersectional approach to gender, reflecting how race, class, sexuality, ethnic, community and national identities interact. We are interested in applications from those in history, political science, American studies, women’s studies, law, literature, or other related fields. The fellow will do his or her academic research, present his or her work at a public lecture, perhaps teach one course, and join the interdisciplinary intellectual community at Tulane University. We also ask the fellow to work closely with one to two undergraduate students to development research projects. Applicants should apply online to posting number IRC5427 at and send a cover letter explaining their research interests, a c.v., and a list of three references to Laura Wolford, Assistant Director of the Newcomb College Institute, at Screening will begin November 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Tulane University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from persons who can contribute to our organizational diversity.

For more information:

Removal date: November 2, 2014

Associate/Full Professor 
Green Economic Development and Environmental SustainabilityUrban and Environmental Policy Department Occidental College


The Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a senior scholar at the associate or full professor level with tenure to begin in  fall  2015.
We invite candidates from  urban planning, economics, sociology, political science, environmental studies, geography, law, public health, history, and other disciplines. Candidates should have a Ph.D.  or terminal degree in their field and have a  track record of successful research, publication, grant-funded projects, and teaching.  We are  open to considering  candidates with extensive professional and community experience. We seek candidates who specialize in the “green economy” and “green jobs” and can teach some combination of courses about community economic development, workforce and employment policy, urban political economy, poverty and labor, sustainable development, food, natural resources,  resilient cities,  the built environment and urban design. We seek candidates who will contribute to our socioeconomically, ethnically, culturally, and intellectually diverse academic environment through teaching, research and service. 

The full job description and details about submission of materials can be found at

All materials are due by 5 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Exile, Conflict and Security Studies, University of Illinois The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Exile, Conflict, and Security Studies beginning Fall, 2015 subject to budgetary approval.  The primary appointment for this position will be in the Asian American Studies Program (75%), with a possible joint appointment in another academic unit at UIC. This search is part of a multiple-hire cluster initiative on Diaspora Studies, exploring the complex, multi-faceted, and multi-directional frictions and flows, mobilities and immobilities that have accompanied globalization, imperialism, and neoliberalism in the modern world.  

Complete applications submitted by November 20, 2014 will be given full consideration.

Lecturer with potential security of employment, Criminology, Law and Society The Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine seeks candidates for the position of Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Lecturer PSOE) to begin fall 2015.  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.  These individuals are not evaluated on their research.  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.  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 successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses including core lower-division courses in 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: for more information.  Candidates must have PhD 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 if available), 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.

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by November 1, 2014.  Priority will be given to applications received by this date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   Please direct questions about this position to Professor William Thompson at Applications must be uploaded electronically.  Please refer to the Application Process for instructions on how to apply: 

2015-2016 LAPA Fellowships Princeton University’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) invites outstanding faculty members, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for appointments as resident Fellows for the academic year 2015-2016. We anticipate naming up to six fellows who are engaged in substantial research on topics broadly related to law and public affairs or law and normative inquiry, including one early career scholar working at the intersection of law and humanistic inquiry. Successful candidates will devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research, discussion, and scholarly collaboration.  Applicants must have a doctorate, J.D. or an equivalent professional postgraduate degree.  Further information and the electronic application can be found at

Application Deadline is 5:00 PM (EST) Monday, November 3, 2014.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor with fMRI expertise to begin August, 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in psychology or related field, record of achievement in scholarship, potential to contribute to teaching and engagement mission, and expertise in brain imaging with fMRI. We encourage potential applicants to explore the Department of Psychology web page for more information. Successful candidates will also be an integral member of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior. This interdisciplinary Center engages a broad spectrum of investigators, including a unique research collaboration with University Athletics on sports concussion and training, and is housed within a new 26,000 square foot building. The facility’s centerpiece is a new Skyra 3 Tesla Siemens scanner, as well as 12 high-density EEG/ERP, NIRS and TMS systems. The Skyra is integrated with a 256-electrode high-density EEG system and an eye tracker that enable simultaneous recordings. Lincoln, Nebraska is a vibrant community of approximately 260,000 that combines the cultural richness of a large university with the affordability of a Midwestern city.

Review of applications will begin November 5, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, please go to, requisition F_140161, and click on “Apply to this job” and complete the form. Applicants should also attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement, copy of representative publications, and contact information for three letters of reference. The University is committed to a pluralistic campus community, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

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 (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.

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 (, telephone (312-988-6593).

For more information:

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

Removal Date: December 7, 2014

Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Rights

Department of International Studies, Indiana University

The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington, invites applications for an assistant or associate professor of human rights, broadly conceived to include the recognition, promotion, and protection of human rights by international institutions. The ideal candidate will also possess knowledge of the growing importance of social movements, NGOs, and the private sector in upholding human rights, and be able to leverage and expand the university’s resources across a broad range of constituencies. This appointment would begin August 1, 2015.

Candidates should demonstrate broad theoretical interests, active research agendas with the promise of publication in high quality venues, and proficiency in appropriate research methods. In addition to maintaining an impressive research program, the holder of this position must possess strong teaching credentials. She or he is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on specialized topics in human rights. The successful applicant will also be part of the School of Global and International Studies plan for developing a strong research profile and active engagement in policy discussions of the day. Applicants should have or expect to receive a doctoral degree by August 2015.

To ensure full consideration applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, copies of research publications and course syllabi, and teaching evaluations by December 1, 2014. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, however.

Applicants seeking appointment as associate professor must also provide names and contact information of three additional scholars (total of six) who may be contacted for references.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to William Rasch, Department of International Studies, Woodburn Hall 300, 1100 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN, 47405-7110 or Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Removal date:  1/1/2015

Drexel University seeks to hire a new Department Head to lead the development of a newly aligned Department of Sociology Drexel University seeks to hire a new Department Head to lead the development of a newly aligned Department of Sociology. The successful candidate will hold the rank of Full Professor or be eligible to be a Full Professor and would be expected to begin September 1, 2015. This position continues Drexel's recent investment in the social sciences and its goal of creating a strong research and educational identity for a high profile sociology program at the university.

We are looking for candidates with evidence of innovative scholarship, national and/or international impact, and leadership experience. We are primarily interested in candidates whose expertise enhances one or more of the three current research foci of the sociology program: environmental sociology; medical sociology; or urban sociology. These areas are also central to Drexel's strategic plan, and the candidate should offer a vision for contributing to the university’s strategic research initiatives in these areas. We are especially interested in applicants who can show evidence of an active research record combined with excellence in teaching and exceptional leadership skills. We expect that our new colleague will help define and build the sociology department and participate in and initiate interdisciplinary collaborations across the Schools, Colleges, and Centers at Drexel. Faculty are currently involved, for example, with the Center for Science, Technology and Society, the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy, and the Institute for Energy and Environment.

Applications should be submitted at   Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of your scholarly writing; 4) a research statement; and 5) the names, institutional affiliation, and email addresses only of at least three references. Please do not submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014 and continue until filled. Please address all queries to Prof. Kelly Joyce at All applications must be submitted at