The Department of Law, Societies, and Justice invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with a teaching and research program that complements and extends one or more of the department’s existing emphases in the following areas: comparative legal analysis; legal mobilization and consciousness; punishment and social control; and rights in theory and practice. The department seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to building a more inclusive faculty.
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 PhD 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 socio-legal studies 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 http://apply.interfolio.com/44362 with which letters will be solicited for separate submission. Priority will be given to applications received before October 5, 2017. Questions about the application process should be directed to: Professor Katherine Beckett, Search Committee Chair; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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