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Assistant Professor/Professor - Race and Law - Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program - School of Law

Employer
University of California Berkeley
Location
Berkeley, California
Closing date
Sep 23, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic

Assistant Professor/Professor - Race and Law - Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program - School of Law

Position overview Position titles:

• Professor of Law

• Assistant Professor of Law

Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t8.pdf. The current base salary range for this position is $182,200 -$276,600. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Anticipated start: July 1, 2024

Application Window
Open date: August 10, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) PhD Program in the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley invites entry-level and lateral applicants for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the field of race and law. We seek a scholar whose primary research focus is on race and its relationship to law and legal institutions and/or a scholar whose research centers on the legal activities, ideas, and experiences of underrepresented minorities. We are especially interested in scholars whose research centers on race and law as they relate to African Americans, and who will teach at least one course in the broad area of race and law. Candidates may be appointed at the tenure-track or tenured level, depending upon their qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate should be a scholar who does theoretically informed qualitative or quantitative research, which could include but is not limited to archival methods, computational text analysis, digital humanities, ethnography, experimental methods, mixed methods, survey methods, or other similar methods. We are interested in scholars who develop critical approaches to the study of race and its role in shaping law and legal institutions, including but not limited to research that examines the intersection of race with class, gender, sexuality, indigeneity, disability, or other forms of inequality, and/or research that offers comparative or transnational perspectives (particularly the Global South). The search is open in terms of specific content areas. Possible areas of specialization might include but certainly are not limited to race and the carceral state/criminology/punishment and society; discrimination and inequality in the labor market, education, family, and/or other institutional contexts; environmental justice; inequality and power relations within minority communities; identity and belonging; immigration and citizenship; information and technology; political participation and civic engagement; or social welfare policy. We welcome applicants who engage with social impact, public engagement, and social justice in their scholarship.

The JSP Program attracts a diverse student body with a variety of experiences before graduate school. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service, and/or a commitment to mentor, teach, and build an equitable, diverse, and interdisciplinary learning environment for all students, including those with nontraditional backgrounds. Candidates with a history and/or commitment to mentoring non-traditional and underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply and state their experience and/or commitment in their letter of interest and/or in their Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The JSP Program is committed to methodological pluralism and encourages scholars who are willing and able to mentor students who are using a range of methods. Applicants should indicate in their letters of interest their qualifications for and proposed contributions to working with students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. We also welcome candidates who could contribute to teaching within the broader community at Berkeley Law, including the JD program. Most JSP faculty members also teach in Berkeley's interdisciplinary undergraduate Legal Studies major, which operates under the auspices of JSP.

The JSP Program is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service, and a commitment to building an equitable, diverse, and interdisciplinary scholarly environment. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about family friendly resources, potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

School: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/

For further details about the JSP and Legal Studies Programs, see:: https://jsp-ls.berkeley.edu/

Qualifications
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree, or have advanced to candidacy status for a Ph.D., or equivalent international degree

Preferred qualifications

• Candidates who focus on Economics, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, related fields in the social sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary studies.

• Candidates whose primary research focus is on race and its relationship to law and legal institutions and/or whose research centers on the legal activities, ideas, and experiences of underrepresented minorities.

• Candidates who could contribute to teaching within the broader community at Berkeley Law.

Application Requirements by Level

Lateral
Position title: Professor of Law

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (i.e. at an international university).

Document requirements

• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

• Statement of Current Research and Teaching Interests - Applicants should indicate in their letters of interest their qualifications for and proposed contributions to working with students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

• Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Applicants should describe their contributions, commitment, and/or specific plans and goals for mentoring, teaching, and building an equitable, diverse interdisciplinary learning environment for all students, including underrepresented minority students and students with nontraditional backgrounds. /shortcuts/ofew_contributions_diversity.
(Optional)

• Copies of representative and recent scholarship - Up to three examples of representative and recent scholarship. No more than one (1) sample per individual upload.

• Copies of representative and recent scholarship - Up to three examples of representative and recent scholarship. No more than one (1) sample per individual upload.

(Optional)

• Copies of representative and recent scholarship - Up to three examples of representative and recent scholarship. No more than one (1) sample per individual upload.

(Optional)

Reference requirements

• 3 required (contact information only)

Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/4500072

Entry-Level
Position title: Assistant Professor of Law

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure).

Document requirements

• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

• Statement of Current Research and Teaching Interests - Applicants should indicate in their letters of interest their qualifications for and proposed contributions to working with students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

• Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Applicants should describe their contributions, commitment, and/or specific plans and goals for mentoring, teaching, and building an equitable, diverse interdisciplinary learning environment for all students, including underrepresented minority students and students with nontraditional backgrounds. /shortcuts/ofew_contributions_diversity.
(Optional)

• Copies of representative and recent scholarship - Up to three examples of representative and recent scholarship. No more than one (1) sample per individual upload.

• Copies of representative and recent scholarship - Up to three examples of representative and recent scholarship. No more than one (1) sample per individual upload.

(Optional)

• Copies of representative and recent scholarship - Up to three examples of representative and recent scholarship. No more than one (1) sample per individual upload.

(Optional)

Reference requirements

• 3 letters of reference required

Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/4500072

Help contact: mailto:academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location
Berkeley, CA

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4500072

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