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Northwestern University Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Law & Inequality, 2018-2020

April 15, 2018

Northwestern University’s Center for Legal Studies invites applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time, two-year, non-renewable teaching and research post-doctoral fellowship beginning fall 2018. The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize and support original interdisciplinary research and teaching in the study of law and inequality in race, crime, policing, mass incarceration, civil rights, and related subject areas.

Eligible candidates will hold a PhD in sociology, political science, history, psychology, economics or related disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields by the start of the appointment (August 15, 2018) and have a record of excellence in teaching and research in law and racial inequality.

The fellowship will be held in residence in Northwestern University’s Center for Legal Studies for two academic years (2018-19 & 2019-20).  Fellows will teach two (2) undergraduate courses per year of the fellowship (4 total) and participate in the intellectual life of the Center including attending speaker events, workshops and reading groups in interdisciplinary legal studies.

Northwestern University’s Legal Studies Program brings together students and scholars to explore law, legal institutions, and legal processes using the methodology and perspective of the social sciences and the humanities. The program offers an undergraduate major and minor and programming for graduate students from a variety of disciplines.

To Apply:

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In order to receive full consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2018 and include:

  • Current c.v.;
  • A cover letter describing teaching and research interests;
  • Sample syllabi for a course in related research area;
  • Up to two (2) writing samples which may include published or unpublished articles or dissertation chapters;
  • Plans for research and publications during the time in residence;
  • A statement of diversity (optional)


April 15, 2018
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Northwestern University
Evanston, IL