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Assistant Professor in Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought (EXPIRED)

Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Legal Theory
AOS categories Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Legal theory and colonial legal regimes
AOC categories Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Amherst Center, Massachusetts, United States
Start date Summer 2018
Job description

Assistant Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought

Amherst College’s Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of global and/or post-colonial legality. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and religion.  We seek a colleague who has the scholarly expertise to understand the legal theories, practices, and histories that link disparate areas of the world. We are interested in candidates who conduct research into, for example, the afterlives of colonial legal regimes; or the shifting place and function of sovereignty in a globalizing world; or the ways in which various sorts of rights have been accepted, inflected, translated, and even violently rejected in different legal cultures; or the theory, practice, or history of institutions of global legality (such as the I.C.C., the E.U., the W.T.O., etc.). Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in the candidate’s area of specialization and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is interdisciplinary.  The position requires a Ph.D. or a J.D.  The start date for the position is July 1, 2018. Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/42527 a cover letter addressed to Professor Austin Sarat, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/42527
Hard deadline October 15, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://apply.interfolio.com/42527
Time created June 21, 2017, 9:58am EST
Scheduled expiry date October 15, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Expired on October 17, 2017, 12:46am EST
Last updated November 17, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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