Friday, August 13, 2010

Chair in Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties

This position is in a Political Science department, but they are seeking candidates who don't necessarily have a Political Science PhD -- they include JDs and scholars with a PhD in the humanities in the description. So if you do constitutional history and want to be in New York, this might be for you:
Brooklyn College invites applications for the Herb Kurz Endowed Chair in Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties. Research and writing in any of the following areas is of particular interest: Congress’s commerce-clause powers over the economy and other sectors of national life; executive power during wartime; freedom of speech; the rights of criminal suspects and prisoners; equal protection and due process for people of color, women, and LGBT communities; the rights and standing of immigrants and migrant communities; the role of international law, particularly human rights law, in constitutional interpretation.

This position is at the Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates should have a PhD in political science or any related discipline in the humanities and social sciences and/or a Juris Doctor, and a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and leadership in the field of constitutional law.

All appointments are subject to financial availability. The College offers a competitive salary and an excellent fringe benefits package.

Applications will only be accepted on line.

Please submit your application by logging on to the faculty search page.

Please be sure to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative scholarly publications, and evidence of teaching excellence. In addition, the applicant should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Michael T. Hewitt
Assistant Vice President for Human Resource Services
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889

No email applications will be accepted.

All correspondence, including letters of reference, should include the Job ID number #3243

Review of applications begins October 15, 2010 and will continue until position is filled.