Tuesday, July 17, 2012

UC Berkeley JSP Program Seeks Legal Historian

I'm excited to pass along the following job announcement:
Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, School of Law`
University of California at Berkeley
Position Announcement
The Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) Program in the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in U.S. legal history.   Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in history or a closely related field; and must have an excellent record of historical scholarship related to law, as appropriate to career stage.  Candidates with ABD status will be considered, but the successful candidate must have finished the Ph.D. within 6 months of appointment.   The position is not restricted to any particular period of U.S. history, area of legal historical research or methodological approach.  An ideal candidate should undertake research of interest both to the historical profession generally and to legal historians within the law school community.  Given the multi-disciplinary character of the JSP Program, faculty members are expected to help support students across a range of socio-legal fields, as well as within their own area of disciplinary training.  A JD is not required, though we welcome candidates who would enrich scholarship and teaching within the broadest community at Berkeley Law, including contributions to the professional J.D. program.  
We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service, and a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.  The candidate may be appointed at the tenure-track or tenured level, depending upon his/her qualifications and experience.  The candidate will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, and to supervise graduate student research.  The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2013.  For further details of the JSP Program, see http://www.law.berkeley.edu/jsp/.  
Early applications are encouraged.  Review of applications will begin on September 4, 2012.  The final deadline for applications is October 8, 2012.
To apply please go to the following link: http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00006. Applications should include in pdf format a letter of interest, a vita, a description of current research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and a list of 3 reference names with email addresses.  Letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time, but references may be contacted later with prior consent.  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 UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.