Monday, March 18, 2013

Teaching and Research Postdocs in Legal Studies at Northwestern

The Northwestern University Center for Legal Studies in conjunction with the Jack Miller Center invites applications for a three-year Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Scholar, beginning August 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2016.  The position is held in-residence at Northwestern University's Legal Studies Program.  The Scholar will teach three undergraduate courses annually, focusing on the areas of the scholar's research with an emphasis on the history of American political thought, founding principles, and the Constitution.  A strong preference will be given to candidates whose work has an interdisciplinary and empirical focus.  Empirical work that focuses on current or historical legal issues which are grounded in the philosophical foundations of the American Enlightenment in the context of liberty, equality, democracy, and constitutionalism is preferred.

The annual salary for the Scholar will be $50,000, plus fringe benefits and a $1,500 renewable annual research budget.   The Scholar is required to organize and participate in several activities associated with the Hamilton Project at Northwestern Legal Studies. These activities include producing a synthetic essay of the Fellow's work; participating in the Annual Jack Miller Faculty Development Summer Institute for professors; working with Legal Studies Faculty hosting a website that features the Fellow's work and other activities related to the Jack Miller Center; and planning, attending, and participating in the Law in Motion Lecture series.

Applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications and field of interest, a CV, a writing sample, a sample syllabus of a proposed course, and letters of recommendations. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from minority and women scholars.

Applications should be in no later than April 15, 2013 and can be sent directly to Lauren Stuhldreher, Northwestern University Center for Legal Studies, 1860 Campus Drive, Crowe Hall 1-107, Evanston, IL 60208.