Postdoctoral Research Associate: Criminology, Law, and Justice (Race, Policing and The Law)

Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Dec 15, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice Bridge to Faculty program in Race, Policing, and the Law.

Position: The Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a “Bridge to Faculty” position in Race, Policing, and the Law beginning August 16, 2021. Successful applicants must have completed their PhD between August 15, 2017, and August 15, 2021. Postdoctoral research associates are expected to maintain an active research agenda, to work towards publishing their work, to participate in the intellectual life of the department, and to teach one course during the second year.

Purpose: The goal of the program is to advance diversity on the permanent faculty level by encouraging the recruitment, retention, and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on attracting individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented in the social sciences. Successful postdocs in the Bridge to Faculty Program may have the opportunity to transition to tenure-track faculty at UIC starting in the 2023-2024 academic year.

This is a full-time position and includes a competitive salary and benefits package. The Bridge to Faculty Program is funded by the UIC Chancellor’s Office and administered through the Office of the Provost.

To apply:

For additional information about the department, go to Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Beth E. Richie, Department Head (

For full consideration, applications should be received by (February 1, 2021).

Applicants should submit an on-line application with the names and addresses of 3 reference materials to

Applications should include:

1. A cover letter that includes research interests and information concerning how the applicant will further the university’s goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment.

2. A full curriculum vitae

3. Statements of scholarly agenda and teaching philosophy.

4. A recent writing sample.


Context: Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, UIC is a comprehensive urban public research university with a diverse student body and a strong tradition of support for difference and equity. We are among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses and are designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). See for more about Diversity at UIC.

Duties: Postdoctoral research associates are expected to teach one class during the second year of their appointment. The first year will be dedicated to establishing and maintaining an active research agenda and participating in the development of the race and policing focus in the CLJ curriculum.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have completed their PhD in criminology or a related social science, ethnic studies, or legal studies field within the past 3 years – no earlier than August 15, 2017.