Assistant Professor: Law, Societies & Justice

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details


The Department of Law, Societies & Justice (LSJ) at the University of Washington in Seattle invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor who specializes in the social scientific study of race/ethnicity as it relates to law, rights, and justice. This position holds a 9-month service term and is expected to start in September 2022. LSJ offers undergraduate students a dynamic and engaged interdisciplinary liberal arts education focused on law, rights, and justice. LSJ also offers a graduate certificate in socio-legal studies for PhD students from a variety of disciplines. The successful candidate will teach a large introductory course that focuses on law, rights, and justice as well as other courses that reflect their areas of expertise. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.


LSJ seeks to hire a scholar whose research and teaching focus on race, ethnicity, law, and rights, and whose scholarship includes topics not currently covered by the department such as environmental justice or health. Other considerations will include: evidence of research excellence and productivity; excellence in, and passion for, undergraduate teaching; interdisciplinarity and fit with the LSJ mission; service, leadership and collegiality; and clear evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. A PhD or foreign equivalent in a social science field is required by the start of the appointment.


Applications should include a current CV, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and fit with LSJ, up to two samples of publications or other scholarly work, a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a diversity, equity and inclusion statement, and three letters of recommendation. Candidate materials should be electronically submitted via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2021. Questions about the application process should be directed to: Professor Steve Herbert, Search Committee Chair;

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.


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