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Postdoctoral Scholar

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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University of Idaho

Postdoctoral Scholar

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Law

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: Commensurate experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The University of Idaho's College of Law is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral scholar. The initial appointment is one year with the possibility of extension. The position will support interdisciplinary research in Native American law with an emphasis on stakeholder engagement, community-based observing, and place-based approaches. Projects will include working directly with regional tribal communities to develop research that supports tribal self-determination goals, providing College of Law students experiential learning opportunities, and significantly contributing to the scholarship in the Fellow's fields. Candidates with research interests that overlap with the College's other Native American Law research and teaching priorities (economic development, natural resources, water law, treaty rights, climate change, family law, violence against women, etc.) are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be part of the UI Native American Law (“NAL”) Program and will help to develop program goals and support program students. The candidate will directly coordinate with the NAL Program Director to lead and/or co-lead NAL Program projects and to advance NAL Program strategic goals. This will entail working with, co-leading, and leading, college and university interdisciplinary teams to develop funding opportunities and enhance the co-production of knowledge in tribal self-determination.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in a field that intersects with UI NAL Programmatic goals, including tribal economic development, natural resources, water law, treaty rights, climate change, family law, violence against women, etc.
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest with tribal engagement and/or working within tribal communities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • J.D., preferably with experience in Native American law or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in publishing scholarship/research papers.
  • Demonstrated success or interest in grant writing.
  • Experience or interest organizing and presenting at workshops and conferences.
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision, both independently and within a group.
  • Experience or interest with interdisciplinary approaches and working as part of an interdisciplinary research and/or project team.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP003599P

Posting Date: 09/20/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by October 28, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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