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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Bridge to Faculty in Criminology, Law, and Justice (Race, Policing and The Law) (Job ID #139833)
University of Illinois in
Date Posted November 26, 2020
Faculty-Law And Legal Studies
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

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.

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.

For additional information about the department, go to http://clj.uic.edu/. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Beth E. Richie, Department Head (brichie@uic.edu ).

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 https://jobs.uic.edu

Applications should include:

  • 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.
  • A full curriculum vitae
  • Statements of scholarly agenda and teaching philosophy.
  • A recent writing sample.
  • 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 https://oae.uic.edu/resources/diversity-resources/  for more about Diversity at UIC.

    UIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UIC will conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and these are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

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