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Law & Philosophy Program Fellow 2021

Application Window

Open July 5th, 2021 through Friday, Nov 5, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Department of Philosophy are offering a one to two year research fellowship to a recent law school graduate or Ph.D. in philosophy. (A second year of the fellowship is available assuming satisfactory performance in the first year.) The fellowship is under the auspices of the UCLA Program in Law and Philosophy.

Fellows will be asked to teach two courses in the first year and one course in the second year of the fellowship, to attend and assist with the planning of Law and Philosophy events, to attend talks and conferences, and otherwise to participate actively in the law school and philosophy department communities. The bulk of their time will be devoted to independent research. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in a career involving teaching and research in law and philosophy. Typical candidates will have a post-graduate degree in law (e.g., J.D., LLM, or S.J.D.) or a doctorate in philosophy, but applicants with other relevant PhDs (e.g. a PhD in political theory) are encouraged to apply. All post-graduate degrees should be completed no later than June 30, 2022. The fellowship offers a competitive salary, small research stipend, and full benefits with a start date of July 1, 2022.

One or two postdoctoral fellowships will be available depending on funding.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06517.

Please submit PDF copies of the following: 1) a cover letter; 2) CV; 3) A research statement focusing on the candidate’s research interests in law and philosophy; 4) a writing sample; 5) a statement describing their experience and approach to fostering diversity in the classroom and the profession; and 6) three letters of recommendation. Letters submitted online may be addressed to the attention of Laura Elbaum, Manager, Program in Law and Philosophy, UCLA School of Law, Box 951476, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476. Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

To facilitate blind review of writing samples et alia, applicants are asked to submit their writing samples, research statements, and diversity statements without references that would reveal their identities, professional titles, or institutions that granted their advanced degrees.

For full consideration of your application, please apply by Friday, November 5, 2021.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    A post-graduate degree in law (e.g., J.D., LLM, or S.J.D.) or a doctorate in philosophy. Applicants with other relevant PhDs (e.g. a PhD in political theory) are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Writing Sample - To facilitate blind review of writing samples et alia, applicants are asked to submit their writing samples, research statements, and diversity statements without references that would reveal their identities, professional titles, or institutions that granted their advanced degrees.

  • Statement of Research - A research statement focusing on the candidate’s research interests in law and philosophy. To facilitate blind review of writing samples et alia, applicants are asked to submit their writing samples, research statements, and diversity statements without references that would reveal their identities, professional titles, or institutions that granted their advanced degrees.

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Teaching Evaluations - Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Letters submitted online may be addressed to the attention of Laura Elbaum, Manager, Program in Law and Philosophy, UCLA School of Law, Box 951476, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06517

Help contact: caughlin@law.ucla.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.