Introduction The newly-launched Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is now accepting applications for the inaugural Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy Teaching Fellowship.
The Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is designed to bring world class policy analysis, research, and educational opportunities in food law and policy to UCLA, the broader community of Southern California, the nation and the world.
This fellowship is a full-time, year-round, one academic-year position (approximately July 2013 through June 2014) with the possibility of renewal for a second year (through June 2015). The position involves law teaching, legal and policy research and writing, preparing to go on the law teaching market, and assisting with organizing projects such as conferences and workshops. No degree will be offered as part of the Fellowship program.
Eligibility Fellowship candidates must hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be committed to a career of law teaching and scholarship in the field of food law and policy. Applicants should have demonstrated an outstanding aptitude for independent legal research, preferably through research and/or writing as a law student or through exceptional legal experience after law school. Law Teaching Fellowship candidates must have strong academic records that will make them highly competitive for law teaching jobs.
Fellowship Requirements The Fellowship program is year-round, over one academic year (with the possibility of renewal for a second year), during which time the Fellow will:
• complete at least one substantial scholarly publication and present the publication as a work-in-progress to the UCLA School of Law faculty; • teach at least one class per academic year of the appointment; • work closely with UCLA law faculty in order to observe and participate in teaching, as well as to complete a publishable scholarly piece; • assist the Resnick Program’s Executive Director with other projects relating to the Program’s work, including organizing conferences and other events, research, publications, public education and outreach efforts; • permit the Resnick Program to publish any article(s) resulting from the Fellowship—as long as such publication will not interfere with the Fellow’s ability to publish such articles in a law journal; and • acknowledge the Resnick Program’s assistance in any published work that is facilitated by the Fellowship.
Fellowship Benefits The unique features of this Fellowship include opportunities to:
• participate in the development of the newly launched Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law • develop expertise in food law and public policy; • work with a faculty mentor; • develop expertise in food law teaching; • complete a published piece of research before entering the law teaching market; • obtain faculty recommendations and support for law teaching jobs; • participate in the rich mixture of scholarly symposia, invited lectures, and conferences of the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy; and • participate in UCLA School of Law’s rich interdisciplinary scholarly symposia, lectures, and conferences.
Application Material and Deadlines To apply for the 2013-2014 Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy Teaching Fellowship, please submit application materials online by March 18, 2013 addressed to:
Edna Sasis Office of the Dean UCLA School of Law Box 951476 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
The salary is $59,000 per year, plus a competitive benefits package, and limited research and travel support.
Equal Opportunity Employer The law school is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and has a special interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented within the faculty. UCLA seeks candidates committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
Cover Letter - includes summary of the applicant’s qualification for the fellowship
Curriculum Vitae - including a list of published works (if any); names of and contact information for three individuals who would be willing to provide written letters of reference (at least two must be academic references that focus on the applicant’s scholarly potential)
Law School Transcript - unofficial electronic copy is accepted at this stage; an official transcript will be requested after successful candidate is offered fellowship
Statement of Research - detailed research proposal; no more than 10 pages in length
Statement of Teaching - description of teaching interests (course abstract and plan for class or seminar preferred)