Assistant Professor/Professor in Jurisprudence and Social Policy

University of California Berkeley School of Law

Assistant Professor/Professor - Lateral - Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program - School of Law

Job #JPF03093
  • Law / School of Law / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open date: September 2nd, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) Ph.D. Program in the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley invites lateral applicants for one or more full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty positions. We are open to outstanding candidates in any area related to economic approaches to law. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to, law and any of the following: political economy, behavioral economics, development economics, labor economics, industrial organization. Specific topics of interest also could include economic analysis of the legal dimensions of private and public finance, crime, global climate change, or inequality based on race, gender, social class, or other factors.

JSP particularly welcomes candidates with an interest in training doctoral students in quantitative methods, including econometrics as well as other statistical approaches to empirical analysis such as experimental methods, machine learning and computational text analysis, and social network analysis. We also welcome candidates who could contribute to teaching within the broader community at Berkeley Law, including the J.D. program. Most JSP faculty members also teach in Berkeley's interdisciplinary undergraduate Legal Studies major, which operates under the auspices of JSP, and a significant number have taught within the JD program.

JSP is committed to methodological pluralism as a program. Methodological expertise applicable to a wide range of disciplines and substantive areas is a plus, as is a demonstrated interest in participating in a multidisciplinary environment inclusive of disciplines beyond economics and law. Additional materials, such as teaching evaluations, may be requested of top candidates.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service, and a commitment to building an equitable, diverse, and interdisciplinary scholarly environment. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about family friendly resources, potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

School: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/

For further details about the JSP and Legal Studies Programs, see:: http://legalstudies.berkeley.edu/

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Lateral applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent international degree.

Preferred qualifications

• Candidates who focus on economic approaches to law, such as, but not limited to, law and political economy, behavioral economics, development economics, labor economics, industrial organization, or economic analysis of private and public finance, crime, global climate change, and inequality based on race, gender, social class, or other factors.
• Candidates who use quantitative methods in their own research, can train doctoral students in quantitative approaches to empirical research (which could include econometrics, experimental methods, machine learning and computational text analysis, or social network analysis), and can teach or oversee an introductory quantitative methods course at the doctoral level.
• Candidates who could contribute to teaching within the broader community at Berkeley Law, including the undergraduate Legal Studies and J.D. programs.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Current Research and Teaching Interests - Applicants should indicate in their letters of interest their qualifications for and proposed contributions to working with students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
  • Copies of representative and recent scholarship - No more than one (1) sample per individual upload.
  • Copies of representative and recent scholarship - No more than one (1) sample per individual upload.(Optional)
  • Copies of representative and recent scholarship - No more than one (1) sample per individual upload.(Optional)
  • Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03093

Help contact: marva@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

Job location

Berkeley, CA