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2019-2020 Applications To Join ABF Research Faculty

Apply To Become An American Bar Foundation (ABF) Research Professor

Pending budgetary approval, the American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites applications to join its Residential Faculty as a Research Professor, beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year.

We seek earlier-stage candidates with a PhD and/or JD with the potential for exemplary empirical scholarship in law and the social sciences. Research area, discipline, and methodology are open. The ABF is strongly committed to diversity in hiring.

The ABF is an independent, scholarly research institute committed to social science research on law, legal institutions, and legal processes. Its faculty consists of leading scholars in the fields of law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology.

Research Professors work independently and are responsible for identifying appropriate topics for research, seeking external funding when possible, conducting research, and authoring books and articles to be published in scholarly journals. The position is an ongoing one, subject to periodic performance reviews. The ABF welcomes applicants seeking a full-time appointment at the ABF, as well as from faculty at Chicago-area institutions who are interested in a joint appointment at the ABF.

The ABF offers competitive salary and benefits along with research support. If jointly appointed with law or social science faculties of Chicago-area institutions, the ABF works closely with these institutions to coordinate on matters such as salary, benefits, and other work arrangements.

Applications are due by October 15, 2018. We ask that applicants submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a brief (no more than two page) description of current research and plans for future research, and a list of three references.

Application letters should be addressed to Ajay K. Mehrotra, Executive Director & Research Professor, and submitted through the following url: apply.interfolio.com/53583 Queries about the application process can be directed to Executive Assistant Francine Blazowski at (312) 988-6582.

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