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Application Now Available for 2019-2020 Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law

Apply To Become the ABF's 2019-20 Neukom Chair

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) invites applications for its William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a visiting position for a year, though there may be flexibility regarding time and start dates. The ABF anticipates that the Neukom Chair will become a long-term position in the future. 

We seek an outstanding scholar with a distinguished record of scholarship in law and the social sciences who is conducting empirical research on diversity and law, broadly conceived. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, diversity in the legal profession and other institutions of justice; the impact of diversity on legal processes, legal institutions, and public policy; the roles of race, gender, disability, and sexuality in legal institutions and legal processes; and the interaction between legal processes and inequalities of race, gender, disability, and sexuality. Applicants from all social science fields, history and law will be considered.

In addition to pursuing the Research Chair's own research, the Neukom Fellows Research Chair will participate in the ABF's expanding program of research in diversity and law. The Neukom Chair is expected to be in residence at the ABF during the visit, and to make at least one formal presentation on the scholarly work they are doing at the ABF.

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. The ABF is strongly committed to diversity in hiring. 

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018, but the search will be ongoing until the position is filled. We ask that applicants submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a brief (no more than 2-page) description of current research and a list of three references.

Application letters should be addressed to Ajay K. Mehrotra, Executive Director, and sent in electronic form to Francine Blazowski, Executive Assistant, at  with the subject line "Neukom Fellows Research Chair." Queries about the application process can be directed to Ms. Blazowski at (312) 988-6582.

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