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ABF Seeks Applications for Research Faculty and Neukom Chair Positions

August 30, 2018, ABF news

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is seeking applications from Ph.D. and/or J.D. candidates to join its residential research faculty as a Research Professor, as well as applications from outstanding scholars who are conducting empirical research on diversity and law for its William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law position beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year.

ABF Research Professors are among the leading scholars in the fields of anthropology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. As an independent, scholarly research institute committed to social science research on law, legal institutions and legal processes, the ABF aims to advance the understanding of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the U.S. and abroad. Our resident research faculty consists of Research Professors, visiting scholars, affiliated scholars, faculty fellows, and research social scientists who design and conduct the research projects that encompass our research program. 

Research Professors work independently and are responsible for choosing and conducting their topics of research, seeking external funding (when possible), and authoring books and articles to be published in scholarly journals. The ABF seeks candidates in any research area, discipline, or methodology who have the potential to produce exemplary empirical scholarship in law and the social sciences. Applicants interested in full-time or joint appointments are welcome to apply. The ABF offers competitive salary and benefits along with research support.

The William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law is a year-long, visiting position at the ABF. Candidates with a distinguished record of scholarship in all social science fields, law, and history will be considered who are conducting research on topics such as 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. 

The Neukom Fellows Chair is expected to be in residence at the ABF and make at least one formal presentation on the scholarly work they are pursuing. Past Neukom Fellows at the ABF have included: Angela Onwuachi-Willig (2017-18), dean of Boston University School of Law and the former Chancellor's Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; Laura F. Edwards (2016-17), Peabody Family Professor of History in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University; and Rachel F. Moran (2015-16), dean emerita and the Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Learn more about our Past Neukom Fellows by visiting the Faculty page on our website here

Applications to join the ABF as a Research Professor are due by October 15, 2018. To learn more or to apply, click here

Review of applications to join the ABF as our 2019-2020 Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law will begin on December 15, 2018. To learn more or to apply, click here.  

About the American Bar Foundation

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is among the world's leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law. The ABF seeks to expand knowledge and advance justice through innovative, interdisciplinary, and rigorous empirical research on law, legal processes, and legal institutions. To further this mission, the ABF will produce timely, cutting-edge research of the highest quality to inform and guide the legal profession, the academy and society in the United States and internationally. The ABF's primary funding is provided by the American Bar Endowment and the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation


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