due 10-14-2011 / Diversity & Democracy Search — Univ. of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in any of the following three areas: (1) Diversity and Identity; (2) Legal or Philosophical Frameworks for Diverse Democracies; and (3) Diversity, Civil Society and Political Action, or some combination thereof. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2012. The search is part of the interdisciplinary Haas Diversity Research Center and will be conducted under the auspices of the Diversity and Democracy cluster of this Center. Applicants may read about the Haas Diversity Research Center and the Diversity and Democracy cluster at the website: http://diversity.berkeley.edu/hdrc.
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or J.D. degree (preferably by July 1, 2012) in one of the following disciplines: law, philosophy, political science, or sociology; they should have a research and teaching portfolio that examines how our legal, political, and social institutions and practices adapt (or fail to adapt) to an increasingly multi-racial, multi-ethnic population. Special consideration will be given to candidates who work in any of the following areas: (1) the content and contestation of group identities; (2) the normative and legal implications of racial and ethnic diversity within democratic societies; (3) the civic and political engagement of diverse electorates within local, national, and transnational contexts.
This search will be conducted with the participation of the Departments of Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy, and the School of Law (including its Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program). The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in a department to be determined by the candidate’s preferences, disciplinary training, and departmental fit. Applications must include a letter of interest, a CV, three letters of reference, and up to three significant writing samples. Please direct referees to the University’s statement on confidentiality, found at www.chance.berkeley.edu/apo/evalltr.html. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
All documents should be submitted on-line to the Diversity and Democracy Search Committee at: http://polisci.berkeley.edu/research/openings/hdrc/. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2011; applications must be received by October 14, 2011 to assure it will receive full consideration.