Law & Society Scholars-in-Residence
The Indiana University Maurer School of Law and its Center for Law, Society & Culture seek applicants who are pursuing outstanding, innovative research to serve as the inaugural Law & Society scholar-in-residence for fall 2020 or spring 2021. Tenured or pre-tenured professors who will be on sabbatical/research leave during the 2020-21 academic year are invited to apply, with preference given to scholars in the humanities or social sciences with full-time appointments at liberal arts colleges or universities. The scholar-in-residence will be asked to present a public lecture to the law school community.
The scholar-in-residence will receive:
- An office at the Law School at Indiana University’s main campus in Bloomington
- A semester-long affiliation with the Center for Law, Society & Culture
- An $8,000 honorarium, which may be used toward travel and housing expenses
- Assistance with securing short-term housing for the three-month period of the visit
- Access to the school’s top-ranked Jerome Hall Law Library
- An open invitation to weekly law faculty workshops and colloquia as well as endowed speaker events
The mission of the Center for Law, Society & Culture is to promote and disseminate a multidisciplinary understanding of law through scholarship, teaching, and discussion. The CLSC supports research related to the law in a broad sense, including cultural aspects of law expressed through political theory, history, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, or philosophy, and scientific aspects of law expressed through technological advance in biotechnology, environmental science, or information technology. Recognizing that a vital democratic culture requires an informed citizenry that is comfortable talking about and thinking about the law, the CLSC inspires collaboration among scholars and serves as a catalyst for curricular innovation and enhancement.
Bloomington is located 45 miles south of Indianapolis, with easy access to other major US cities: 2 ½ hours to Cincinnati and Louisville, four hours from St. Louis, 4 ½ hours from Chicago and Nashville.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a brief description of current and future research (no more than two pages), and a list of three references to the attention of Prof. Jody Madeira, CLSC Co-Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by April 15th.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.