Upcoming academic opportunities: September and later deadlines

Calls for papers

COVID-19 and the law in Africa | Journal of African Law (deadline: 30 September 2020)

Vacancies

2021-2022 Fellowship – Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study | Harvard University, USA (deadline: 10 September 2020)

Managing Editor (International Law) | Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg, Germany (deadline: 15 September 2020)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Criminology, Law and Society | George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society, USA (deadline: 15 September 2020)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Intellectual Property, Innovation & Development | Department of Commercial Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa (deadline: 30 September 2020)

Assistant Professor – Gender and Sexual Violence- Gender and Women’s Studies | University of California Berkeley, USA (deadline: 5 October 2020)

Assistant Professor, Scrivner Institute of Public Policy – Josef Korbel School of International Studies | University of Denver, USA (deadline: 1 November 2020)

Associate Professor (tenure track) – S.J. Quinney College of Law | University of Utah, USA (deadline: rolling)

Upcoming academic opportunities: June & later deadlines

Calls for papers

The COVID-19 pandemic, inequalities and human rights in South Africa | South African Journal on Human Rights (abstract deadline: 15 June 2020)

A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement | Journal of Internal Displacement (manuscript deadline: 1 September 2020)

COVID-19 and the law in Africa | Journal of African Law (manuscript deadline: 30 September 2020)

Vacancies

Volunteer research assistant (< 10hrs / week) | Journal of Internal Displacement (application deadline: 30 June 2020)

PhD / post-doc – evidence regime of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights | Ghent University, Belgium (deadline: 15 July 2020)

*UPDATED* Upcoming academic opportunities: May deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships

Assistant professor in development studies (part-time, tenure-track)| Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University, Belgium (deadline: 4 May 2020)

Three doctoral scholarships – regional dimensions of governance &  sustainable development | UNU-CRIS / Ghent University, Belgium (deadline: 11 May 2020)

Two ERC doctoral scholarships – PROPERTY[IN]JUSTICE – Land, Property and Spatial Justice in International Law | Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland (deadline: 15 May 2020)

13 PhD positions on water governance (diverse geographic focuses) | NEWAVE Next Water Governance network – host institutions in France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Spain & UK (deadline: 24 May 2020)

Calls for papers

Human Rights and the Climate Change Crisis (early career researchers) | University of Geneva, Switzerland | 26 – 27 November 2020 (abstract deadline: 29 May 2020)

 

Upcoming academic opportunities: April / May deadlines

Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships

Law & Society Scholars-in-Residence | Center for Law, Society & Culture -Indiana University Maurer School of Law, USA (deadline: 15 April 2020)

Teaching fellow  – Stanford Programme in International Legal Studies | Stanford School of Law, CA, USA (deadline: 15 April 2020)

Two PhDs on urbanisation, urbanity, and urban diversity in relation to African Studies | African Studies Centre Leiden, Leiden University, The Netherlands (deadline: 1 May 2020)

Two ERC doctoral scholarships – PROPERTY[IN]JUSTICE – Land, Property and Spatial Justice in International Law | Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland (deadline: 15 May 2020)

Assistant Professor of Sociology – Immigration | California State University San Marcos, USA (rolling deadline)

Calls for abstracts / papers

Thinking Forward | Ghent University, Belgium | 18 -20 November 2020 (deadline: 15 April 2020)

Upcoming academic opportunities: March / April deadlines

The following opportunities may be of interest to researchers in the field of law and development:

Vacancies

Iowa Law Faculty fellowship | University of Iowa, USA (deadline: 5 March 2020)

Postdoctoral researcher – Development Processes, Actors and Policies | Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium (deadline: 15 March 2020)

Associate professor – socio-legal studies | Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, UK (deadline: 2 April 2020)

Teaching fellow  – Stanford Programme in International Legal Studies | Stanford School of Law, CA, USA (deadline: 15 April 2020)

Research associate – qualitative research on New York bail reform | Vera Institute of Justice, New York, USA / remote (rolling deadline)

Visiting clinical supervisor – immigration law clinic | Brooklyn Law School, NY, USA (rolling deadline)

Conferences and workshops

Law and Digital Society: Re-Imagining the Futures – Conference of the Research Committee for the Sociology of Law | Lund University, Sweden | 24 – 26 August 2020 (deadline: 15 March 2020)

Science for Sustainable Development – Conference of the ACV International Law Institute and the Cambridge University Brazilian Alumni | São Paulo, Brazil | 2 – 3 July 2020 (deadline: 30 March 2020)

The European Convention on Human Rights Turns 70 – Taking Stock, Thinking Forward | Ghent University, Belgium | 18 -20 November 2020 (deadline: 15 April 2020)

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Upcoming academic opportunities: February deadlines

The following opportunities may be of interest to researchers in the field of law and development:

Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships

Research fellow – property as habitat: reintegrating place, people, and law | Melbourne Law School, Australia (deadline: 3 February 2020)

Assistant professor – globalization and development | Maastricht University, The Netherlands (deadline: 6 February 2020)

Assistant professor – sociology | University of San Francisco, USA (deadline: 10 February 2020)

Program Officer – American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good | American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA (deadline: 11 February 2020)

Department chair & professor/associate professor + assistant professor – race, ethnicity & gender studies | University of Missouri Kansas City, USA  

Conferences and workshops

Thirteenth International Junior Faculty Forum  |  Stanford Law School, USA | October 2020  (deadline: 7 February 2020)

The Sexual Politics of Freedom | Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway | 22 – 23 May 2020 (deadline: 21 February 2020)

Indigenous Private Law | Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada | 8 May 2020 (deadline: 28 February 2020)

Upcoming academic opportunities: January deadlines

The following vacancies and other opportunities may be of interest to researchers in the field of law and development:

Vacancies / fellowships / scholarships

PhD position – UN, indigenous peoples and interlegal translation | ERC RIVERS project, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (deadline: 14 January 2020)

Two research associates / fellows | Oceans Law and Policy Programme & Oceans Governance Research Programme, National University of Singapore Centre for International Law (deadline: 20 January 2020)

Ad Astra fellowship – lecturer / assistant professor  | Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland (deadline: 24 January 2020)

Scholarships available: EDOLAD Summer School | North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa | 1 – 6 March 2020 (deadline: 20 December 2019)

The European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development (EDOLAD) will hold its annual summer school for doctoral researchers on 1 – 6 March 2020 at North-West University (NWU) Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The week-long summer school is targeted at doctoral researchers and early-career academics in the broadly defined area of Law and Development. The school brings together doctoral candidates from the South and North together in small groups for intensive interaction and broader knowledge-community building.

The school is comprised of skills training in conducting qualitative fieldwork and in communicating research findings; it combines this with writing workshops, in which participants will critically engage with one another about their own work. In addition, the summer school includes keynote lectures, panels and roundtables on a selected theme. This year’s theme is made up of two pressing topics: decolonising our field, and data justice.

Six scholarships are being offered to candidates based at African institutions. These scholarships will cover travel, accommodation and other expenses up to a maximum of € 1000.

Deadline: 20 December 2019

For further details on applying, please see the full call for applications.

*UPDATED* Upcoming academic opportunities: December / January / February deadlines

Conferences and workshops

Law & Society Association Graduate Student & Early Career Workshop | Denver, Colorado, USA | 26-27 May 2020 (deadline: 16 December 2019)

Sixth Annual Junior Scholars Conference | University of Michigan Law School, USA | 17 – 18 April 2020 (deadline: 3 January 2020)

Thirteenth International Junior Faculty Forum  |  Stanford Law School, California, USA | October 2020 (date tbc) (deadline: 7 February 2020)

Scholarships

American Bar Foundation / JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars Program | 15-month faculty scholarships (non-residential) & 2-year post-doctoral scholarship (residential – Chicago, USA) (deadline: 15 January 2020)

Vacancies

Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Global Studies | The New School, New York, USA (deadline: 1 December 2019 / open until filled)

Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Justice | University of California Santa Cruz, USA (deadline: 14 January 2019)

Vacancy: Doctoral Researcher in Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice | Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium (deadline: 28 November 2019)

The Institute of Development Policy of the University of Antwerp is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy for a doctoral researcher in the area of Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice.

The researcher will seek to engage with questions of power and dynamics pertaining to the interaction between city councils, financial investors and citizenship at the time of climate emergency.

More specifically, the aim of the research will be to conduct a comparative, power-sensitive and socially-informed analysis of the way in which two or more  cities use or plan to use Green Bonds to finance their climate change adaptation and mitigation plans. This will include an examination of the identification of priorities, democratic participation, indebtedness and transformation of the regulatory and governance framework.

The deadline for applications is 28 November 2019.

For more information and to apply, please see the full vacancy notice.