Career Development Postdoctoral Fellowship in Socio-Legal Studies


The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, invites applications from scholars working in any area of socio-legal studies. The Fellowship is intended to provide a career development opportunity for an early-career scholar and will give the successful candidate the opportunity to develop their research portfolio and so strengthen their future position in the academic job market.

The Fellow will undertake research in the field of socio-legal studies, present their findings at conferences and workshops, manage their own academic research and associated administrative activities, develop ideas for generating research income, be a part of the Socio-Legal Studies Centre and expected to contribute to its activities. The postholder will provide up to three hours per week of teaching or support with other activities, if required.

Applicants must hold, or be close to completing a PhD/DPhil in a field relevant to socio-legal studies (candidates who already hold a doctorate will only be eligible if the doctorate was awarded within two years of the closing date for this position. Exceptions to this requirement will only be made for candidates who can demonstrate that they are still at an early stage in their academic career by reason of having taken a career break (e.g. for maternity leave, parental leave, illness or other personal circumstances); evidence of a clear research plan in socio-legal studies, have the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities; demonstrate how this post will support career development plans, and willingness to contribute generally to the intellectual life of the CSLS, and the Faculty of Law.

The Fellowship is for a fixed term of one year, to commence as soon as possible.

The postholder will be based at The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 1 August 2018. Interviews will be held on Thursday, 24 August 2018.

Full information here.