Postdoctoral Employee

Irvine, CA
Jun 27, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Social Sciences - Anthropology


    Open date: May 16th, 2017

    Next review date: August 18th, 2017
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: August 18th, 2017
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


    School of Social Sciences

    One postdoctoral position in the area of Technology, Law and Society is available at the University of California, Irvine. The position, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is part of a new, interdisciplinary initiative that seeks to train socio-legal scholars at the intersection of law, computational science, and technology. While formally housed in the School of Social Sciences, the selected fellow will work with faculty and graduate students from multiple units on campus, including from Social Ecology, Social Science, Law, and Information and Computer Science.

    The postdoctoral fellow's main tasks will be to: assist in mentoring a small cohort of Law-in-Computation Graduate Fellows; lead the development of a 2018 Technology, Law and Society Summer Institute; coordinate with faculty and students on the UCI campus on initiative-related training and activities; develop and maintain a website for the initiative; and contribute to the research and writing of a foundational paper addressing technology, law, and society.

    Requirements - Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in a relevant discipline (or interdisciplinary field), such as anthropology, economics, information/computer sciences, political science, science and technology studies, sociolegal studies, sociology, and other fields. Candidates should also have a research profile that relates to this initiative; e.g. at the interface of law and technological phenomena in society.

    The appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2017 for a period of one year, but we will consider candidates who can start at a later date. Renewal is based on performance and availability of grant support. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

    Application Procedures - Applicants are required to submit 1) Cover Letter (including research skills), 2) a current Curriculum Vitae 3) Statement of Contributions to Diversity and 4) three names and contact information for references.

    Submit materials via UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at Review of applications will begin on June 1, with a final application date of August 18, 2017.

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA


    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter
    • Statement of Research (Optional)
    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
    3 references required (contact information only)


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