This job has expired

The George Sharswood Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania

View more

Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

The George Sharswood Fellowship University of Pennsylvania: Law School Location Philadelphia Open Date Jul 1, 2021

Deadline Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time Description

The George Sharswood Fellowship

Hiring Date July 1, 2022.

The Sharswood Fellowship was created in 2007 to encourage scholars committed to entering a career in legal academia. Originally founded by the Editorial Board of Volume 155 of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Law School has since expanded the program. Each year the Penn Law faculty awards two fellowships that each fund two years of research, writing, and teaching. One of the Fellowships continues to be generously funded by the Law Review and one fellowship every other year is reserved for a Penn Law graduate. The Sharswood Fellowship is distinguished by fellows' full integration into the law school faculty and its emphasis on teaching classes that the fellow feels will help them prepare for the teaching they will do as an assistant professor. The Law School has an excellent record of placing fellows and Sharswood Fellows have gone on to tenure-track legal academic positions at law schools including those at Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Sharswood Fellows join a vibrant community of academic fellows from the Law School's Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice; Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition; and the Penn Program on Regulation. Sharswood Fellows also benefit from faculty mentorship and enjoy faculty access to the Law School services and events. They hold academic standing comparable to that of visiting assistant professors. Here is a list of our current fellows and visitors.


Fellowship Requirements:

Writing & Research

The Sharswood Fellow will be expected to produce at least one legal academic work of publishable quality during each year of funding. The work is expected to be of a length akin to a standard law review article.

Teaching: Academic Year 1 (2022-2023)

Spring - Fellows teach a seminar based on the subject of their research.

Teaching: Academic Year 2 (2023-2024)

Fall - Fellows teach the same seminar that they taught the previous spring.
Spring - Fellows teach a course to be determined in consultation with the dean.

Job Preparation

Typically, Fellows prepare for the academic teaching market during their first year and apply for academic jobs during their second year.

Application Instructions

Applications for 2021 will be received starting July 1, 2021 and will close November 15, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials in the summer or early fall. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


Sharswood Fellow applicants must have earned a law degree or PhD or equivalent in a related field and should not yet have held a full-time tenure track legal academic appointment. The Sharswood Fellows Program provides excellent opportunities for predoctoral research for candidates who have completed a JD or for postdoctoral research. One of the Fellowships every two years is designated for University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School graduates.

Application Materials

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. Detailed research proposal
  2. Teaching statement (course abstract and plan for class or seminar)
  3. Writing sample(s)
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Law school and/or graduate school transcript(s)
  6. Three references, minimum (at least one must be an academic reference)
    (For each reference, please give name, title, mailing address, email address and telephone number.)

Letters of recommendation from references are not required.

Applicants should apply using our Online Application:
Questions about this program should be to [email protected].

Copyright ©2021 Inc. All rights reserved.

Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency



Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Penn carries on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and a pragmatic love of knowledge. Franklin's practical outlook has remained a driving force in the university's development. To learn more, visit About Penn



As engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities. 


Penn’s fundamental priorities — increasing access, integrating knowledge and engaging locally, nationally and globally — are supported by the three core values that make us uniquely Penn: inclusion, innovation, and impact. 


Learn about the signature initiatives of the Penn Compact 2022:  




Understanding and appreciating diversity is one of Penn's most important priorities and is fundamental to success in today's world. 


Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. 


To learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Penn visit: 




Penn offers a wide range of benefits and perks - from Penn's retirement Matching Plan to bike repair stations to access to the full LinkedIn Learning library to adoption assistance to workshops at the letterpress and book arts studio and much more! 


Campus and Beyond


We invite you to explore our campus and its stately buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. 


Try our self-guided tour! Come and visit


Learn about sustainability at Penn




Stay up-to-date with Penn's response to COVID-19: Coronavirus Information & Resources


Penn supports news publications that tell the ongoing story of the University community, communications services for external media, telephone and video services, and other media resources: Campus Media 


Connect with us!  


Instagram: @uofpenn 

Twitter: @Penn 



Find Us
(215) 898-7372
3451 Walnut Street
United States
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert