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Assistant Professor - Entry-Level - Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program - School of Law

University of California, Berkeley
San Francisco

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Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social Work
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor - Entry-Level - Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program - School of Law

The Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) Ph.D. Program in the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley invites entry-level applicants for one or more full-time, tenure-track faculty positions. We are open to outstanding candidates in any area related to economic approaches to law. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to, law and any of the following: political economy, behavioral economics, development economics, labor economics, industrial organization. Specific topics of interest also could include economic analysis of the legal dimensions of private and public finance, crime, global climate change, or inequality based on race, gender, social class, or other factors.

JSP particularly welcomes candidates with an interest in training doctoral students in quantitative methods, including econometrics as well as other statistical approaches to empirical analysis such as experimental methods, machine learning and computational text analysis, and social network analysis. We also welcome candidates who could contribute to teaching within the broader community at Berkeley Law, including the J.D. program. Most JSP faculty members also teach in Berkeley's interdisciplinary undergraduate Legal Studies major, which operates under the auspices of JSP, and a significant number have taught within the JD program.

JSP is committed to methodological pluralism as a program. Methodological expertise applicable to a wide range of disciplines and substantive areas is a plus, as is a demonstrated interest in participating in a multidisciplinary environment inclusive of disciplines beyond economics and law. Additional materials may be requested of top candidates.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service, and a commitment to building an equitable, diverse, and interdisciplinary scholarly environment. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about family friendly resources, potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

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