07 April 2013

OPPORTUNITY: Visiting Assistant Professor in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College

Amherst College's Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment for the 2013-14 academic year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is in one or more of the following areas: jurisprudence and modern legal theory; the social organization of law; constitutionalism and democratic practice; law and literature; law, popular culture and the arts; and law and science. The position requires a Ph.D.

Applicants should submit electronically to https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/538 a cover letter addressed to Professor Lawrence Douglas, curriculum vitae, sample of their scholarship, and the names and email addresses of three individuals to whom we may write to solicit recommendations. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

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