20 January 2023

Call for Expressions of Interest as Scientific Director of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law

 Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL)

Call for Expressions of Interest as 

Scientific Director of the 

International Institute for the Sociology of Law

The International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) located in Oñati, Spain is issuing a call through the Research Committee for the Sociology of Law (RCSL) of the International Sociological Association for nominations for the position of Scientific Director. The term of the Scientific Director (SD) at the IISL is typically two years, unless exceptional circumstances justify an extension. The current SD’s term ends in August 2024 and a new Director commences in September. Outstanding scholars around the world working in the field of law and society are invited to submit an expression of interest in the position of Scientific Director of the IISL for the 2024-2026 term.

The IISL is a leading institution for the sociology of law, with an international reputation http://www.iisj.net/. IISL welcomes students and faculty from around the world for the master’s program and has created a worldwide network of socio-legal scholars and researchers through international workshops, conferences, and summer courses each year, as well as individual visitors. The IISL hosts one of the leading libraries for sociology of law. It offers grants to support visitors and publishes highly regarded book series and journals. It contributes decisively to the reputation of the Basque Country with respect to academic research and  professional training. It plays an essential role in the life of the RCSL  https://rcsl.hypotheses.org/. The IISL celebrated its 30th anniversary with a RCSL Conference in Oñati in June 2019 http://www.iisj.net/es/node/2126. 

The Scientific Director will become a fellow of the Ikerbasque Foundation for Scientific Research in the Basque Country and a distinguished professor at the University of the Basque Country during the term.