JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

American Bar Foundation

Research Professor

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468335
Date Posted: 11/05/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Professor
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Pending budgetary approval, the ABF invites applications to join its Residential Faculty as a Research Professor, beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year.

We seek an early- or mid-career economist with a PhD and/or JD and a demonstrated capacity for innovative research on sociolegal issues. We are strongly committed to diversity in hiring.

The ABF is an independent, scholarly research institute committed to social science research on law, legal institutions, and legal processes. Faculty (a mix of full-time appointments and joint appointments with universities in the Chicago-area) are leading scholars in the fields of law, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, and anthropology.

Research Professors work independently and are responsible for identifying appropriate topics for research, seeking external funding when possible, conducting research, and authoring books and articles to be published in scholarly journals. The position is ongoing, subject to periodic performance reviews. We welcome applicants seeking a full-time appointment at ABF or those interested in a joint appointment with another Chicago-area institution.

We offer competitive salary, benefits, and research support. If jointly appointed with law or social science faculties of Chicago-area institutions, we work closely with institutions to coordinate on salary, benefits, and other work arrangements (including potential course relief).

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/06/2021
Application Instructions:
We will begin reviewing applications on December 6, 2021. We ask that applicants submit a cover letter, which should include a brief statement about the candidate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in their scholarship and professional life; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample; a brief (no more than two page) description of current research and plans for future research; and a list of three references.

Application letters should be addressed to Ajay K. Mehrotra, Executive Director & Research Professor, and submitted through the following url: https://apply.interfolio.com/98362. Queries about the application process can be directed to Executive Assistant Francine Blazowski at (312) 988-6542.