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Usawa Postdoctoral Fellow - Criminal Law

SOAS University of London - School of Law, Gender and Media

Location: London
Salary: £37,920 to £44,543 pa inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th January 2022
Closes: 30th January 2022
Job Ref: JP434226BloUPFCL

Contract Type: Fixed Term (24 months)

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.  In response to the changing world around us, it is essential SOAS continues to adapt how it responds to and operates in order to be leaders in delivering exceptional education to our students and to support and attract the best academic talent globally.

SOAS has reset its strategic plans through ‘Reimagining SOAS or the 21st Century’ to ensure priorities for the university are clearly focussed on providing the best educational services and facilities for our students and staff, and maximising opportunities internationally.

About the department

The SOAS School of Law, Gender and Media is committed to challenging orthodoxies and to diversifying its staff and student community and see this diversification as fundamental to creative thinking, pedagogic innovation, intellectual challenge, and our interdisciplinary approach to research and learning. We celebrate and promote diversity, equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students.

About the role

The School of Law, Gender, and Media seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in Criminal Law. Usawa Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to encourage an outstanding Black and Minority Ethnic candidate to commence an academic career at SOAS University of London.

The successful candidate will contribute to and expand the School of Law, Gender and Media across different specialisations including, but not limited to, interdisciplinary, comparative legal studies and the study of law in a global context. The capacity to develop a research project that challenges mainstream/ hegemonic/ conventional legal theories will be an advantage.

Candidates will be required to contribute to the SLGM Research Strategy through the design of an innovative plan of research for the term of appointment. A significant piece of scholarship, to be produced during the duration of the project, as well as a series of public events, will form the central design of the plan of research to be submitted with the application. The SLGM encourages applications that also incorporate any of the following components:

  • Critical terrorism studies
  • Critical race scholarship
  • Diaspora and migration studies
  • The study of gender, sexuality and law
  • Comparative law
  • Legal pluralism
  • Decolonising research design
  • Unorthodox legal methods and methodologies

Fellows will also have the opportunity to contribute a limited amount of teaching to the Department.

Candidates are expected to use the fellowship to develop innovative approaches to research methodologies and to the study of The School has a record of innovative research outputs that it hopes to further enhance through the appointment of an early career scholar whose work would benefit from participation in the Carceral Policy, Policing and Race Project while also making a significant contribution to the study of race and law .

About you

You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website.

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