Princeton University's Program in Law and Public Affairs Fellowships 2018-2019, USA

Princeton University


Deadline:

November 13, 2017


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The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University invites outstanding faculty members of any discipline, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for visiting, residential appointments for the academic year 2018-2019.  LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance.  In addition, LAPA Fellows are expected to be in residence for ten months and participate in LAPA programs, including a biweekly seminar, a weekly luncheon discussion group, as well as some public events and conferences.  The program does not support, as a primary activity, off-site fieldwork or work in remote archives, development of course materials, work in legal practice, direct advocacy of causes or residence elsewhere. 

Fellows may apply to teach one course in Princeton’s graduate or undergraduate programs, subject to the needs of the University, sufficient enrollment, approval of the Dean of the Faculty, and the cooperation of the sponsoring academic department. One of the fellows, who will teach an undergraduate course, will be named the Martin and Kathleen Crane Fellow in Law and Public Affairs.

Financial Support for Fellows

As a general rule, Fellows receive a research salary of one-half their ten (10) month salary at their home institution, up to a maximum set each year before selection is made.  This means that some support will be lower than one half of an actual salary for those at the high end of a salary spectrum.  Research salaries will not be set below a minimum amount specified by the University.  Fellows earn additional salary for teaching a course, but this opportunity is not guaranteed.

Fellows may also apply for funding from additional sources so long as receipt of the funds does not interfere with the LAPA requirements. 

Selection Criteria

All applicants must have received a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree at the time of submission of the fellowship application. The selection committee looks particularly closely at the proposal outlining work the applicant proposes to do while in residence at Princeton.  Successful LAPA applicants should demonstrate substantial expertise in law-related matters.  The committee is composed of Princeton faculty members representing LAPA’s three funding sources, the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, the University Center for Human Values, and the general University.  They evaluate applicants on the basis of (1) the quality of their achievements in their field of specialization and their ability to benefit from the activities of the program; (2) the quality and significance of their proposed projects; (3) the future contributions they are likely to make to legal scholarship and practice; and (4) their ability to contribute to intellectual life in legal studies at Princeton.  In selecting fellows, the committee may consider how each individual will contribute to the fellows’ cohort as well as to the program.

Complete the on-line application.  Please note:

  • Salary and financial information is required, but is held in confidence
     

  • You may, but need not, include a short personal statement containing information you would like the committee to consider.  Do not submit a cover letter.

Upload the following:

  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
     
  • A description of the research project that you plan to pursue at Princeton. THIS STATEMENT MAY BE NO LONGER THAN 1000 WORDS.  The statement should include the contribution of your project to the literature on the subject and your qualifications to pursue the topic, including your past work.  Bear in mind that your audience is an interdisciplinary scholarly community.
     
  • OPTIONAL:  If you would like to teach one course in the undergraduate or graduate programs, you should provide a brief description of the course including objectives, student audience, content and organization, and student assignments. The decision on teaching rests with the Dean of Faculty, and a sponsoring department and is based on the needs of the University.  You will be asked for a more detailed description and syllabus prior to final approval. 

You should arrange the submission of two letters of recommendation (no more than two) through the on-line system.  Your reviewers should submit these letters by the deadline.

The Selection Committee begins reviewing applications immediately, and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage.

Inquiries about the program should be directed to lapa@princeton.edu.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED USING THE ON-LINE APPLICATION.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 11:59 PM (EST) NOVEMBER 13, 2017.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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