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Northwestern University’s Center for Legal Studies invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, faculty appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2022. This is a teaching-track position that offers good prospects of job security and promotion, contingent upon continuing excellence in job performance. Duties include teaching six quarter-long undergraduate courses per academic year.

We welcome applications from stellar teachers, especially those with proven ability to teach a range of lower- and upper-division courses on law and society. We particularly welcome applicants who can teach courses on criminal law and mass incarceration. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Political Science, Sociology, or a related field, which must be conferred by September 1, 2022. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Details regarding promotion and reappointment for teaching-track positions are available online at

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, and the names of three references. Additional materials, including letters of recommendation from listed references, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations, syllabi, and a statement of teaching philosophy) will be requested from selected candidates. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 12, 2021. Please submit all materials through the application link, accessible at Address all inquiries to Charlene Mitchell at

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment (

Job applicants who wish to request an accommodation in the application or hiring process should contact the Office of Equity. Additional information on the accommodations process is available at