Research Fellow in Law and Economics

University of Chicago Law School

United States


The University of Chicago Law School invites applications for a Law and Economics Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, for a two-year term, beginning July 1, 2021. Candidates must demonstrate the promise of distinguished legal scholarship and have the ability to develop and teach a graduate level course or seminar in an appropriate subject matter. The successful applicant will teach one one-quarter course or seminar each year and will be expected to publish original scholarship and contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of grades, publications, recommendations and experience. In assessing potential contributions to the life of the Law School, we value candidates who will contribute diverse backgrounds and perspectives that will enrich and improve student experiences and the Law School's intellectual culture.


A J.D. is required, though in unusual cases a candidate who has completed a doctoral degree in a related/complimentary discipline or holds a law degree and is completing a Ph.D. will be considered.

Application Instructions

All candidates must apply on-line at the University’s Academic Recruitment site: Resume, cover letter, writing sample, reference contact information, a law school/terminal degree transcript and research statement must be submitted electronically at the time of application. Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled or until April 30, 2021, whichever is sooner.

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