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Post Doctoral Scholar - Berkeley Judicial Institute - School of Law
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted May 27, 2022
Title Post Doctoral Scholar - Berkeley Judicial Institute - School of Law
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 07/03/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Law - General

Post Doctoral Scholar - Berkeley Judicial Institute - School of Law

Position overview Position title: Post-Doctoral Scholar Employee Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and based on UC Berkeley's Postdoctoral salary table. Percent time: 100% Anticipated start: August 1, 2022 or later Position duration: One year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Application Window
Open date: May 26th, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jul 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description
The Berkeley Judicial Institute, housed within the Berkeley School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee appointment focused on topics related to courts, judicial decision-making, implicit bias, and mindfulness.

The position is primarily a research opportunity that provides extensive freedom to develop one's own research agenda, while also collaborating with Executive Director Judge Jeremy Fogel and colleagues. Specifically, the position will involve collaboration on a research project examining the federal court response to the pandemic.

Labor Contract:
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) by the start date.
  • No more than four years of post-degree research experience.

Preferred qualifications
  • Strong qualitative methodological skills, including interview and survey research experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to stay organized and meet research deadlines
  • Ability to interact with judges and court staff in a timely and professional manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating a desire to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to establish and maintain positive & professional working relationships with colleagues, students, and team members.

Application Requirements Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Research

Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

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The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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