UCI Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society


PLEASE NOTE: As we accept applicants every other year, we are not accepting Fall 2019 applicants. Our next applicant cycle is Fall 2020. Fall 2020 online applications submitted September through October 2020 will be considered for a July 1, 2021 start date.

Call for Applications: Please see here for the UC PPFP Call for Applications.

UC Irvine supports a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society. This Postdoctoral Fellow is selected from the pool of applicants who identified mentors in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society at UC Irvine and submitted their applications to the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Criteria: Candidates who will contribute to diversity in higher education through their teaching, research or service and who will have a doctorate awarded by the start of the appointment on July 1, 2021.

Due Date: November 1, 2020.

The Program: The UCI Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Criminology, Law & Society offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars in the field whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education for women and minorities, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding issues of racial or gender inequalities. The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Award and Tenure: The award will be made to an applicant who shows promise for tenure-track appointment at the University of California. The Fellowship will be for up to two academic years, in residence at the Irvine campus. Each award is for a 12-month period in residence, renewable for one year upon demonstration of academic/research productivity and participation in program events. There will be one UCI Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society at a time; therefore, applicants will be considered every other year.

Salary: The award provides a salary starting at approximately $50.760 depending on field and experience, benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave and up to $5,000 for research-related and program expenses.

Eligibility: Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited university before the start of their fellowship/appointment on July 1, 2021. Successful applicants must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to work in the United States.  Visa sponsorship and work authorization is possible for successful applicants, a process which would be managed by the International Students and Scholars Office with the support of the UC faculty mentor on their home campus. Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

Application Process: All applicants for the UCI Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Criminology, Law & Society Program should submit their application to the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The mentor’s letter should address the applicant’s potential for appointment at University of California. Applications must be completed online by November 1, 2020. Awards will be announced in March 2021.

Evaluation and Selection Criteria: Please read this page to find out what will aid in your selection: University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Evaluation and Selection.

Inquiries? Most information regarding the application process can be found in the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program FAQs:
If you require additional assistance with the application process, please contact the program office:
President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
California Hall, Lower Level
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720