Academic Researcher, Center for Government Responsibility - Visiting Assistant Scholar

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, Post Doc Associate, Visiting Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Research/Scientific/Grants

Classification Title:

Visiting Assistant Scholar

Job Description:

The Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR) at the University of Florida Levin College of Law seeks to hire an Academic Researcher to assist with the work of the center, including initiatives related to the Equal Rights Amendment, heirs’ property and community preservation, privacy, and social justice more generally. 

The Researcher will work in collaboration with the Co-Directors of CGR and the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development to establish and carry out a robust scholarly agenda designed to influence policy concerning equality of rights; privacy rights in an age of mass surveillance; property loss in low-income and communities of color; and other social justice projects. 

The Researcher will maintain a clearinghouse of research; coordinate and assist research efforts by academic partners; generate content for the center’s webpage and research repository; build connections with organizations working on related policy work; and otherwise decide how to communicate the work of the center to multiple audiences. This is a non-tenure accruing position.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:
  • A JD degree
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Public interest advocacy experience in related areas
  • Demonstrated research interest in related areas
  • Strong writing skills; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • License to practice law in Florida
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants are asked to submit a:

  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. Cover letter that addresses applicant’s interest and fit for the position; and
  3. Names and contact information for at least two references. 

Materials may be uploaded at 

For further information, applicants may contact Associate Dean Jason Nance at

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No


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