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    IISL - Call for Nominations
    for the position of Scientific Director



The International Institute for the Sociology of Law, IISL, Onati, is issuing a call through the Research Committee for the Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association for nominations for the position of Scientific Director of IISL. The 2-year term of the present Scientific Director (SD)at IISL Onati will end in August 2020 for a start of the new Director in September 2020.

All scholars working in the field of studies on law and society around the world are invited to submit their application as candidate to Scientific Director of the IISL for the year 2020 to 2022.

The IISL in Onati is a leading institution for the sociology of law, with an international reputation. http://www.iisj.net/ IISL receives students and faculty from around the world to Onati for a master program, and has created a worldwide network of socio legal scholars and researchers based in Onati through hosting a number of international workshops each year, as well as individual visitors. IISL Onati has one of the leading libraries for sociology of law, can offer grants to support visitors, and publishes a highly regarded series of books and journals. It makes an important contribution to the reputation of the Basque Country for academic research and professional training, and plays an important part in the life of the Research Committee of the Sociology of Law in the International Association of sociology http://rcsl.iscte.pt/ IISL will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a Conference in Onati in June, 2019. http://www.iisj.net/es/node/2126.  

The Oñati Scientific Director becomes for the time of his/her term a fellow of the Ikerbasque Foundation for Scientific Research in the Basque Country and a distinguished professor of the University of the Basque Country. Candidates have to meet the qualifications for excellence of the Ikerbasque Foundation. https://www.ikerbasque.net/enThe Foundation's regulations apply to the salary. 

The SD will have an office in the Institute, and family accommodation is provided in the Antia College Residence in Onati at a moderate cost.

If you are willing to be nominated and serve, please send a letter of motivation, your CV and a list of publications by 1 July 2019 to the chair of the RCSL Nominating Committee, Mavis Maclean, at mavis.maclean(at)spi.ox.ac.uk. She will be working with Susanne Karstedt (IISL Board Member) and Masayuki Murayama (past President of the RCSL) as the independent Nominating Committee appointed by RCSL President Ulrike Schultz.

The Nominating Committee will review all applications and present a short list to the RCSL Executive Committee and the RCSL President who will forward the names through the Scientific and the Administrative Director of the Onati Institute to the Ikerbasque Foundation for Review. The final candidate will be selected by the IISL Board. You can find a detailed and interesting description of the role of the SD in organising and promoting the academic work of IISL written by former SDs Manolo Calvo and Carlos Lista, and a profile of the SD by Adam Czarnota, on the RCSL website at http://rcsl.iscte.pt/rcsl_iisl_SD_profile.htm . For further information contact Mavis Maclean mavis.maclean(at)spi.ox.ac.uk, Susanne Karstedt s.karstedt(at)griffith.edu.au, Masayuki Murayama masayuki.murayama(at)gmail.com or Ulrike Schultz ulrike.schultz(at)fernuni-hagen.de If you have questions about the current SD role or about the Basque scientific environment, please contact Noe Cornago, the current Scientific Director (noecornago(at)iisj.es). For details of the administrative status of the SD please contact the Administrative Director Maite Elorza Plazaola (m.elorza@iisj.es ). 

Mavis Maclean, Susanne Karstedt, Masayuki Murayama


Ulrike Schultz, RCSL President, 10 April 2019


This call, in printable format

First publication of this call in RCSL Newsletter 2019 (1)


Website of the RCSL - ISA


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