Full-time Post-Doc/Fellowship Position
The National Judicial College is seeking highly motivated candidates who are interested in helping develop a new program of research activities.  The NJC has been the leader of judicial education for over 50 years, and we are looking to increase our research efforts to support the national and international trends about rule of law and access to justice. While we are pursuing a variety of projects related to topics such as implicit bias, human trafficking and measuring outcomes, etc. we are open to candidates who possess compelling research ideas. Throughout this unique experience, individual will face many of the difficulties that exist in applied research. In addition, the researcher will support federal and foundation grant opportunities.  With these expectations, the researcher will ultimately build their skills in areas of grants, research, writing, and presentations. Moreover, you will often be on the front line working directly with various stakeholders including judges.


  • Applicants must have a law degree (JD) with experience in empirical research; or a doctoral degree (PhD) in a research-related field
  • Exceptional research and analytical writing skills
  • Prior research experience and coursework in the empirical social sciences
  • Statistical software experience in Stata, SAS, SPSS, R, Python, or other languages
  • Experience with and knowledge of statistics


  • Conceptualize suitable empirical methodologies and models
  • Collect, manage, and structure quantitative datasets
  • Perform statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpret results
  • Present research findings to NJC leadership and members of the legal community
  • Communicate with stakeholders, and research collaborators
  • Report writing and manuscript preparation
  • Publish results in relevant peer-reviewed journals

Application Instructions
In order to be considered for The NJC Research Fellowship, please send an email titled “Application for The NJC Research Fellowship” to, with your CV and/or Resume and include a cover letter that summarizes two detailing a research project you would want to conduct during your fellowship at The NJC.

About The National Judicial College (NJC)
Since its founding more than 60 years ago, The National Judicial College has been the nation’s premier judicial education institution. The NJC pursues its mission of making the world a more just place by educating and inspiring its judiciary with the support of individuals and organizations dedicated to preserving and improving the rule of law. The first to offer programs to judges nationwide, The NJC continues to work with the judiciary to improve productivity, challenge current perceptions of justice, and inspire judges to achieve judicial excellence. The NJC is a private, not-for-profit organization.

We offer a competitive salary along with an exciting benefits plan.