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We are no longer accepting applications, this position has been filled.

The Restorative Justice Research Community (RJRC) is looking to hire a full-time Postdoctoral Associate. This position offers early-career researchers a unique opportunity to address pressing issues in the field of Restorative Justice. Based at the University of Vermont’s Justice Research Initiative, the Postdoctoral Associate position provides an excellent chance to work alongside a national network of leading academics, researchers, and scholars. A remote position will be considered for the right candidate. RJRC is supported by the National Center on Restorative Justice (NCORJ), a partnership between the Vermont Law School, University of Vermont, and University of San Diego. The NCORJ is funded through awards from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (Cooperative agreements No. 2020-MU-CX-K001 and 15PBJA-20-GK-00035-NCRJ) to promote the advancement of restorative justice through education, training, and research.


The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for managing all aspects of the RJRC 2022-2024 Fellowship Program.


Faculty Mentor

Abigail Crocker, University of Vermont



We will review applications on a rolling basis beginning Feb 1, 2022, until the position is filled.



This two-year, full-time position has an annual salary of $55,000 plus benefits. The position is based with the University of Vermont’s Justice Research Initiative, which serves as the research core of the NCORJ. A remote position will be considered. The NCORJ is committed to building an inclusive environment where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives to our community. The expected start date is summer 2022.


Eligibility Requirements

  • A PhD (or expected PhD) degree in a relevant field (e.g. Restorative Justice, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Public Health, Research Methodology)

  • Exemplary knowledge of restorative justice

  • A good familiarity with research methodology including study design, data collection, and data analysis.

  • Ability to learn new methodological approaches and content applications.

  • Ability to work independently and lead a complex research project, with multiple investigators across various organizations, from the ground up.


The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Applicants are welcome from any region and there are no associated citizenship requirements. A remote position will be considered for the right applicant.


Initial Application Requirements

  • Curriculum vitae (upload as part of online application form)

  • 3 references (upload as part of online application form)

  • Online Application Form (applications no longer being accepted)

    • Name

    • Email

    • Current affiliation

    • Current title

    • City/town

    • State/province

    • Zip/postal

    • Country

    • Education status

    • Field(s) of study

    • Citizenship

    • Gender identity

    • Ethnic identity

    • Racial identity

    • Please describe your background and experience with Restorative Justice.

    • Why do you feel that you would be a good fit for this postdoctoral position?

    • What are your personal and professional goals for this postdoctoral appointment?

    • How comfortable do you feel conducting independent research?

    • Please describe your experience with various research methodologies.

    • Do you have a preference for a type of research methodology? Please explain.

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