CUNY School of Law - Tenure or Tenure-Track Appointment

12 Feb 2017 10:57 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)


Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks a highly-qualified candidate for a tenured or tenure-track appointment for the 2017-18 academic year. Areas of particular interest include; Business Courses (including Contracts, Business Associations, UCC), Community Economic Development Clinic (including Housing or Labor expertise), Constitutional Law (especially Liberty, Equality, and Due Process); Evidence; Lawyering (skills-based experiential learning courses), Property, and Torts. An ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting is strongly preferred.

CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of training a diverse group of students to become excellent public interest attorneys, and providing access to the profession for members of historically underrepresented communities. CUNY School of Law's innovative curriculum is recognized as a model for law schools across the nation. CUNY Law is nationally ranked number 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law.

CUNY School of Law brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. As part of its mission, the law school prepares students to practice "Law in the Service of Human Needs." The basic premise of the law school's program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, practical skill, and professional experience. Therefore, the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.

First-year students engage in experiential learning through simulation exercises conducted in a required year-long Lawyering seminar. Upper-level students take an advanced one-semester Lawyering seminar in a public interest law area of their choice involving an expanded array of professional roles including advocate, mediator, transactional lawyer, and judge. Prior to graduation, all students earn 10-16 credits in either a live-client clinic onsite at the Law School or a practice clinic, a unique seminar and field placement program.

This CUNY faculty appointment opportunity comes at an important time in the history of our unique public service institution. In 2015, the law school launched a part-time evening program, further supporting its dual mission to graduate excellent public interest lawyers and improve access to the legal profession for members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Beginning in 2015, the law school received approval for dual degree programs in law and forensic psychology (JD/MA), inspection and oversight (JD/MPA), and international relations (JD/MIA) with highly respected graduate programs of the City University of New York.

CUNY Law School is centrally located at Two Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. The law school has direct access to multiple New York City subway and bus lines, is convenient to regional commuter railroads, and is easily accessed by local highways. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood one subway stop from Manhattan, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.

This position may include weekend and evening hours and requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs.


J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline. Also required are demonstrated or promised evidence of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship or law-related work; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Admission to law practice and law practice experience.

Additional requirements include commitment to the mission of CUNY School of Law; social justice lawyering experience, availability, willingness, and agreement to teach in day and evening programs and lawyering program and all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience, an established scholarly record, and experience the aforementioned areas of need.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Commensurate with experience; Law School Assistant Professor: $73,476 - $109,135 Law School Associate Professor: $85,978 - $133,467 Law School Full Professor: $100,976 - $163,209


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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and a cover letter including a statement of teaching/scholarly interests and areas of expertise.


Open until filled with review of resumes to begin immediately.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: CUNY School of Law

Job Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Law

Job ID: 16096

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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