The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law - Tenure/Tenure Track Positions

06 Sep 2017 8:04 PM | Laura McNally-Levine (Administrator)

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly-qualified candidates for a tenured or tenure-track appointment to begin in the 2018-19 academic year.

Areas of particular interest include one or more of the following required courses: Criminal Law; Torts; Business Courses (including Contracts, Business Associations, UCC); Constitutional Law (especially Liberty, Equality, and Due Process); Evidence; and Lawyering (skills-based experiential learning courses). The Law School also is seeking faculty who would bring expertise and who would teach courses in one or more of the following elective areas: Labor Law; Immigration Law; International Law; Health Law; Housing Law; Technology and Legal Services Delivery; Poverty Law; Juvenile Rights; Disability Law; and Elder Law.

The 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 in the top 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law. To further its access mission, CUNY School of Law also incorporates academic skills-based instruction across the curriculum for the benefit of diverse learners and non-traditional students.

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, lawyering skills, and professional experience. Therefore, the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.

This position requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs, and to counsel and provide academic mentoring to students. This may include weekend and evening hours.


J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline required. 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.

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 seminar and in all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching, including experiential and collaborative teaching and learning and other student- centered pedagogy effective for diverse learners and non-traditional students. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience, an established scholarly record, and law practice experience in one or more of the aforementioned areas of need. The ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting is strongly preferred.


The full Job Vacancy Notice with additional details and application directions can be found at:

Contact Julie Goldscheid, or Natalie Gomez-Velez,, if you have questions.


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