The University of Washington School of Law invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Law to direct and teach its Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC). The successful candidate must hold a JD and demonstrate scholarly excellence in transactional, intellectual property, or non-profit law, or a related field. In addition, the candidate must possess outstanding clinical teaching and organizational skills. In particular, the candidate must be capable of teaching the clinical course, supervising students’ work with clients, and collaborating with community partners, including practitioners, entrepreneurs, and others within UW’s innovation ecosystem. The candidate should also be willing to teach doctrinal courses in the candidate’s substantive area of expertise.
At the University of Washington, the initial appointment of an Assistant Professor is for a period of three years. Renewal for a second three-year period will be considered by the department in Spring Quarter of the second year of the initial appointment. Promotion and tenure must be considered in the sixth year, however it may also be considered earlier than the sixth year as appropriate.
The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic is one of 12 in-house clinics at UW Law. The ELC is an innovative clinic serving entrepreneurs throughout the Pacific Northwest. Modeled after the structure and services of technology- and entrepreneurship-focused law firms, the ELC provides entrepreneurs with access to lawyers and students specializing in critical fields such as intellectual property, corporate and securities law, and tax. By providing such counseling, the ELC has become one of the cornerstones of the Pacific Northwest’s entrepreneurial community. In 2014-15, the ELC served 30 ventures, including ten microenterprises, five technology ventures, and ten nonprofit or social entrepreneurship projects. The clinic provides critical early stage legal and business counseling to the following groups: technology entrepreneurs, small business owners, social entrepreneurs, non-profits, and University of Washington researchers. In addition to providing traditional transactional legal services, since 2012 the ELC has participated in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Law School Clinic Certification Program, under which UW law students are granted limited recognition to practice before the USPTO under faculty supervision. Finally, the ELC's work involves significant collaboration with CoMotion, the University of Washington's hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology transfer.
Candidates must either be admitted to the Washington bar or capable of admission to the Washington bar prior to September 1, 2018. A combination of at least 3-5 years of law practice and/or clinical teaching experience is preferred. While the Committee has wide discretion in choosing methods to conduct an effective national search, those methods shall include attention to issues of diversity and inclusion.
To apply for this position, please submit the following information to email@example.com
Cover letter (addressed to Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee)
Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, and email address)
List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
Please use “Entrepreneurial Law Clinic – Assistant Professor” in the subject line of your email.
Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document.
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than October 1, 2016. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.