ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is soliciting applications for a Clinical Professor of Law who will serve as Director of the Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program and of the Prosecution & Government Clinical Externship Program. Experiential education is central to the law school’s mission and these popular programs support the law school’s guarantee that each qualified student can enroll in a significant clinical experience. The Director will be part of our experiential education team, which meets regularly and works collaboratively. The Director will identify and cultivate new placement opportunities while maintaining our wide array of successful placement sites. The Director will monitor student placements and teach the component seminar accompanying each program.
Clinical Professors of Law participate in the governance of the School of Law and in committee work supporting that governance. A Clinical Professor of Law will generally be hired on a one year contract, followed upon renewal by a three year contract. After four years of successful teaching and service, a Clinical Professor of Law is eligible for five year presumptively renewable contracts. Clinical Professors of Law do not have scholarship responsibilities, but they are encouraged to participate in the scholarly life of the School of Law and are provided with generous funding to support that work.
The School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community and serve as champions for the law school’s strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from people of color and other underrepresented groups, women, LGBTQI+ individuals, people with disabilities, and other candidates who will enrich the diversity of our institution.
Candidates should send a current CV or resume, along with a cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications, to Professor Andrew Horwitz, Assistant Dean of Experiential Education and Co-Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at email@example.com.