University of California College of Law, San Francisco (UC Hastings) — Clinic Director — Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

23 Jan 2023 5:08 PM | Darryl Walton (Administrator)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF LAW, SAN FRANCISCO is seeking a full-time long-term contract faculty member to serve as the clinic director of the law school's Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.

Hiring Notice – LITC LTCF

University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (“UC Law SF,” formerly, “UC Hastings Law”), located in San Francisco, California, has one of the top-ranked clinical programs in the country, and currently operates a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) in which students take lead responsibility to directly represent low-income taxpayers with tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and/or the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB).

UC Law SF is looking to hire a full-time Long-Term Contract Faculty member (“Associate Clinical Professor”) to serve as a member of the Faculty and Clinic Director of the LITC. The faculty position for which UC Law SF is hiring is partly funded by UC Law SF but contingent on continued receipt of additional funds via an IRS grant.

In addition to supervising students in their legal representation, LITC Clinic Director duties also include managing other tax pro bono projects at UC Law SF, ensuring compliance and renewal of the IRS grant, and active participation in tax-related programming of the UC Law SF Center on Tax Law.

Interested candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • A JD.
  • California Bar membership.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience operating a low-income taxpayer program.
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical pedagogy.
  • Grant writing experience.

The application deadline is February 16, 2023. Candidates should send a cover letter (which includes a description of teaching experience), CV, any prior teaching evaluations, a list of references, and a Statement Regarding Pedagogy (explaining how they would operate a clinic and ensure that students successfully achieve student learning outcomes). Please send materials via email to the head of the Selection Committee for this position, Professor Jeff Lefstin (

Base compensation is $133,297.42. Initial contract term is three years, followed by a series of contracts and step progression as defined in the UC Law SF Faculty Rules and Procedures and Long-Term Contract Faculty Base Compensation Policy. This position qualifies for the Full UC Benefits Package, which includes primary retirement benefits, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, and a variety of voluntary supplemental benefit plans to meet the incumbents individual needs. This position is also eligible for relocation assistance and participation in the UC MOP Loan Program, for qualified individuals.

UC Law SF is committed to creating a vibrant academic community in which diverse community members feel they belong. UC Law SF also prohibits discrimination against any person employed; seeking employment; or applying for or engaged in a paid or unpaid internship or training program leading to employment with UC Hastings College of the Law on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, sex- or gender-stereotyping, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. This policy applies to all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, merit increase, salary, training and development, demotion, and separation.


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