BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks applicants for TWO full-time clinical faculty positions, with particular interest in entry level or lateral candidates who would teach in a civil litigation and/or transactional law clinic of some type. We are interested in developing or expanding client-facing clinics in the areas of housing, children/juvenile law, and family law; consumer protection, disability, benefits, healthcare, and tax; or intellectual property, small businesses, nonprofits, or community economic development. The successful applicant may continue with one of our existing clinics or develop a new program; they will, in either event, play a major role in determining the clinic’s specific emphasis and operation.
A clinical position at Boston College Law School is a full-time faculty position and may be on the law school’s clinical track, eligible for renewable long-term contracts with tenure-equivalent security, or the University’s tenure track, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and preferences. Applicants must possess a JD or equivalent law degree, and have significant experience in practice or in a clinical teaching environment. Candidates must also possess a commitment to principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; a collaborative spirit; and substantial organizational and management skills. A successful applicant must be or become a member of the Massachusetts bar.
Applications, including a curriculum vitae and cover letter should be emailed to Professor Claire Donohue, Chair, Clinical Hiring Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although there is no formal deadline, we will begin screening candidates for further consideration in mid-September 2023, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic university and the first institution of higher education operating in Boston, is today among the nation’s foremost universities. The Law School, founded in 1929 and located in Newton, Massachusetts, approximately 7 miles west of downtown Boston, is informed by traditions of academic rigor, service to others, and personal and professional formation of its students.
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected under federal, state or local law. We strongly encourage those who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply.
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