Stetson University College of Law - Distinguished Lecturer (1 year term) to serve as Director of Clinical & Experiential Education

07 Nov 2023 12:51 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW is seeking a Distinguished Professorial Lecturer for the academic year (2024-2025) from the clinical or larger experiential community for a one-year visiting faculty position to cover the administrative and teaching duties of the Director of Clinical and Experiential Education while the current director is on sabbatical.

Stetson’s long history of clinic and externship courses are well-established and known in the community, which include two on-campus clinics, the Veterans Advocacy Clinic and the Jacobs Environmental and Democratic Justice Clinic overseen by two fulltime faculty. Our seven off-campus field clinics place students in prosecutor, public defender, local government and legal aid offices and are overseen by adjunct clinical faculty. In these placements, students learn through full client representation. Our nineteen externship courses are uniquely structured and overseen by fulltime faculty members who have studied or practiced in the subject area and who regularly meet with students enrolled in the externships and communicate with field placement supervisors.

The Distinguished Professorial Lecturer will work within the Department of Clinical and Experiential Education and coordinate with the Director to oversee administrative duties and course offerings. The administrative duties include oversight of the student application and selection process to include programming, marketing, and informational sessions, fielding student questions, and communicating with professors, the registrar office, and community partners. Duties include coordinating clinic and externship orientation, oversight of onboarding materials, mid-semester and end-of-the-semester assessment, and reading reflective journals. The teaching responsibilities include a weekly general skills externship course and other roundtable discussions relevant to specific clinic courses.

Applicants should have a strong understanding of ABA standards relevant to experiential education. An applicant should have teaching experience in experiential course work and administrative oversight of either clinics or externships. The successful candidate will engage the clinic and externship faculty in a learning space to discuss curricular compliance and innovation in experiential education, essentially to study and enhance student engagement and learning.

Stetson Law is Florida’s first law school, founded in 1900. Stetson Law has a national reputation for its advocacy program, ranked #1 in the nation, and legal writing program, ranked #3 in the nation, by U.S. News and World Report. It also boasts centers, institutes, and clinics in various fields, such as advocacy, elder Law, higher education, biodiversity and the environment, legal communication, Caribbean law, and Veterans law.

Stetson nurtures a vibrant intellectual community, situated on a beautiful campus, just minutes from Florida’s Gulf Coast, in the Tampa Bay area, the nation’s 17th largest metro area. We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at to learn more about our school, our community, and our programs.

Stetson encourages applications from women, persons of color, LGBTQ+ candidates, and others who will contribute to our stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment. Stetson’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy is available at

Applicants should email a cover letter that explains your teaching and scholarly interests, attaching a current curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three professional references. Please send the email to Professors Andrew Appleby and Paul Boudreaux at You may also apply by paper mail to Professors Appleby and Boudreaux, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707. The Faculty Appointments Committee will continue to review applications until positions are filled.


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