15 Mar 2024 1:12 PM | Jodi Balsam (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO COLLEGE OF LAW is hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor for its Social Enterprise and Economic Empowerment Clinic.

University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (“UC Law SF,” formerly, “UC Hastings”), located in downtown San Francisco, seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) to join our Social Enterprise & Economic Empowerment Clinic(SEEEC). The VAP position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. The ideal start date is December 1, 2024, and the initial term is two years. UC Law SF has one of the top-ranked clinical programs in the country. The VAP, like all other faculty members, reports directly to the Provost & Academic Dean. The VAP will work collaboratively with the clinic director, Professor Alina Ball, to supervise upper division law students enrolled in the clinical course, teach the course seminar, and provide pro bono transactional representation of social enterprise clients.

Interested candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • JD degree.
  • California Bar membership. 
  • At least three years of transactional law experience.

      Competitive candidates are aspiring legal scholars looking to transition from practice to full-time legal academia. Candidates who demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to clinical pedagogy will be prioritized. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in affiliating with one of our research or programmatic centers of excellence.

      UC Law SF will mentor the VAP as a scholar and teacher, train the VAP on clinical pedagogy, and cultivate the VAP as a legal scholar. The VAP will teach or coteach the SEEEC and may apply to teach during the summer session either the SEEEC or another course relevant to transactional law or the VAP’s scholarly interests.

     The compensation is $99,275. The VAP will also have a faculty development account and is eligible to apply for a summer research stipend. 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.

     Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Each applicant must submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter summarizing reasons for seeking this VAP position, research interests (if any), and teaching interests.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Writing sample that may consist of a graduate level paper, a published or draft law review article, or educational materials from practice. 
  • Teaching reviews, if any.
  • Three professional or academic references.                 

Please forward these materials to Provost & Academic Dean Morris Ratner ( with the subject line “SEEEC VAP Application.”

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 Law SF 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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