07 Sep 2018 11:09 AM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly-qualified candidates for tenured or tenure-track faculty appointments for the 2019-20 academic year.

CUNY Law faculty perform teaching, research, writing, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in their area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Faculty members share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Areas of particular interest include: Clinical teaching in CUNY’s elder law clinic (which may include disability and health law practice), welfare rights clinic (CUNY’s “Economic Justice Project”), family law clinic (with a focus on juvenile rights and school suspension), and immigration clinic (CUNY’s “Immigrant and Non Citizen Rights Clinic”). An ability to teach in both a clinical setting and a regular classroom setting is strongly preferred.

CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of training a diverse group of students to become excellent public interest attorneys, and providing access to the profession for members of historically underrepresented communities. CUNY School of Law's innovative curriculum is recognized as a model for law schools across the nation. CUNY Law is nationally ranked number 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law.

CUNY School of Law brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. The law school is one of the most diverse law schools in the country with one of the most diverse faculties in the country. A central component of the law school’s mission is to prepare students to practice "Law in the Service of Human Needs."

The basic premise of the law school's program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, practical skill, professional experience or the social, cultural, and economic contexts of law and lawyering.  Therefore, the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.

First-year students engage in experiential learning through simulation exercises conducted in a required year-long Lawyering seminar. Upper-level students take an advanced one-semester Lawyering seminar in a public interest law area of their choice involving an expanded array of professional roles including advocate, mediator, transactional lawyer, and judge. Prior to graduation, all students earn an additional 10-16 credits in one of the Law School’s capstone clinical programs.

This CUNY faculty appointment opportunity comes at an important time in the history of our unique social justice institution. Beginning in 2015, the law school received approval for dual degree programs in law and forensic psychology (JD/MA), inspection and oversight (JD/MPA), and international relations (JD/MIA) with highly respected graduate programs of the City University of New York. Also in 2015, the law school launched a part-time evening program, further supporting its dual mission to graduate excellent public interest lawyers and improve access to the legal profession for members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Student enrollment in both the day and evening programs is strong, and has created the need to expand the clinical opportunities offered at CUNY.

CUNY Law School is centrally located at 2 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood minutes from Manhattan on several subway lines, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.

This position requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs. This will include weekend and evening hours on a rotating basis.


J.D. or L.L.B. Also required are demonstrated or evidence or clear promise of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship and/or law-related work; ability to teach successfully;and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Applicants must be admitted to law practice and bring public interest oriented law practice experience to their teaching.

Additional requirements include commitment to the mission of CUNY School of Law; social justice lawyering experience; availability, willingness, and agreement to teach in day and evening programs, the first-year lawyering program, and all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience, an established scholarly record, and law practice experience in one or more of the aforementioned areas of need.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Commensurate with education and experience:

Law School Assistant Professor: $73,476 - $109,135

Law School Associate Professor: $85,978 - $133,467

Law School Full Professor: $100,976 - $163,209


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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and a cover letter including a statement of teaching/scholarly interests and areas of expertise.


Resumes will be accepted until October 15, 2018.


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


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