University of Minnesota Law School-Tenure-Track or Clinical Tenure-Track Position

06 Oct 2011 8:55 PM | Deleted user

The University of Minnesota Law School is seeking applicants to direct its Misdemeanor Prosecution and Defense Clinics. The position will be either tenure track or non tenure-track, depending on the qualifications and interests of the applicant. The Law School currently offers twenty-four clinical courses with a broad diversity of subject matters.

Appointment:  Both tenure-track and non tenure-track faculty members are on nine-month teaching tracks and are eligible for summer research grants or summer teaching appointments.  Depending on qualifications, non tenure-track candidates will be considered for continuous appointment, which is the equivalent of clinical tenure, or for probationary appointment leading to consideration for continuous appointment. 

Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the position include: teaching; student supervision in criminal cases; developing the existing clinical courses in misdemeanor prosecution and misdemeanor defense; and preparing students for professional careers in a multicultural environment.   The position also includes the opportunity to teach other law school courses, subject to curricular needs and the interests of the successful applicant.

Clinical faculty with the position of Associate Professor or Professor of Law also have primary responsibilities for research and publication in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice, or criminal procedure and are expected to participate in the work of professional organizations at the national as well as local level.

Clinical faculty with the position of Associate Professor of Clinical Law or Professor of Clinical Law are encouraged to engage in scholarship and to participate in the work of professional organizations at the national as well as local level.

Required Qualifications: J.D. degree.  Knowledge of criminal law and procedure and a minimum of three years practice in the area of criminal law. Clinical teaching experience preferred, but not required.  Applicants must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and be eligible for admission in Minnesota, if not already admitted to practice in Minnesota. This position is open until filled.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Candidates, including people of color and women, who will contribute to the cultural and intellectual diversity of the faculty, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Minnesotais an equal opportunity employer.  The University of Minnesotais committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Only complete applications received through the University of Minnesota online employment system will be considered. A complete application will consist of a cover letter and resume.


To apply for the non tenure-track Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor of Law position, go to The position is listed as a Teaching Specialist on the University’s Professional and Administrative track.


To apply for the tenure-track Associate Professor or Professor of Law position, go to


For further information, applicants should contact Professor Stephen Meili, Chair of the Clinic Appointments Committee, at 612-625-5515. 


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