Hofstra University School of Law, located in Hempstead, NY, is seeking to hire a Clinical Professor to teach and supervise a clinic that will focus on investor rights, consumer rights, or a related area. The Hofstra Law Clinic was established in 1973 and is a vibrant and integral part of the Law School. The Law School has 6 additional clinics, including Political Asylum, Community and Economic Development, Criminal Justice, Law Reform Advocacy, Child Advocacy, and Mediation.
The successful applicant will offer a vision for the future direction of an investor and/or consumer rights clinic that includes an integration of direct advocacy, law reform, community outreach, and public policy work in areas related to protecting the rights of low-income investors and/or consumers. The Clinical Professor will be responsible for all aspects of running the Clinic, including: course planning and teaching, client selection, supervision and mentoring of law students in representing clients, clinic administration, and community education and outreach. If so desired, the Clinical Professor can also teach non-clinical course offerings.
Hofstra’s Clinical Professors are subject to the following standards of review and promotion: an initial contract of two years, two additional two-year reappointments, followed by five-year long-term contracts, assuming all standards of review have been satisfied. Clinical Professors are eligible to serve on all faculty governance committees, attend faculty meetings, and may vote on all matters except appointments, reappointments, and promotion. Our Clinical Faculty benefit from generous support for scholarship and pedagogical innovation, as well as being part of an active and engaged NYC-area clinical community. All Clinical Professors are warmly encouraged to participate in faculty workshops, conferences, and other aspects of academic life at the Law School, including the bi-monthly meetings of an energetic and supportive clinical faculty.
The Law School seeks an applicant with demonstrated experience in an area related to investor and/or consumer rights. Clinical teaching experience is highly desirable. New York bar membership or eligibility and willingness to seek admission on motion is required. Salary and title are commensurate with experience.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
Interested applicants may send via email only a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to the attention of the secretary to the hiring committee, Ryan.Duck@Hofstra.edu. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2011.