City University of New York (CUNY) Law School--Clinical Instructor

20 Oct 2011 8:48 PM | Deleted user

Job Title: Law Instructor - International Women's Human Rights Clinic

Job ID: 4707

Location: CUNY School of Law

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Teaching responsibilities may include supervision of students in legal practice or other law-related activity. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.


The CUNY School of Law Clinical Program has been nationally recognized as one of the best in legal education and affords each student the opportunity to engage in the practice of law by learning through service to underserved communities. The Law School currently offers seven live-client clinical programs and three faculty-supervised externship programs. CUNY School of Law faculty members have been

recognized as innovative leaders in clinical legal education, through service, publications, and participation at conferences.

The Law School will hire an Instructor responsible for project supervision, project management, co-teaching and curricular development in the International Women's Human Rights Clinic (IWHRC). Widely recognized for its expertise and contributions to gender jurisprudence and practice of human rights, IWHRC enables students to engage in cutting edge human rights work under close clinical supervision. Working closely with women's and LGBTQ advocates, human rights NGOs and grass-roots organizations, IWHRC students engage in change-lawyering through litigation and advocacy, locally and globally.

IWHRC is a two-semester, 12-credit clinic. (More in-depth information about the program is available at

The tenure-track faculty member directing each clinic has the ultimate responsibility for the overall operation of the program, including the classroom component, the administration of the clinic, and supervision of students' casework. In his or her absence, the Law School Instructor will assume this responsibility. Law School Instructors must be available for and interested in supervising summer clinic work full-time (including case management), participating in clinic faculty meetings during the school year, and performing other duties for the benefit of the overall program. This position may also involve evening and weekend duties.

In the first two years of service, Law School Instructors may opt into participating in faculty meetings, pursuant to the CUNY School of Law Governance Plan. They may also assume other faculty governance responsibilities and serve on committees. Upon reappointment for three or more years of continuous service, they may participate in  governance activities without an annual opt in process. This position may include weekend and evening hours.


A J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline. Also required are demonstrated legal ability, the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship, legal work, or law-related work, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


For appointment as Law School Instructor, the candidate must have demonstrated commitment to poverty law, public service, or public interest law. S/he should have a minimum of two years practice experience related to human rights law. Clinical teaching or supervisory experience is preferred. Candidates should have substantial experience doing human rights advocacy work and a strong working knowledge of international human rights mechanisms. S/he must show excellent potential as a teacher in the classroom and in supervising students on cases, and as a leader in the public interest community. S/he must show exceptional willingness to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


$39,832 - $86,595, commensurate with experience


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Job Opening

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Go to, click on Careers at CUNY, click on Careers at CUNYFirst. Be sure to submit your resume and a cover letter as one pdf document.

For position inquiries contact:

Rosa Navarra

Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment


Open until filled, with review of resumes to begin October 18, 2011.


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