The University of California Hastings College of the Law is recruiting for a teaching/supervising faculty position. This is a Long Term Contract Faculty position with a three-year plus contract period beginning March 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2015. Funding for the second and third years of the contract is contingent. Each year of the contract shall be an 11-month term with one month of vacation. The starting salary range is $113,300 – 124,800 (DOE) annually with an excellent fringe benefit package.
The successful applicant's teaching responsibilities will involve teaching and supervising students in the newly-created Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic (MLPS). This Clinic will represent low-income elderly clients in estate planning matters, including public benefits advising and general legal information and referral. A unique feature of this clinic is that client representation will be done, to the extent possible, in onsite collaboration with UCSF health care providers at a UCSF medical clinic serving seniors.
Under the general direction of the UC Hastings Academic Dean, the Long Term Contract Faculty has both classroom teaching and student casework supervision responsibilities. The Long Term Contract Faculty also assumes direct responsibility for helping and representing clients when students are not available, serves as coordinating or lead counsel on long-term projects, and is responsible for developing and managing the client caseload, in planning the educational curriculum, and in operating the on-site clinical office. The Long Term Contract Faculty is also expected to work collaboratively with the UCSF health care team. This includes, but is not limited to, meeting regularly with the UCSF health care team, consulting with providers on patient referrals and case status, and teaching and mentoring collaboratively both law students and medical learners rotating through the clinic.
Experience in or aptitude for clinical law teaching and student supervision, relevant legal practice experience, and subject matter expertise will be central considerations in the selection process. Relevant subject matter expertise can include elder law, estate planning, public benefits, poverty law, and/or health law. Hastings is looking for candidates who have potential for, or already have demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching and in supportive, mentoring supervision, have at least five years of meaningful hands-on lawyering experience from which they can articulate lessons and approaches, and have demonstrated a commitment to public and professional service. The position requires membership in the California State Bar.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and two references to Miye Goishi at email@example.com by December 31, 2011. Hastings is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.