University of New Mexico School of Law - Open Rank Professor in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic (SILC)

26 Jul 2019 6:14 PM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty position in its Southwest Indian Law Clinic (SILC) beginning in Fall 2020. Academic rank and salary depend on experience and qualifications.

Minimum qualifications include a J.D. or equivalent; 3-5 years of practice experience; and licensed to practice in any jurisdiction.

Preferred qualifications include experience in clinical or legal teaching; experience connecting with tribal communities, individuals, and entities; training and experience in supervising; demonstrated or the promise of excellence in practicing federal Indian law or tribal law; academic scholarship; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, and working with broadly diverse communities.

SILC provides high quality legal representation and clinical practice experience in Indian country. SILC is proactive in the advocacy, promotion, and establishment of indigenous peoples’ rights. SILC students may represent individual clients or tribal groups or Indian communities. Students are taught to approach legal solutions premised on tribal sovereignty, cultural rights or traditional internal law, and general legal principles.

We value candidates from diverse backgrounds and perspectives as we work toward enriching our students’ learning through inclusion and enhancing the faculty’s academic mission of research, teaching, service, and community engagement in New Mexico, the United States, and the world. Women in the STEM disciplines, under‐ represented racial and ethnic minorities, groups historically marginalized in American life, individuals with disabilities, and those from rural origins, first‐generation college experience, veteran status, and entry-level clinicians are encouraged to apply.

Official job description and the online application for this opening can be found in the UNM Jobs portal The for best consideration date is September 22, 2019. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the job postings, contact:

George Bach

Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee

UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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