WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW is interested in hiring for a tenure-track or tenured clinical faculty position to begin in the fall semester of 2020. This faculty member will serve as the director for some of WVU Law’s nine legal clinics—including the Civil Litigation Clinic, Innocence Project, Veterans Advocacy Clinic, and Taxpayer Advocacy Clinic—and will supervise staff, staff attorneys, and adjunct faculty in those clinics. This faculty member also will collaborate with other faculty members who direct other clinics at WVU Law. While this position is a tenured or tenure-track position, candidates who are not currently in tenured or tenure-track faculty positions are encouraged to apply. Additional information about WVU Law’s clinical law program is available online at https://www.law.wvu.edu/clinical-law.
Candidates for this position must have substantial professional experience, including practice experience in areas such as family law, public benefits law (such as social security), property law, consumer law, bankruptcy law, and/or other fields of educational value. Candidates must have a track record of strong engagement with public interest lawyering and/or the clinical legal education community. Candidates also must have strong management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain complex material to students. Candidates will be expected to collaborate in their work with other legal clinics and departments within WVU Law, other colleges and departments within West Virginia University, other nonprofit legal organizations in the region, and various state and federal agencies.
WVU Law is committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and inclusive work force that includes diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, military service, disabilities, social background, and experience. Our core values include excellence and collaboration in scholarship, teaching, and service, as well as close student/faculty interaction, diversity, inclusivity, respectful/professional behavior, community, and social justice.
Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
WVU Law is one of the nation’s leading public law schools. We are consistently ranked by PreLaw Magazine as one of the country’s top Public Interest Law Schools and best-value law schools, and we are consistently ranked in the top 100 law schools by U.S. News and World Report. WVU Law received the Excellence in Pro Bono Award from Super Lawyer Magazine in 2012 for our outstanding clinical law programs, and in 2017 the National Jurist ranked WVU Law as the #2 Law School with the Greatest Community Impact.
Founded in 1878 and accredited by the Association of American Law Schools (1914) and the American Bar Association (1924), WVU Law is West Virginia’s only law school—a position that provides it with singular opportunities to lead and to serve the state. WVU Law’s leadership position is further enhanced by West Virginia University’s status as one of the nation’s leading R1 land-grant universities. Rich opportunities and programs exist for WVU Law faculty to collaborate in their scholarship, teaching, and service across the university and the region.
WVU Law is located in Morgantown, WV, which is rated one of the top small cities in the country. WVU Law faculty and students enjoy the convenience of a small city, combined with the cultural opportunities offered by a major university. West Virginia’s beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities are easily accessible from Morgantown, as are the cities of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.
Interested candidates should apply at: https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities (Job Number 12507). The application period will be open until November 1, 2019.