CSU Chico - Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

13 Nov 2019 3:41 PM | Lauren Bartlett (Administrator)

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO’s Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track position in Legal Studies at the Assistant Professor level. The position begins August 18, 2020.

Initial Review Date:  12/6/2019; complete applications received after that date will be considered until position is filled.

How to Apply:   All applicants must apply online at:  http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/5836.

Applicants must provide a cover letter to include, a statement of views on teaching, promoting and fostering a learning environment supportive of diverse backgrounds, a CV, and student evaluations of teaching, if available. Three professional references with contact information should be sent directly to: Professor Sally Anderson at ssanderson@csuchico.edu.

Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Qualification Details:

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum requirements for appointment to this position are: a Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school, current membership in the State of California Bar or membership within two years of the start of employment, ability to teach courses in clinical legal education (i.e., Community Legal Information Clinic) and legal research and writing, and the capacity to engage in publishable academic and/or legal/professional research. The successful candidate should provide evidence of their commitment to or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preference will be given to applicants with any of the following: legal clinical experience, paralegal supervision, experience in practicing law, teaching experience, and/or additional degrees, such as a L.L.M. or Ph.D. In addition to teaching courses in clinical legal education and legal research and writing, the ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in any one of the following areas: Legal Studies Senior Seminar, Constitutional Law, Introduction to Legal Studies, and other elective courses. Please see our current course catalog for a list of the department’s course offerings: Course offerings. Ideal candidates will demonstrate evidence of a research agenda that will lead to publishable academic and/or legal/professional research.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service to the Department and the University. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

The Department:  The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice offers undergraduate degrees in political science (including an option in legal studies), criminal justice, international relations, and public administration, as well as Masters degrees in political science and public administration. We have an exciting curriculum, with numerous options to meet a host of academic interests, and an active and productive faculty committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Over 1,000 students major in our department’s programs. Additional information about our Department is available at Political Science/. Additional information about the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is available at College of BSS. CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

The Legal Studies Program: The Legal Studies Program within the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice includes an active moot court program, a paralegal certificate program, and the Community Legal Information Clinic (CLIC). Founded in 1970, CLIC is an extensive undergraduate law clinic designed to benefit participating students by providing hands-on legal training and active learning experiences. CLIC also provides a unique civic engagement program that helps serve the legal service needs of Northern California. Additional information about the Legal Studies Program is available at: Legal Studies program.

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Professor Sally Anderson, Search Committee Chair

CSU, Chico

400 W. First Street

Chico, CA 95929-0455




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