Visiting Assistant Professor -- Immigration Clinic
The William S. Boyd School of Law seeks an expert in immigration law with an ambitious research agenda for a two-year position in the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic to start July 1, 2012.
The Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) will join a collaborative faculty of clinician-scholars in a region where immigration issues are always prominent on the public agenda. The Immigration Clinic handles a variety of removal, asylum, trafficking and other immigration cases. The VAP will play a pivotal role in finding new ways to both serve the community and provide students with career-shaping experiences. The VAP will work closely with the co-directors of the Immigration Clinic to supervise student attorneys in representing immigrant clients, develop new advocacy and experiential learning programs, and expand community partnerships. The VAP will also be expected to produce a major work of legal scholarship, and will have one semester free of clinical responsibilities to focus on research.
The VAP will receive an annual salary commensurate with experience and will be eligible for funding to attend scholarly and professional conferences. Applicants should be members of a state bar, and should have experience and expertise in immigration law, commitment to public service, strong writing skills and an interest in teaching. Applicants should also have a record of publication and/or a clear research agenda.
The School of Law is now building on its record of success during its first decade as the public law school of Nevada. We have a diverse faculty of new and experienced legal educators drawn from top institutions, and we seek colleagues who share our enthusiasm for legal scholarship and education. The School of Law has 477 students enrolled (347 full-time, 130 part-time) and 44 full-time faculty, and enjoys state-of-the-art facilities at the center of the UNLV campus. For more information about the Boyd School of Law, please refer to our website at http://www.law.unlv.edu/.
UNLV is a premier metropolitan research university with 27,000 students and more than 1000 full-time faculty. With more than 120 graduate programs, including 38 doctoral and professional programs, UNLV is Nevada’s largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution. It provides traditional and professional academic programs for a diverse student body and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning, and scholarship. For more information about the University, please refer to the UNLV website at http://www.unlv.edu. Las Vegas is a diverse and entrepreneurial city that boasts unparalleled access to world-class restaurants and entertainment, all within a short drive to some of the nation’s premier outdoor attractions.
To apply, submit a letter which includes your research agenda, curriculum vitae, law school transcript, and list of references via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or email@example.com. Application review will begin on March 5, 2012, and we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. For more information, contact Prof. Michael Kagan, 702-895-2675.
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