Washburn University School of Law - Associate Professor of Law, Director - LLM Program

10 Feb 2020 11:27 AM | Michael Murphy (Administrator)

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for an Associate Professor of Law to serve as Director of its LLM Program as soon as practicable. This is a 12-month non-tenure track appointment with an annual renewable contract. The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty known for its teaching excellence, service to the law school and the profession, and dedication to scholarship.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Applicants must have a JD or LLM from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Experience supporting and enhancing law school diversity.
  • Effective communication and administrative skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in international legal education and innovation.
  • Experience working in an international or transnational law context.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with online legal education.
  • Experience teaching with a proven record of excellence. 


  • Conduct overseas travel in support of recruitment efforts.
  • Develop a strong marketing plan for the program.
  • Supervise independent contractor recruiters in certain contracted regions of the world.
  • Assist in developing a budget and fundraising strategies for the program.
  • Prepare reports for the dean and for the ABA to ensure the program is operating in compliance with ABA.
  • Work with other faculty to develop academic rules governing the LLM program.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with students, faculty, and administrators from diverse backgrounds.
  • May teach a maximum of six law credits each year.

Application Procedures:

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)  Interested candidates may send a resume, listing three professional references, and a cover letter to: Kerri Pelton, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas, 66621, or email: kerri.pelton@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to provide official transcripts upon hire. 

The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the state capitol.  Topeka has been named a Top Ten City in Kiplinger’s magazine.  Topeka features affordable housing with beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks, and is the home of the Brown v. Board of Education historical site. Topeka is also conveniently located near Lawrence and Kansas City making Topeka an ideal place to live and work.  Washburn benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; and more.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE.  Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.


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