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  • 14 Sep 2022 12:04 AM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY FOWLER SCHOOL OF LAW seeks a Dean of the School of Law.

    Chapman University, a private university recognized for its culture of innovation as well as excellence in research and cutting-edge teaching, is extending its search for candidates for the position of Dean of the Dale E. Fowler School of Law.

    Founded in 1995, the Dale E. Fowler School of Law (Fowler Law) based in Orange County, California is one of the premier private law schools in Southern California and consistently recognized as one of the top law schools in the nation for practical training. The School’s next Dean will inherit an outstanding market position, a thriving enrollment, and a community united in the shared goal of providing an outstanding legal education. The School aims to build on the momentum generated in recent years by record fundraising – including an extraordinarily generous $55 million naming gift; continuous improvement in U.S. News and World Report rankings; and increases in the academic profile and diversity of the incoming class. With these tailwinds, Fowler Law seeks to extend its reputation throughout California, regionally, and nationally through strategic management of its opportunities, resources, and excellent alumni partners.

    Fowler Law offers a collaborative, personalized, and rigorous education that makes students more practice-ready than their counterparts at other schools. Ranked 16th in the country for practical training, students have access to a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, including clinics, externships, practice-ready labs, and practice-oriented writing classes. With one of the best faculty-to-student ratios among ABA-approved law schools, Fowler Law offers smaller class sizes and greater access to a distinguished faculty both in and out of the classroom.

    The changes to the student body also reflect the upward momentum the school has been experiencing. Recent first-year classes have seen dramatic increases in incoming credentials and diversity. The median LSAT score of incoming classes has increased 5 points in recent years, with the median undergraduate GPA increasing over a third of point. Additionally, today, 52% of the incoming class are from underrepresented backgrounds; 28% are first-generation college students. Also notable are Fowler Law's outcomes. The bar preparation program, offered at no extra cost, has resulted in consistently strong bar pass results on the most challenging bar exam in the country. Fowler Law has set record employment for their graduates in each of the last three years. Graduates are prepared to make a lasting difference in their communities as national and regional leaders, lawyers, and innovative entrepreneurs launching new businesses and legal ventures. 

    Fowler Law seeks an extraordinary candidate for the deanship who is capable of capitalizing on Fowler Law's already strong assets to further its mission to deliver an outstanding legal education while also honoring its commitment to legal ethics, service, and diversity. All applicants must have a J.D. or equivalent and must have the necessary qualifications for tenure as a Professor of Law at the Fowler School of Law. More information can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

    WittKieffer is assisting Chapman University in this search. Application materials can be submitted through WittKieffer’s candidate portal or by email. Review of candidate materials will continue until the position is filled, with priority given to applications received by November 28, 2022. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Werner Boel, LL.M. Shelley Arakawa, J.D., and Ashlee Winters at chapmanlawdean@wittkieffer.com.

    Chapman University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


  • 12 Sep 2022 3:13 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT SCHOOL OF LAW seeks candidates for a Director of a clinic focused on transactional practice, beginning August 23, 2023.

    This position can take two different forms. The first is a non-tenure track faculty position subject to the Law School’s Policy on Long-Term Contracts for Non-Tenure Track Clinical Faculty, which complies with ABA Standard 405(c) by providing security of position, perquisites, and participation in faculty governance similar to tenure. The second is a tenure-track version of the position, for candidates who would like more emphasis placed on scholarly capacity and commitment as components of their work and criteria for evaluation. 

    Whether the position is of the non-tenure-track or tenure-track mold, the person filling it may be hired at the rank of assistant, associate, or full clinical professor, depending on experience. The UConn School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty. We welcome applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other individuals underrepresented in the legal academy, as well as candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our community. 

    We have a rich tradition of transactional clinical offerings at UConn Law, in tandem, historically, with external organizations based in the Hartford area. Moving forward, we are excited to expand our “in-house” opportunities—among other things, because it will help satisfy the considerable demand among our students for transactional experience during law school. We are open to all manner of transactional work, connected to any substantive area of law. Whatever the clinic’s exact focus, the Director will join a robust and collegial team of clinical faculty, focused on criminal justice, immigration, and tax, among other offerings. 

    Position duties include planning and teaching clinic classes and supervising clinic casework, with substantial opportunity to engage in program design and development of further initiatives and growth in clinical programs. The Director also participates in public service activities; serves on faculty committees; counsels students; and is encouraged to teach additional courses outside the clinic consistent with the Director’s availability and interests and curricular need. 

    For the non-tenure-track version of the position, opportunities and support for scholarly research and writing will certainly be provided, although other contributions to legal education, the legal profession, and society are equally valued in awarding long-term contract status. For the tenure-track version, there will be a greater emphasis placed on scholarly output and engagement in the evaluation of promotion and tenure.

    Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • A JD degree.
    • A minimum of five years of experience as a practicing lawyer, clinical professor, or equivalent experience.
    • Membership in good standing in the bar of at least one state.
    • Membership in the Connecticut bar or the ability to become a member within one year of hire.
    • Significant experience with transactional legal work.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and advocacy skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Clinical or other relevant teaching experience.
    • Experience in program management or development.
    • Experience in supervising law students or lawyers new to practice.
    • A demonstrated commitment to serving marginalized populations.
    • Active participation in relevant scholarly and/or professional communities.
    • Engagement with legal scholarship.

    APPOINTMENT TERMS

    Salary and rank will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. Benefits include health insurance, retirement annuities, and research support.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    TO APPLY

    Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22602


  • 12 Sep 2022 3:03 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    CUNY SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking Professors for its Mediation Clinic and Community and Economic Development Clinic.

    See below for the school announcement and link to the application page:

    FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
    The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks up to eight (8) highly qualified candidates for tenured or tenure-track faculty appointments to begin immediately, but no later than Fall 2023. As elaborated below, CUNY School of Law seeks qualified candidates across a broad curricular spectrum who have the
    flexibility to teach core doctrinal courses, especially Civil Procedure, Evidence, Liberty, Equality, and Due Process (CUNY School of Law’s first year course on Fourteenth Amendment and related doctrine), Torts, and Critical Race Studies, as well as in CUNY School of Law’s clinical program, specifically the Mediation and Community and Economic Development (CED) clinics.
    CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education: We are ranked first in the country for public interest law and first in the country for clinical programs. CUNY is one of the most diverse law schools in the nation, and has both a three-year day program and a four-year evening program.


    FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO APPLY, VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

    https://cuny.jobs/queens-ny/assistant-associate-or-full-professor-of-law/4A321E87A7C845DCBB5C4421CD79A7FB/job/


  • 06 Sep 2022 4:40 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    GEORGETOWN LAW seeks applications for a tenure-track or tenured lateral or entry-level faculty to direct a civil litigation clinic starting during the 2023-24 academic year.

    Georgetown Law is especially interested in candidates to teach a civil litigation clinic with a focus on access to justice and economic justice for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities, including taking cases involving consumer debt, consumer financial transactions, employment law, housing, and public benefits. The clinic could involve some policy work with local, state, and federal protection agencies but the bulk of the clinic’s work should be civil litigation with a focus on teaching students litigation skills. The appropriate scope of clinic work would respond to the D.C. Access to Justice Commission’s 2019 report calling for increased availability of civil legal services in D.C. and expanding systemic work to close the justice gap.

    The Faculty Appointments Committee is particularly interested in candidates with prior civil litigation experience in the relevant practice areas and prior clinical teaching experience. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and either an excellent scholarly record (if a lateral candidate) or excellent potential for scholarly achievement (if an entry-level candidate).

    Georgetown Law has operated its top-ranked in-house clinical program for more than 50 years. Through this program, students learn the practical art of lawyering while providing quality legal representation to under-represented individuals and organizations. We offer 19 different clinics, and more than 325 law students participate in our clinics every year.

    Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, a diversity statement, and a scholarly agenda to Alicia Plerhoples, Associate Dean of Clinics and Experiential Education at aep65@law.georgetown.edu. Georgetown Law has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


  • 02 Sep 2022 12:46 PM | Lauren Godshall (Administrator)

    ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW seeks qualified candidates to lead the Appellate Advocacy Clinic and Tax Clinic.

    Information from St. Thomas University about these positions and the school is below:

    Based on the College of Law’s primary curriculum needs we are especially interested in candidates with teaching, scholarship and research interests in the subject-matter areas of Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Property, Torts, Wills and Trusts, as well as Appellate Advocacy Clinic and Tax Clinic.

    Start date: January 2023 and August 2023


    Job Qualifications: Successful applicants will hold a J.D. or equivalent terminal degree, a strong academic profile, and record or promise as a teacher. Candidates with a strong publication and research record or documented interest are highly preferred.  


    About St. Thomas University College of Law: Founded in 1984, St. Thomas University College of Law is one of the most diverse access law schools in the United States. It is part of St. Thomas University, founded in 1961 as Biscayne College by the order of the Augustinian Friars.


    Application Procedure: We are now accepting applications for start dates of January 2023 and August 2023, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Application materials must include a cover letter addressing teaching interests, a detailed research agenda, the title of the applicant’s job-talk, a C.V., preferably with links to publications, and at least three references. Please submit application materials by email to Professor Roza Pati, Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, St. Thomas University College of Law, at rpati@stu.edu.

    St. Thomas University is an urban, student-centered, Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity, dedicated to developing leaders who contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the regions they serve. To this end, the College of Law remains committed in teaching, scholarship, and service, to fostering a public order of human dignity, to training lawyers sensitive to the needs of the region’s underrepresented communities, and to expanding access to professional opportunities which includes active partnerships with business, government and the South Florida Community. The College of Law offers several joint degree programs, including an LL.M. and a J.S.D. degree in Intercultural Human Rights. It provides a Summer-in-Spain program, and it hosts The Benjamin L. Crump Center for Social Justice.

    St. Thomas University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami committed to academic and professional success guided by its Catholic identity.  As employees, we respect the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and support the University's religious mission.  The University conforms to all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status. However, this policy does not require St. Thomas University to act in a manner contrary to the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church or to diminish its rights as a religious organization.

    Accreditation: St. Thomas University College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). St. Thomas University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. 

  • 31 Aug 2022 1:08 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill a tenure-track clinical position starting in the 2023-2024 academic year with a focus on economic development, transactions, business, or entrepreneurship. Lateral applicants are encouraged to apply. Clinical professors are expected to teach 6 to 8 students during the fall and spring semesters.

     

    A candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and a commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students. The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of practice experience in the clinic subject. At least one (1) year of clinical teaching experience is strongly preferred. Must be a licensed attorney and be eligible to become a member of the Arkansas Bar.

     

    We look for innovative faculty with a preference for both practice and teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the University. The University of Arkansas School of Law is dedicated to the aims of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

     

    The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, located in the northwest corner of the state, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the city of Fayetteville as one of the “top five” places to live in America. The region is welcoming, forward-thinking, and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

     

    All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Questions and expressions of interest should be directed to Professor Carl Circo, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at ccirco@uark.edu.

     

    Please apply for this position at the link below:

     

    https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/details/Assistant-or-Associate-Professor-of-Law--open-rank-_R0018399-1?q=University+of+Arkansas,+Fayetteville&locations=17a66cdad98201f7890cfb48ca00e249&timeType=8676082fcc890179341a6d2e71495800&jobFamilyGroup=eaddfab9343f0113688d32d525e70000

     


  • 29 Aug 2022 4:28 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, a private and independent law school based in Albany, New York, and known for its pioneering blend of practical education and critical scholarship, seeks applications and nominations for the position of President and Dean.

    As the nation's oldest independent law school with alumni that include a United States President, two United States Supreme Court Justices, appellate judges, Fortune 500 CEOs and other prominent leaders and scholars, Albany Law School has earned its national reputation for excellence and is defined by its collegial community. Offering 18 areas of concentration for J.D. candidates, several dual-degree opportunities, LL.M. offerings, online graduate programs, and 3+3 accelerated programs, while maintaining an important affiliation with the University of Albany, Albany Law School plays a vital role in the higher education landscape of Upstate New York. Students, many of whom may not otherwise have had the opportunity to gain access to a legal education, thrive in a flexible, rigorous and experiential learning environment, and graduate prepared to make an immediate contribution as tomorrow’s leaders, engaged professionals, committed public servants, inspiring community change-agents, and creative problem solvers.

    Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President and Dean will be a collaborative, transparent, student-centered, and strategic leader who guides faculty, staff, students, and processes with empathy and integrity. This person must have a track record of distinguished management and administration, and must possess a deep commitment to student success, faculty teaching and scholarly engagement and the organizational and leadership skills necessary to attract and retain human and financial resources. The ideal candidate should have a sophisticated understanding of the changing landscape of legal education, respect and appreciation for shared governance, and fundraising experience. Of critical importance is a commitment to fostering Albany Law School's mission to connect the classroom to the profession, government, and the community through experience-based learning, engaged scholarship, and a robust network of alumni and supporters.

    The new President and Dean will need to lead the Albany Law School community in a collaborative effort to execute a strategic vision that builds upon the existing foundation of innovative and successful programs to further distinguish the school in the modern legal education landscape. Albany Law School's faculty, staff, students, alumni, and Board of Trustees are eager to work with a leader who is energetic, creative, supportive, and able to inspire the law school's diverse and highly engaged community. The new President and Dean must be committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and staff, and eager to promote its advantages to a variety of constituents. The new President and Dean will be expected to maintain and reinvigorate close relationships with the Albany Law School alumni and donor community to enhance current sources of revenue for the school while also identifying potential new ones.

    The successful candidate will offer a proven record in management or administration suitable for appointment as President and Dean charged with oversight of a $46 million budget and 180 employees. The successful candidate will, at minimum, possess a J.D. degree or its equivalent, and will have an outstanding record of academic and professional accomplishment and demonstrated commitment to service, the legal profession, and the public.

    All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile. The leadership profile can be found at www.wittkieffer.com. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 17, 2022.

    Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal by using the buttons below.

    Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

    Werner Boel and Ashlee Winters Musser

    AlbanyLawDean@wittkieffer.com

    Albany Law School is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of our student body and community. We encourage applicants including first-gen professionals, women, applicants of color, LGBTQ, veterans, people with disabilities, and other members of systemically marginalized groups.


  • 29 Aug 2022 2:23 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW seeks a dynamic and accomplished legal practitioner to develop and direct a new clinic in First Amendment law. The clinic, supported by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, will focus on rights of speech, press, and assembly, and involve direct representation of parties in litigation. Responsibilities will include leadership of the clinic, management of the clinic’s caseload, supervision of students and a clinical fellow, and delivery of relevant course instruction. Applicants must have a J.D., be licensed in Illinois within one year of hire, have substantial experience as a practicing lawyer, and have experience or a strong interest in teaching, mentoring and supervising law students.

     

    The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is home to a distinguished and collegial national law school, founded in 1897 and situated within a premier research university that affords unrivaled opportunities for cutting-edge legal scholarship, innovative interdisciplinary work and extensive professional involvement with the dynamic and diversified Chicago legal community. Urbana-Champaign is a vibrant college-town community located about two hours south of Chicago and known for its “micro-urban” cultural amenities as well as for its exceptionally convenient quality of life.  

     

    Depending on experience, the director will be hired on the College’s clinical faculty track as a Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Professor. The position is full time and, like other clinical-faculty-track positions, can lead to a presumptively renewable multi-year appointment. The College is also willing to consider lateral applications from tenured or tenure-track doctrinal faculty members at other schools interested in joining the College in a capacity that includes directing the new clinic. So as to ensure the clinic is up and running by the fall of 2023, the director should be available to start as early in 2023 as possible but in no event later than July 3, 2023. 

     

    The University of Illinois offers an outstanding and comprehensive benefit package. Salary is commensurate with experience.

     

    To apply, please use the AALS FAR website https://www.aals.org/services/recruitment/far/ or create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu  and upload the following required documents: curriculum vitae, any sample publications, and contact information of four references (name, telephone number and email address). Applications will be reviewed starting June 30 but will be accepted through September 10. For assistance with the application process, contact Tish Lehigh at lehigh@illinois.edu.

     

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

     

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

    University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

     

    https://illinois.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/94?c=illinois

     


  • 24 Aug 2022 3:56 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for an associate professor to teach Legal Writing beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Washburn Law has a unitary tenure track with scholarship support including summer writing stipends, year-round research assistants, and funding for travel to conferences. This nine-month tenured/tenure-track position is one of three open tenured/tenure-track positions in the School of Law.

    We seek engaging candidates whose performance to date has demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and service or the potential for achievement in each of these job functions. Application materials should clearly articulate the candidate’s record of work supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and state how the candidate will contribute to Washburn University's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

    Washburn Law has an acclaimed, nationally recognized legal writing program. Several legal writing professors have taken on leadership roles in the law school.

    Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution. The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the historic state capitol. Topeka features affordable housing; beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-¬maintained parks; and a nationally recognized public library. It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Site.

    Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

    The ideal candidate will have law school teaching experience, but entry-level candidates will be considered.

    Required Qualifications:

    JD degree from an ABA-approved law school.

    Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

    Demonstrated commitment to institutional service.

    Demonstrated potential for scholarship.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Record of published legal scholarship.

    Evidence of effective law school teaching

    Responsibilities:

    The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling teaching expectations associated with a tenured/tenure-track professor appointment, teaching a full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook.

    The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling scholarship expectations associated with a tenured/tenure-track professor appointment.

    The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling service expectations associated with a tenured/tenure-track professor appointment.

    Application Procedures:

    Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)

    Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter, and the name/address/phone numbers of three professional references to facultytalent@washburn.edu . Include the position title “Tenure-Track Professor, Legal Writing” in the email subject line.

    If you have questions about the position, please contact Professor Mary Ramirez, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, at mary.ramirez@washburn.edu.

    The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.

    Official transcripts are required once hired.

    Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus 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 and/or marginalized in higher education.

    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.


  • 24 Aug 2022 3:53 PM | Jeff Baker (Administrator)

    WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for an associate professor to teach in the Washburn Law Clinic and to teach complementary doctrinal courses, beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Washburn Law has a unitary tenure track with scholarship support including summer writing stipends, year-round research assistants, and funding for travel to conferences. This nine-month tenured/tenure-track position is one of three open tenured/tenure-track positions in the School of Law.

    We are particularly interested in applicants qualified to teach in a criminal defense clinic, but all areas of subject expertise will be considered. We seek engaging candidates whose performance to date has demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and service or the potential for achievement in each of these job functions. Application materials should clearly articulate the candidate’s record of work supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and state how the candidate will contribute to Washburn University's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices.

    Founded in 1970, Washburn University School of Law’s in-house, live client clinical program has been an integral part of the law school curriculum staffed by tenured and tenure-track positions. Washburn Law Clinic practice areas include Family Justice & Immigration, Civil Practice, Criminal Defense, and Small Business & Nonprofit Transactional Law. Washburn also hosts a Criminal Appeals Advocacy Clinic administered in cooperation with the Kansas Appellate Defender Office. The Criminal Defense section has historically practiced in state court, municipal court, and tribal court and been actively involved with the bar in conducting Clean Slate Days.

    Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution. The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the historic state capitol. Topeka features affordable housing; beautiful, historic neighborhoods with well-maintained parks; and a nationally recognized public library. It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Site.

    Washburn University School of Law is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that

    supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

    Required Qualifications:

    A JD degree from an ABA accredited law school.

    A demonstrated commitment to clinical legal education.

    Kansas bar license or eligibility to apply for a restricted license to practice in a clinical setting for the length of the appointment, which does not require the taking of the Kansas state bar exam.

    A demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

    A demonstrated commitment to institutional service.

    A demonstrated potential for scholarship.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Training or experience appropriate to teach in a criminal defense clinic.

    Training or experience appropriate to teach doctrinal criminal-related courses complementary to the clinic such as in the areas of evidence, mediation, and professional responsibility.

    Responsibilities:

    The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling teaching expectations associated with a tenured/tenure-track professor appointment, teaching a full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook. They will teach part-time in the clinic and part-time in other doctrinal courses as assigned.

    The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling scholarship expectations associated with a tenured/tenure-track professor appointment.

    The appointed hire will be responsible for fulfilling service expectations associated with a tenured/tenure-track professor appointment.

    Application Procedures:

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)

    Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references to facultytalent@washburn.edu and include “Tenure-Track Professor, Criminal Defense Law Clinic” on the subject line.

    If you have questions about the position, please contact Professor Mary Ramirez, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, at mary.ramirez@washburn.edu.

    The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.

    Official transcripts are required once hired.

    Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching- focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus 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 and/or marginalized in higher education.

    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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