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Contact's full name:Annette Mann
Title:Committee Coordinator
Organization:UNLV
 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Campus Box 451003
 
 Las Vegas NV 89154-1003
 
Phone:702-895-2088
Fax:
Email:annette.mann@unlv.edu
Website:
Description:UNLV is excited to be hiring for a permanent position beginning in 2017. Here is our hiring announcement, followed by the usual disclosure form. If you have questions about the position, please don't hesitate to contact me. (terrill.pollman@unlv.edu) Or if you'd like to chat about the job, you can also look for Linda Berger, Linda Edwards, Lori Johnson,Terry Pollman or Rebecca Scharf at the LWI conference in Portland. We are excited to be looking for a new colleague and would love to talk to you.

Here is our ad:

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS--WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from entry-levels and laterals. The Boyd School of Law is a leading public law school with a reputation for a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching. The law school's state-of-the-art facilities are located in the center of the UNLV campus. UNLV is the state's largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution, including a new medical school. Applicants for law school faculty positions should submit a letter of interest along with a detailed resume, at least three professional references, and cites or links to published works. We anticipate hiring as many as three new faculty colleagues, although of course the number of available positions is contingent on funding. We invite applications from scholars in all subject areas, and are especially interested in deepening our strengths in the areas of Criminal Law, Business/Commercial Law, Health Law, and Legal Writing. We are also especially interested in hearing from professors who are interested in teaching a clinic. With respect to our clinics and legal writing program, please note that UNLV has a unified tenure track; accordingly, professors who teach clinics or legal writing have all of the privileges and scholarly expectations that are associated with tenure. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and appointments would likely begin with the 2017-2018 academic year.

Contact: Please send application materials to the Appointments Committee Coordinator, Ms. Annette Mann, Faculty Appointments Committee, UNLV--Boyd School of Law, 4505 South Maryland Parkway--Campus Box 451003, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1003 or by email to annette.mann@unlv.edu. Members of the Appointments Committee are Thomas Main (chair), Michael Kagan, Terry Pollman, Jeff Stempel, Jean Sternlight, and Stacey Tovino.

UNLV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Position Type:tenure
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:90+k
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2017-01-01

Contact's full name:Craig T. Smith
Title:Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean
Organization:University of North Carolina School of Law
 Campus Box 3380
 
 Chapel Hill NC 27599-3380
 
Phone:919-962-7059
Fax:
Email:crgsmith@email.unc.edu
Website:
Description:The UNC School of Law seeks to hire a full-time clinical faculty member to start in summer 2017. The person hired will generally teach two sections of two graded, three-credit, first-year courses: Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy (RRWA) I and II. Each section will have about 17 students, and each semester a professor starts fresh with different students. The person hired will likely have opportunities periodically to substitute a different course and, accordingly, to teach three rather than four RRWA sections in a year. The person hired will join the School of Law's nine-person Writing and Learning Resources Center (WLRC) (http://www.law.unc.edu/academics/wlrc). The WLRC is expanding because one member (Jon McClanahan) is now an associate dean and other members are increasingly teaching outside the first-year curriculum. Our experienced team is collaborative and creative. For example:

--We teach writing---and closely related skills---in ways that integrate research strategy, citation literacy, and professionalism
--We use an innovative textbook written by our colleague Alexa Chew and our former colleague (and now professional writer) Katie Rose Guest Pryal: The Complete Legal Writer (Carolina Academic Press 2016). The book pioneers a genre-discovery approach that promotes student autonomy by linking sample documents with clear explanations and teaching a systematic process for learning to write unfamiliar legal documents.
--WLRC members also provide some academic support and counseling in various ways.

Candidates must have a J.D., bar admission, and practice or clerkship experience. Candidates should have an outstanding academic record, the ability and desire to work collaboratively on an established team, and experience or demonstrated potential in teaching. A strong plus is additional experience or degrees in education, counseling, or academic excellence work. The individuals hired receive an initial three year, nine month appointment subject to long term contract renewal.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/105835. Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for four references. Confidential inquiries are welcome; contact Professor Craig Smith, Assistant Dean for the Writing and Learning Resources Center, at 919.962.7059 or crgsmith@email.unc.edu. For more information about School of Law, visit www.law.unc.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k
Students
Per Semester:
31-35
Submission Deadline:2017-01-31

Contact's full name:Jason Potter Burda
Title:Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee
Organization:University of Massachusetts School of Law
 333 Faunce Corner Road
 
 North Dartmouth MA 02747
 
Phone:5089851191
Fax:
Email:jpotter1@umassd.edu
Website:http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/
Description:THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW -- DARTMOUTH

Full-Time Lecturer, Legal Skills I and II

Position Announcement

The University of Massachusetts School of Law -- Dartmouth invites applications from persons interested in teaching Legal Skills I and II, courses in which students develop abilities in legal research, writing, and analysis. Legal Skills I and II are part of the law school's core first-year required curriculum. Full-Time Lecturers may also apply to teach a summer course for additional compensation subject to the law school's curricular needs, and are eligible to apply for summer research stipends subject to the law school's standard selection process. The position will begin in July 2017. Successful applicants must be available to teach in the day and evening/weekend divisions, as needed.

The law school's mission emphasizes public service and access to legal education. The law school seeks to prepare students to practice law in a competent and ethical manner while serving the community. We offer a robust legal education program that includes nine required credits of Legal Skills, including six in the first-year at credit hours equal to other first-year courses, an Upper-Level Writing Requirement, simulated practice courses, in-house and off-campus clinical programs, and a field placement program under the guidance of experienced practitioners.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants must have a law degree, strong academic credentials, and previous experience teaching legal writing.

Preferred qualifications: We prefer applicants with full-time legal writing teaching experience.

To apply please submit an application package @ http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/ including (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the contact information for three professional references, (4) two samples of feedback on student work (anonymized), (5) a copy of prior student evaluations, and (6) a writing sample.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

UMass Law is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body, and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups who will add diversity to the Law School Community.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on all potential employees.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:70-79k,80-89k,90+k
Students
Per Semester:
41-45
Submission Deadline:2017-01-31

Contact's full name:Paul Litton
Title:Associate Dean for Faculty Research
Organization:University of Missouri School of Law
 203 Hulston Hall
 
 Columbia MO 65211
 
Phone:573-882-6488
Fax:
Email:littonp@missouri.edu
Website:https://law.missouri.edu/
Description:Position Announcement: University of Missouri School of Law. The University of Missouri School of Law invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, nine-month appointment in its Legal Research and Writing program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The LRW program is a four-credit, two-semester, graded course sequence. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching two sections of Legal Research & Writing (LR&W) during the fall semester (20 or fewer students per section) and two sections of Advocacy & Research (A&R) during the spring semester (20 or fewer students per section), plus two additional courses to be determined by curricular needs and the legal writing professor's interests. These courses may involve participation in or oversight of a student success program. We seek an applicant who will be a collaborative member of an autonomous three-member team that will make decisions about the LRW program. LRW faculty work together on course design and assignments. We seek a candidate who is passionate and reflective about teaching and dedicated to student learning. The initial appointment to a legal writing track position will ordinarily be at the rank of legal writing associate professor of law. The one-year appointment can lead to rolling three-year contracts. Legal writing faculty members are eligible and expected to participate in applicable faculty governance activities. Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, a strong academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, and experience in the practice of law. The ideal candidate would also have experience teaching legal research and writing. The University of Missouri School of Law is a full-time J.D. and LL.M.-granting institution located in Columbia, Missouri, and is home to 37 full-time faculty and approximately 320 students. For more information, please see http://law.missouri.edu/. The Law School strives to foster a diverse faculty committed to effective teaching and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views. Columbia has a population of approximately 115,000, and is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the United States. Application Procedure: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (with their contact information) by logging in at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ For additional information about our Legal Research & Writing program, please contact Anne Alexander, Brad Desnoyer, or Melody Daily. Anne can be reached at alexanderam@missouri.edu or (573) 999-6246; Brad can be reached at desnoyerbm@missouri.edu or (314) 602-8144; Melody can be reached at dailyma@missouri.edu or (573) 882-7244. The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence. The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.eduAdditional information regarding the disclosures:Voting is allowed on every issue except promotion and tenure.Salary is dependent on experience. Also, salary can be supplemented with summer teaching. Each semester the teaching load will be two sections of legal writing (Legal Research and Writing in the fall and Advocacy and Research in the spring) plus one or two additional courses to be determined by curricular need and faculty interests. Typically, each section of LR&W or A&R has 18 to 20 students. Enrollment in additional courses varies.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2016-12-30

Contact's full name:Kristi Running
Title:Clinical Professor of Law
Organization:University of Idaho College of Law
 875 Perimeter Dr. 2321
 
 Moscow ID 83844
 
Phone:2088850860
Fax:2088850860
Email:krunning@uidaho.edu
Website:www.uidaho.edu/law
Description:The University of Idaho College of Law is hiring an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law to teach the College's legal analysis and writing course on a full-time basis at its Boise, Idaho location. The course is a two-semester, five-credit, required first-year course. This role will be responsible for developing the course collaboratively with two other faculty members located at the College of Law's other location in Moscow. In addition to shared responsibility for course development, this role will be responsible for the direct instruction of a section of approximately 35-40 students. This role will also teach an additional two-credit course, depending on areas of interest and the College of Law's curricular needs. For more information on the position, and to apply, please visit: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/16130.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:70-79k
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2017-01-23

Contact's full name:Susan Ferrazzano
Title:Human Resources Coordinator
Organization:University of Pennsylvania Law School
 3501 Sansom St.
 
 Philadelphia PA 19104
 us
Phone:2155739595
Fax:2155739595
Email:sferrazz@law.upenn.edu
Website:https://www.law.upenn.edu/
Description:Legal Practice Skills

Penn Law's innovative Legal Practice Skills program offers practical training in the diverse writing and communication skills today's lawyers need. The centerpiece of the program is a mandatory first-year course, which spans two semesters and carries six credits (four in the fall; two in the spring). While providing students with a solid foundation in legal research, analysis, and writing, Legal Practice Skills also introduces them to a range of other essential practice skills, including fact development, interviewing, negotiation, basic contract drafting, and informal oral and written communication. The course presents assignments as simulations to help students understand the context in which these skills are deployed in practice.

More broadly, the Legal Practice Skills program seeks to encourage our students to recognize practice readiness and skill development as central to their Penn Law experience and offer opportunities for them to build those skills over the course of their three years here. To that end, the Legal Practice Skills program also functions as an umbrella organization for a range of other Law School activities and services, including upper-level course development, the Academic Support program, the summer legal writing course for LLM students, additional writing assistance and writing sample support, co-curricular skills development programming, and the intramural moot court competition.

Penn Law seeks two Senior Lecturers from diverse practice backgrounds to join the Legal Practice Skills program.

The Senior Lecturer Position
Senior Lecturers teach Legal Practice Skills to one section of approximately forty first-year students, assume substantial responsibility for one of the other Legal Practice Skills activities and services, and have the option of teaching an upper-level experiential writing or practical-skills course.

In their role as teachers of the Legal Practice Skills course, Senior Lecturers are expected to:
- Collaborate with peers to design and execute a curriculum that is uniform across the first-year class;
- Teach first-year students in large lecture, small group, and one-on-one formats;
- Review and provide individualized feedback on student work; and
- Supervise third-year-student Littleton Fellows as they work with smaller cohorts of first-year students.

Salary will be $80,000, and Senior Lecturers will be eligible for the full range of benefits described on the Benefits of Working at Penn website https://www.hr.upenn.edu/pennbenefits.

The appointment will begin July 1, 2017 and is subject to an initial, one-year probationary term, with the possibility of renewal for two additional two-year terms. After five years, the position will again be subject to a competitive search. Incumbent position holders will be eligible to participate in future searches, but will not be entitled to any presumption in favor of rehiring in those searches.

Candidates should have at least five years of recent, post-law-school, professional experience; demonstrated ability in legal reasoning, writing, and other practice skills; and superior academic records. Candidates with practice experience in areas other than litigation are invited and encouraged to apply. Prior teaching experience is not required.

Applications
To apply, please go to the Penn Faculty Searches website at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1039. Materials required to apply: a one-page cover letter describing your interest, a resume, your law school transcript, a writing sample, and three references (letters preferred, but a list of contact information will also be accepted). Review of applications will begin January 2017.

Please note: The Legal Practice Skills program will not provide instructors with institutional support or preparation for entering the traditional legal academic market. Penn Law encourages scholars interested in legal academia to apply for one of its academic fellowships. More information on those programs is available at https://www.law.upenn.edu/faculty/fellowships.php.

The University of Pennsylvania Law School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania Law School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class status in its employment practices. To learn more about the University's policies and practices visit http://www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/eoaa.html.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2017-04-30

Contact's full name:Patrick Rietz
Title:Director of Human Resources
Organization:University of Illinois College of Law
 504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
 
 Champaign IL 61820
 
Phone:217-265-9882
Fax:
Email:rietz@illinois.edu
Website:
Description:Teaching Professor of Legal Writing
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law

The University of Illinois College of Law seeks applicants for a Teaching Professor of Legal Writing to begin in August 2017. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position with the possibility of renewable contracts. Depending on experience, the individual will be hired on the University's Specialized Faculty Track as a Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Professor. This individual will teach one section of the graded first-year legal writing courses, Legal Writing & Analysis and Introduction to Advocacy, as well as one or two upper-level courses, including at least one upper-level writing course.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school. They must also have excellent writing and analytical skills, an outstanding law school record, and a minimum of two years of legal practice experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Prior teaching experience is preferred.

To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following items as a single PDF file by February 1, 2017: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a writing sample, and (3) contact information for three professional references. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, but no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with experience. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Patrick Rietz, Director of Human Resources, at rietz@illinois.edu or at 217-265-9882.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:60-69k,70-79k,80-89k
Students
Per Semester:
31-35
Submission Deadline:2017-02-01

Contact's full name:Larry Cunningham
Title:Vice Dean & Professor of Legal Writing
Organization:St. John's University Law School
 8000 Utopia Parkway
 
 Queens NY 11439
 
Phone:718-990-7616
Fax:
Email:Larry.Cunningham@stjohns.edu
Website:law.stjohns.edu
Description:ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment to teach Legal Writing in its J.D. program, beginning in the fall of 2017. The professor will teach one section (approximately 45 students) of Legal Writing, a 2-credit course taught in each of the fall and spring semesters. The professor may, depending on curricular needs and his or her interest, teach other courses in advanced writing, drafting, or doctrinal subjects. St. John's has a robust program in writing and skills development that includes a Writing Center staffed by accomplished upper level students, a full-time Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, and a curriculum rich in advanced writing and legal practice courses.

Legal Writing faculty are fully engaged members of the Law School community. They are encouraged to undertake scholarship and are supported in doing so. All faculty, including Legal Writing professors, are able to hire research and teaching assistants, participate in faculty colloquia, receive support for academic travel, and are eligible for summer research grants and publication awards. They participate in committees, hold administrative positions, and engage in other aspects of shared governance.

The School of Law is part of St. John's University, a Catholic and Vincentian institution of higher education committed to academic excellence and service to those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, St. John's encourages applications from women and minorities. The University is located in New York City in the borough of Queens, on record as the most diverse urban county in the United States. Diversity of all kinds is welcomed and encouraged at the Law School, which benefits from student organizations like the Black Law Students Association, Latino American Law Students Association, the Gay and Lesbian Law Association, and others.

A candidate hired as an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing will be given a one-year renewable contract that can lead, after three years, to renewable longer-term contracts with security of position. Candidates should have strong academic records (including a J.D. or its equivalent) and experience in law practice. They should be able to show a strong interest and competency in teaching legal research and writing. Teaching experience is a plus.

Applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names of three references, (4) a writing sample, and (5) teaching evaluations (if available) to Larry Cunningham, Vice Dean and Professor of Legal Writing, at lawfac@stjohns.edu. Please submit the documents as a single PDF file in the order indicated. Review of applications will commence immediately.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k,90+k
Students
Per Semester:
41-45
Submission Deadline:2017-01-31