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Contact's full name:Annette Mann
Title:Committee Coordinator
 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Campus Box 451003
 Las Vegas NV 89154-1003
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
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2017-01-01

Contact's full name:Mark Spiegel
Title:Professor of Law
Organization:Boston College Law School
 885 Centre Street
 Newton MA 02459
Description:Boston College Law School invites applications for a full-time legal writing faculty position to teach Law Practice 1 and Law Practice 2. Law Practice 1, a graded three-credit course, uses simulated problems to teach professional skills in legal problem solving, including legal analysis, legal research, and oral and written communication. Law Practice 2, a graded two-credit course, focuses on development of legal writing skills.

Candidates must have a degree from an accredited law school, excellent writing and analytical skills, a strong academic record, and experience in law practice or a judicial clerkship. Teaching experience is preferred. The position, which will begin August 1, 2017, may lead to a form of security reasonably similar to tenure. A tenure track appointment may be possible, depending on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected under federal, state or local law. We strongly encourage women, minorities and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity. Boston College Law School, part of a Jesuit, Catholic university, is located in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside Boston.

To apply, please send a statement of interest and resume with three references by email to Professor Mark Spiegel at lrrwsearch@bc.edu. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2016.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2016-11-01

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
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
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2017-01-31

Contact's full name:Craig Hoffman
Title:Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Organization:Georgetown University Law Center
 600 New Jersey Ave. NW
 Washington DC 20001
Description:Responsibilities & Qualifications:
English as a Second Language (ESL) Fellow -- Graduate Legal Writing Program

In 2012, about 245 foreign LL.M. and S.J.D. students came to study at Georgetown from 70 different countries. Georgetown Law's Graduate Legal Writing Program offers a wide range of classes and workshops to help our foreign LL.M. and S.J.D students refine their abilities to communicate in English about the law. The Two-Year LL.M. with a Certificate in Legal English offers a full two-semester curriculum for students who want to focus on improving their Legal English language skills before entering the regular LL.M. Program.

The ESL Fellow teaches advanced academic English to foreign lawyer working on post-graduate law degrees, and with international J.D. students if assigned. The ESL Fellow, reporting to the Program Director, has duties that include but are not limited to:
-Assists in administering the programs of the Language Center.
-Facilitates small group and tutorial work.
-Carries out individual tutorial work.
-Teaches in the Summer Legal English Program.
-Assists with teaching in the Two-Year LLM Program.

-J.D. degree and/or Ph.D. in the field of applied linguistics, English as a second language, cross-cultural communication or a similar area
-At least 3 years--preferably 5 years--of experience teaching English to international graduate students
-Preference for aspiration to expand his/her teaching repertoire to include ESP in academic English and cross-cultural communication in a legal context
-Preference for experience in legal research & writing experience and/or experience teaching academic English to foreign students, as well as an interest in working with foreign lawyers

EEO Statement:
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Please apply by submitting your application to the following link: https://jobs.georgetown.edu/PD.php?posNo=20160877
Position Type:1-2 year fellowship
Faculty Vote:No
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2016-10-31

Contact's full name:Mike Siebecker
Title:Chair, Appointments Committee
Organization:University of Denver
 2255 E. Evans Avenue
 Denver CO 80208
Description:Professor of the Practice of Law (Open Rank) - Sturm College of Law

Job Description

A nationally recognized leader in experiential legal education, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver Law) is a top-75 law school featuring Top-20 programs in legal writing, clinical training, trial advocacy, tax law, and other fields. Located in one of the nation's most dynamic and beautiful cities, Denver Law has a long-standing tradition of innovation in legal education and a commitment to producing ethical, skilled, and professionally-aware lawyers.

Position Summary
Denver Law anticipates hiring for a full-time, 12-month faculty position to teach in its nationally-recognized Lawyering Process program. Lawyering Process is a required two-semester first-year course that instructs students in legal research, legal writing, and legal professionalism. The initial term may be as short as the spring 2017 semester on a visiting appointment, or as long as a renewable seven-year contract if hired at the Professor of the Practice rank. The desired start date for this position is January 1, 2017 for a spring semester visiting appointment, or August 1, 2017 for a long-term appointment. Details about the University of Denver's comprehensive benefits package can be reviewed by clicking here. Teaching package, rank, and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Expertise and excellent skills in legal research, analysis, reasoning, writing and communication.Ability to work both independently and as part of a dedicated team of faculty colleagues.Possess the knowledge and ability to engage effectively with diverse communities.

Required Qualifications
Law degree.
Outstanding academic record.
Relevant practice experience.
Demonstrated interest and/or experience in law teaching.
Demonstrated potential for outstanding pedagogical achievement and national recognition in the field.

The following information sets the minimum qualifications for various academic ranks:
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Law: J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution and a minimum of one year of law practice experience and/or law teaching experience.
Associate Professor of the Practice of Law: J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution and a minimum of five years of any combination of law school teaching experience and law practice experience.
Professor of the Practice of Law: J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited institution and a minimum of seven years of any combination of law school teaching experience and law practice experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Prior teaching experience.
Candidates with more law practice and teaching experience.
Demonstrated experience or commitment to work effectively with historically underrepresented populations.

Work Schedule
Teaching schedule to be coordinated with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position please contact: Professor Michael Siebecker, Chair, Appointments Committee (msiebecker@law.du.edu).

Please include the following documents with your application:

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
SCOL-JD Instruction
Position Type
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2016-10-29

Contact's full name:Amy Griffin
Title:Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Organization:University of Colorado School of Law
 Wolf Law Building
 401 UCB
 Boulder CO 80309
Description:The University of Colorado Law School seeks two legal writing faculty members to begin in the fall of 2017. We seek applications from candidates with excellent academic records and demonstrated teaching ability for appointment to a three-year contract. Please use this link to access the full job description and to apply for the job:


*Note that the November 4 deadline is a soft deadline - that is the date we will begin reviewing applications.

*Clarifying notes: one semester the faculty member will have approximately 30 students, and the other semester, adding an upper-level elective, the faculty member will have approximately 45 (30 in the first-year course).

*Voting rights do not include personnel matters.

Please contact amy.griffin@colorado.edu with any questions at all!
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Per Semester:
Submission Deadline:2016-11-04