Monday, August 7, 2017

University of Akron School of Law International Law Faculty Position

The following comes from the University of Akron School of Law:

The University of Akron School of Law anticipates hiring a tenure-track or tenured faculty member with a focus in the area of international and comparative law to begin teaching in Fall 2018.  We seek a candidate demonstrating general international law expertise with a preference for private international law, including but not limited to international business transactions, international trade, and/or international commercial arbitration.  Both entry-level and lateral candidates are encouraged to apply.  The appointment may include opportunities for administrative leadership overseeing study abroad programs, programs for foreign lawyers, and other international programs.  The committee is interested in candidates with scholarly distinction or great promise as demonstrated by strong early scholarship and a thoughtful agenda for future work, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching.

The University of Akron School of Law is a public, mid-size law school of approximately 500 students located in the Akron/Cleveland metropolitan area.  With a new building, a new dean, and strong enrollments, Akron Law provides an energized community and faculty environment.  The School of Law has a strong tradition of teaching and offers students low tuition, a commitment to student success, strong job placement, award-winning clinical programs, a national trial team program, and unique mentorship with the local and regional bars.  It has research centers in Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility.  Akron Law has recently enhanced its international initiatives including new collaborative relationships with universities in Asia, an accelerated juris doctor program for international students, visiting international scholars, and a four-week, three-city, two-country study abroad program in Japan and South Korea.  In addition, the larger University has been expanding international initiatives and programming.  The University of Akron is a public research university of 25,000 students, with a national reputation in polymer science, engineering, and business in addition to law.  It is centered in Akron, Ohio, a city with a population of 200,000, known for its low cost of living and high quality of life, its surrounding natural beauty including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, its history of industrial innovation, and its multitude of cultural, artistic, athletic, and recreational opportunities.

Akron Law is committed to achieving a diverse faculty by welcoming individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender and gender identity, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic background.  We are also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.

Required Qualifications:  A juris doctor or equivalent law degree with international law experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  A demonstrated record of or potential for successful scholarship and teaching.

For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:  http://www.uakron.edu/jobs.  Job ID# 9816.  While all candidates are required to submit their applications via this centralized system, please feel free to direct any inquiries to Professor Tracy Thomas, Chair of the search committee, at thomast@uakron.edu.  For technical assistance with your application or attachments please call UA Human Resources at 330-972-8431.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Anticipated start date: August 15, 2018.

The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or status as a veteran.  The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

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