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Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Syracuse Legal Writing Jobs

Four Legal Research and Writing Faculty Positions Beginning Fall 2006

Syracuse University College of Law invites applicants for four Legal Writing Professor positions (one of which might be a half-time position), beginning Fall 2006.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The College of Law's legal research and writing program has been nationally recognized and is now undergoing a faculty-directed expansion to three semesters, resulting in the creation of these four new positions. Candidates will be expected to teach in the core first year program and, in subsequent years, to teach one or more sections of the upper-level research writing courses as well. These upper-level courses will stress the many different writing challenges faced by lawyers in practice, and will include sections on civil and criminal pre-trial drafting, transactional drafting, and judicial writing. Successful candidates will be encouraged to develop their own courses based on their practice experience.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have an excellent academic record with at least a J.D. degree. Preferred post-J.D. experience and credentials include advanced degrees, judicial clerkships or similar experience, relevant legal practice or similar experience. A demonstrable commitment to excellent classroom teaching is required. Although scholarship is not a requirement for these positions, an interest in scholarship, particularly in the area of legal research and writing, is encouraged.

The research and writing program has a very low faculty turnover rate. Successful candidates will be offered two-year appointments that are renewable upon satisfactory performance. Salary and benefits are competitive and an allowance for faculty research is provided.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to November 21, 2005.  Interested applicants should send their full resume and the names of three references, including academic references in a position to assess the candidate's potential as a legal academic, to:

Faculty Appointments Committee
Syracuse University College of Law
Syracuse, New York 13244-1030

Some interviews will be scheduled during the Association of American Law Schools Faculty Recruitment Conference being held in Washington, D.C. in mid-November. Syracuse University is committed to diversity and is an AA/EOE.

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