Monday, October 29, 2007
Professor David Achtenberg of the UMKC School of Law sent me the following message:
I'm chairing a search committee for an endowed professorship (the Douglas Stripp Distinguished Professor of Law in Advocacy) which is broadly enough defined to be filled by an evidence professor. (One of the previous holders was Andre Moennsens.)
FACULTY POSITION SCHOOL OF LAW UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law is seeking nominations and applications for the Douglas Stripp Distinguished Professorship of Law in Advocacy.
We seek diverse candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and professional service. The ideal candidate for the Stripp Professorship will have a distinguished reputation in the field of litigation and demonstrated excellence as an instructor and scholar. Hiring decisions will be consistent with UMKC’s strategic plan to create prestigious faculty positions and recruit nationally recognized teachers and scholars to UMKC’s faculty. Salary, benefits, and research support will be competitive with similar positions in legal education.
The Stripp Professor will play an important role in achieving the school’s mission of educating students to become outstanding lawyers who will serve their communities and producing significant scholarship that benefits the academy, bench and bar. That role is a particularly crucial one because of the law school’s commitment to litigation as one of the school’s four emphasis areas.
UMKC is one of two law schools in the University of Missouri System and is located on a beautiful landscaped campus in the the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, Missouri. It is the only law school in a diverse and vibrant metropolitan area of almost two million people. The school’s 35 full-time faculty members offer courses leading to J.D. or LL.M. degrees for approximately 500 students. It benefits from its metropolitan location, a large and academically talented pool of student applicants, a strong university with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, a dedicated faculty and staff, and strong community and alumni support. The law school is housed in a modern, technologically sophisticated building that includes a unique, state of the art teaching courtroom. UMKC School of Law is proud to be an urban law school with a strong liberal arts feel.
The position will be open until filled, but review of applications will begin in November. Nominations and applications should be sent to: Professor David Jacks Achtenberg, Chair Douglas Stripp Distinguished Professor Search Committee University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law Kansas City, MO 64110-2499 Phone: (816) 235-2382; Fax: (816) 235-5276 AchtenbergD@umkc.edu The University of Missouri-Kansas City recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. To this end, UMKC is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty, students and staff who will further enrich our campus diversity and making every attempt to support their academic, professional and personal success. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status. UMKC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.