Thursday, August 11, 2011

Clinical litigation faculty openings at Albany

The first is tenure-track, the second is a contract position.

1. ALBANY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a Tenure Track clinical faculty position  in its Clinic & Justice Center beginning in the fall 2012 semester.  The position involves teaching in our in-house clinical program.  Second- and third-year law students in the Albany Clinic & Justice Center develop critical professional proficiencies in judgment, problem solving, and client-centered lawyering and other professional skills sufficient for effective, reflective, responsible and ethical participation in the legal profession through the representation of real clients.   We are looking for the best possible candidate to enhance and/or expand our existing program.  Candidates must demonstrate 1) a strong practice background with at least five (5) years of experience, 2) experience in or capacity for teaching excellence in a law school clinical setting, and 3) a capacity for and commitment to excellence in scholarship.

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in New York State’s capital.  Established in 1851, it is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State.  The school’s Clinic & Justice Center has a national reputation for excellence in clinical teaching and public service.

Applications (electronic preferred) will be accepted until September 1, 2011.  They should include a cover letter, resume, list of publications, and three references, and be sent to the Faculty Recruitment Committee c/o Barbara Jordan-Smith, Dean’s Office, Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York, 12208-3494, bjord@albanylaw.edu.

Albany Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

2. ALBANY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for a Long Term Contract clinical faculty position in its Clinic & Justice Center beginning in the fall 2012 semester.  The position involves teaching in our in-house Introduction to Litigation Clinic.  Second- and third-year law students in the Albany Clinic & Justice Center develop critical professional proficiencies in judgment, problem solving, and client-centered lawyering and other professional skills sufficient for effective, reflective, responsible and ethical participation in the legal profession through the representation of real clients  Candidates must demonstrate 1) a strong practice background with at least five (5) years of practice experience handling unemployment insurance or housing matters, 2) experience in or capacity for teaching excellence in a law school clinical setting.  Following successful review, the individual hired for this position will be eligible for a presumptively renewable five year contract with voting rights equivalent to tenure-track faculty.

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in New York State’s capital.  Established in 1851, it is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State.  The school’s Clinic & Justice Center has a national reputation for excellence in clinical teaching and public service.

 Applications (electronic preferred) will be accepted until September 1, 2011.  They should include a cover letter, resume, list of publications, and three references, and be sent to the Faculty Recruitment Committee c/o Barbara Jordan-Smith, Dean’s Office, Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York, 12208-3494, bjord@albanylaw.edu.

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