Monday, July 9, 2012

Job opening for director of health law clinic

In Memphis (which is a really cool place to live). The details:

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law invites nominations and applications for a tenure track Associate or Full Professor / Director of its developing Center for Health Law.  Applicants are expected to hold a J.D.; have demonstrated experience in teaching health law or related subjects; and have a clearly established record of scholarship in the field.  The Law School encourages expressions of interest from applicants who have established, or are establishing, national reputations as teachers and scholars in the field and who are interested in promoting the Law School’s Center for Health Law.

The Director’s responsibilities will include strategic planning, fundraising, curriculum development, maintenance and growth of relationships with relevant local, national, and international scholarly and professional associations, scholarship production, teaching, and mentoring.

The Law School seeks to expand its health-law curriculum and related health-law opportunities for the purpose of assuming the leading role in the MidSouth in training health-care lawyers, promoting scholarship and discussion concerning health-care law and policy, and providing pro bono health care-related legal services to low-income individuals.  This initiative is aligned with the University’s increasing emphasis on health-related education, demonstrated, inter alia, by the recent founding of the School of Public Health and a significant expansion of the School of Nursing.

Health care is—and will continue to be—particularly important to the Memphis region because of the concentration of hospitals and clinics, medical device industries, biotechnical enterprises, pharmaceutical companies, insurers, medical teaching schools, universities, courts, and law firms.  Every aspect of the health care research, teaching, and delivery system is present in abundance in Memphis.  The Law School’s creation of a Center for Health Law has broad and strong support. 

The Law School celebrates its 50th anniversary in its new building, the newly restored U.S. Customs House in downtown Memphis.  A $48 million project, the structure offers a magnificent setting for learning and teaching and striking views of the Mississippi River.  We look forward to bolstering our current outstanding faculty with a talented professor committed to excellence in both scholarship and teaching.

Memphis is a beautiful and diverse city with low real estate prices and an excellent quality of life. The city is known for its friendly atmosphere, revitalized downtown, and attractions such as Graceland, Beale Street, Opera Memphis, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Zoo, NBA Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers basketball team, National Civil Rights Museum, and nationally recognized theatre companies.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.  Candidates are invited to discuss salary with the Hiring Committee Chair (below).  The School has a strong institutional commitment to the diversity of its faculty and is particularly interested in receiving expressions of interest from persons who will add to its diversity.  Review of applications will begin in early fall and will continue until the position is filled. 

Please submit applications to  E-mail nominations to with “Health Law Director” in the subject heading.  Nominations also may be submitted by mail to:  Professor Steven Mulroy, Chair, Health Law Hiring Committee, University of Memphis School of Law, 1 N. Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103.  Nominations should include complete contact information for nominees.

The University of Memphis is an EEO/AA employer.


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