Wednesday, July 10, 2013

U. Minnesota Law School seeking to hire immigration clinic prof.

Here are the details:

The University of Minnesota Law School is seeking applicants for a clinic faculty position beginning fall 2013 in the area of immigration and detainee rights.  The new clinic faculty position will work in the newly funded Center for New Americans.   The Center for New Americans will be a comprehensive immigration law clinic.   The Detainee Rights Clinic will be one of three interrelated immigration clinics along with our existing Immigration and Human Rights Clinic and a new Federal Litigation Clinic.  The Law School currently offers twenty-three clinical courses with a broad diversity of subject matters. Nine in-house clinical faculty members and twenty-two part-time adjunct instructors teach in the program. The Law School considers this expansion of the clinical program to be an important step in continuing to ensure that students will be prepared for the increasing complexities of legal practice in a diverse community and that the University of Minnesota program will provide national leadership in clinical programming. 

Title:  Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law

Appointment: This is a 100% time, twelve month, academic professional appointment. This appointment is annually renewable for up to four years. 

Duties and Responsibilities:  The primary responsibilities are expected to include teaching and developing a new Detainee Rights Clinic. The new clinic faculty member will have some supervisory and teaching responsibility for the two teaching fellows staffing the Center.  The goals of Detainee Rights Clinic are to provide early intervention and expanded representation of detained noncitizens, monitor detention conditions to obtain changes in detention policy, and offer students inspirational learning opportunities. 

Required Qualifications: J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school.  Clinical teaching experience, knowledge of and experience in immigration law, and or/knowledge and experience in litigation are strongly preferred. Applicants must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and be eligible for admission in both state and federal court in Minnesota, if not already admitted to practice in Minnesota.

This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in early August, 2013, with the goal of having the person hired begin work as soon as possible after September 1, 2013.  Candidates, including people of color and women, who will contribute to the cultural and intellectual diversity of the faculty, are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer.  The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

For further information, applicants should contact Professor Jean Sanderson, Chair of the Clinic Appointments Committee at 612-625- 5515.  Applications will only be accepted through the University of Minnesota online employment system.  You will find the listing for this job at the following link:


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