Tuesday, October 3, 2006

tenure-track position at Arkansas-Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law invites applications from both experienced and entry-level faculty for a tenure-track position for the 2007-2008 academic year in our Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy program.

The Bowen School’s Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy program is co-directed by tenure-track professors, each of whom teaches either another doctrinal course or an advanced skills course. Salaries, research budgets, and status of legal writing faculty are identical to those of other tenure-track faculty members.

The successful applicant should show performance or potential as both a teacher and a scholar. Successful candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate degree or its equivalent from an ABA-approved law school. The UALR William H. Bowen School of Law is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, Vietname-era veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Located in downtown Little Rock, the Bowen School is near the state’s capital as well as minutes from the University of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Service and the Clinton Presidential Library. Little Rock is a dynamic urban area with excellent arts, including museums, symphony and theater, as well as outdoor opportunities, including nearby state parks and bike trails that run throughout downtown.

Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Professor Theresa M. Beiner, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, 1201 McMath Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.

1. The position advertised:

_X_ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
__ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

__ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
__ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
__ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
__ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.

2. The professor hired:
_X_ a. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings (except for certain appointments and promotion matters).
__ b. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; nor does a base salary include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
__ a. $90,000 or more

_X_ b. $80,000 to $89,999
__ c. $70,000 to $79,999
__ d. $60,000 to $69,999
__ e. $50,000 to $59,999
__ f. $40,000 to $49,999
__ g. $30,000 to $39,999
__ h. this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000
__ i. this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

In addition, legal writing professors are eligible for the same summer research and writing stipends as the doctrinal faculty.  They also have the same annual research and travel budget as doctrinal faculty.

4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be:
__ a. 30 or fewer

__ b. 31 – 35
__ c. 36 – 40
__ d. 41 – 45
_X_ e. 46- 50
__ f. 51 – 55
__ g. 56 to 60
__ h. more than 60

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