Wednesday, November 29, 2006

job at St. John's

St. John's University School of Law has a full-time position available for an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing, which will commence in August 2007.

Starting Assistant Professors of Legal Writing are afforded renewable one-year contracts for three years, to be voted upon by the Faculty Council and Dean.  Upon successful peer and student evaluations, as well as any other pertinent considerations (scholarship and service are considered but not required), a three-year renewable contract may be offered by the Faculty Council and the Dean.  Upon completion of a three-year contract, a Legal Writing Professor may be eligible for a renewable seven-year contract.

The school anticipates that the starting annual academic year base salary for the position will be in the range of $65,000 to $75,000.

In the Fall, writing professors teach Legal Writing, a two-credit course. The responsibilities of the writing professors include creating and critiquing writing assignments emphasizing case law analysis, statutory interpretation, and basic writing skills. In the Spring, writing professors teach Legal Research and Writing, a two-credit course.  The responsibilities include teaching legal research, memoranda writing, appellate brief writing, and oral argument. Summer research stipends may be available as well as some conference travel or other professional development funds.

St. John's seeks individuals with strong interest and competencies in teaching legal research and writing.  Candidates should have excellent academic records (including a J.D. or its equivalent).  Teaching experience, scholarship, and practice experience as a lawyer would be viewed favorably.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names of three references, writing sample and teaching evaluations (if available) on or before December 15, 2006 to:

Robert A.  Ruescher
Coordinator, Legal Writing Program
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439

St. John's University School of Law is part of St. John's University, a Catholic and Vincentian institution of higher education committed to academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom and truth.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, St. John's encourages applications from women and minorities.  The University is located in the New York metropolitan area and is accessible by highways and public transportation to NYC.


Which of the following best describes the position you wish to advertise?
___ Position is tenure-track.
_X_ May lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
___ May lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
___ Has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
___ Is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
___ Is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.

Will the person hired be permitted to vote in faculty meetings?
_X_ Yes
___  No

The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range: (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.)
___  $30,000 to $39,999
___  $40,000 to $49,999
___  $50,000 to $59,999
_X_ $60,000 to $69,999
_X_ $70,000 to $79,999
___  $80,000 to $89,999
___  $90,000 or more
___  Part-time appointment paying less than $30,000
___ Adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

The person hired will teach legal writing each semester to a total number of students in the range:
__  less than 30
___ 31 to 35
___ 36 to 40
_X_ 41 to 45
___ 46 to 50
___ 51 to 55
___ 56 to 60
___ more than 60

What is the deadline for submitting resumes?
December 15, 2006.

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