Friday, April 25, 2008

job opening at University of San Diego

The University of San Diego School of Law invites applications for full-time as well as part-time instructors in its directorless legal research, writing, and analysis program, Lawyering Skills I (LSI), to begin in the fall of 2008. The Instructors’ responsibilities include teaching classes, preparing problems, critiquing assignments, and counseling individual students. Instructors teach in both our day and evening programs, depending on need. Instructors attend faculty meetings and may serve on faculty committees.  Instructors are hired to work from August through May with the possibility of annual reappointment. The starting salary for the Full-Time Instructor, who will teach two sections, is approximately $58,000 to $60,000.  The starting salary for the Part-Time Instructor, who will teach one section, is $29,250 and does not include benefits. 

Applicants for these positions must have a strong academic record, excellent writing skills, and either aptitude for or experience in teaching.  Experience as a practicing attorney is highly desirable. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter discussing the applicant’s qualifications for the position, reasons for wanting to teach LSI, and desire to teach full or part-time; resume; law school transcript with class rank; a ten- to thirty-page sample of the applicant’s legal writing; and names and telephone numbers of three references. Submit application materials by May 15 ,2008, to the Lawyering Skills I Program, University of San Diego School of Law, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. For additional information about the positions, contact Lisa Cannon at or 619-260-8890.


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