Saturday, June 14, 2008
The information below comes from Professor Sarah Ricks:
Rutgers School of Law - Camden is conducting a national search to fill a 405(c) clinical professor position in our Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing Program (LAWR).
Each LAWR clinical professor teaches approximately 40 first-year students in a two-semester, graded, four credit hour course. The professor will also teach an additional course each year. There is considerable flexibility in choosing the other course offering. The first year LAWR program covers legal research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills. The professor, with the assistance of
approximately four teaching assistants, is responsible for classroom instruction, regular office hours, periodic conferencing, and review, critique, and evaluation of student work. Our program is a collegial
model with a rotating department chair. The current faculty consult about course content but have full academic freedom to design and conduct their own classes. We participate in a scholarship workshop with other lawyering faculty.
Successful candidates may be hired at the clinical assistant, clinical associate, or clinical professor level as of July 1, 2009, or as early as January 2009, depending upon availability. Three or five year
contracts are available. Clinical professors can vote on all matters other than tenure hiring/promotions; their own promotions; and promotions to positions for contracts of longer length or titles higher than their own. They serve on faculty committees and have travel/research budgets.
The ideal candidate will have a law degree from an accredited law school, excellent written and oral skills, legal practice experience, and recent legal research and writing teaching experience. Rutgers
University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, national or ethnic origin, race or color, religion, sex or sexual orientation. As the
state university of New Jersey, Rutgers offers significant benefits packages.
The application deadline is August 1, 2008. Selected applicants will be invited to campus for presentations to the faculty. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three references who can comment on teaching or conferencing and writing ability, a writing sample, and samples of teaching materials, if any. Applications should be sent to:
Sarah E. Ricks
Clinical Associate Professor
Chair, Clinical Appointments Committee
Rutgers School of Law - Camden
217 N. Fifth Street
Camden, NJ 08102
1. The position advertised:
__ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
_X_ 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.
The track for the position complies with ABA Standard 405(c) and the usual sequence is two three-year contracts followed by a five-year contract.
2. The professor hired:
_X_ a. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
__ b. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
Clinical professors can vote on all matters other than tenure hiring/promotions; their own promotions; and promotions to positions for contracts of longer length or titles higher than their own. They serve
on faculty committees.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does not include stipends for teaching in summer school; nor does a base salary include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
__ a. $90,000 or more
__ b. $80,000 to $89,999
_X_ 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
Clinical faculty have travel/research budgets.
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
_X_ c. 36 - 40
__ d. 41 - 45
__ e. 46 - 50
__ f. 51 - 55
__ g. 56 - 60
__ h. more than 60