Friday, August 15, 2008
The University of Iowa College of Law seeks applicants to join its Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research Program faculty. Faculty in the program teach a course in legal analysis and writing to first-year students in small sections (total 35-45 students per semester), and law librarians teach the research component of the course. Faculty members work closely together to ensure parity of student experiences; within the program guidelines, faculty members design their own curriculum, choose their own class materials, and create their own writing assignments. The position is full-time during the nine-month academic year. This is a contract position without a vote.
The College of Law is highly ranked and located in Iowa City, an affordable university town known for its vibrant academic culture and in particular for its active literary community. Salary is at least $60,000 and will be commensurate with experience. Candidates must have a J.D., a strong academic record, and an enthusiasm for teaching, for legal reasoning, and for the written word. Experience practicing law is strongly preferred, as is successful teaching experience. The school is interested in all promising candidates, and wish to enhance the diversity of our academic community by including among our candidates persons of all races, cultural backgrounds, genders, creeds, and ages, as well as members of other groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the legal profession. Candidates should send resumes, references, samples of written work and a law school transcript no later than January 31, 2009, to: Eric Andersen, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, College of Law, The University of Iowa, 478 Boyd Law Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52245-1113.