Monday, September 15, 2008

job opening at Albany

Albany Law School invites applications for a contract position on its Lawyering Skills faculty. Professors in the Lawyering Program teach a first-year course integrating legal research, writing, analysis, and lawyering skills, including interviewing, client counseling, fact investigating, drafting, negotiating, and appellate advocacy. Each professor is responsible for two sections of Introduction to Lawyering that will have 17-18 students each.

Lawyering faculty at Albany Law School may vote on all matters except tenure. Appointment will be made at the assistant lawyering, associate lawyering, or full lawyering professor level, depending on experience. Lawyering faculty positions may become renewable long-term contract positions upon review after three years of continuing successful performance. Base salary will range from $65,000 to $90,000 or more, depending on experience.

Applicants must have a J.D., excellent academic record; demonstrated legal research and writing ability; prior teaching, clerkship and/or practice experience; and the ability to work within a coordinated program structure. 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume (including names and contact information for at least three references) and a writing sample (which can be legal research and writing, or lawyering teaching materials) to the Faculty Recruitment Committee, c/o Barbara Jordan-Smith, Dean’s Office, Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208-3494.  Application materials may be e-mailed to


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