Friday, September 19, 2008

job opening in North Carolina

Professor Catherine J. Wasson has forwarded this announcement:

Elon University School of Law seeks one or more professors with a commitment to legal writing teaching who will help shape a rigorous, innovative writing curriculum that is consistent with the law school’s commitment to engaged learning.  Successful applicants will teach two courses per semester, one of which will be the first-year Legal Writing course.  Other teaching may include upper-level writing and drafting courses, other skills courses, and traditional courses such as Family Law, Intellectual Property, and Criminal Law.

            Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, a strong academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, and at least three years experience in a clerkship or law practice.  Applicants must also have at least one year of recent experience teaching legal writing, and the ability to work collaboratively within a coordinated program structure.              

            To apply, please send a cover letter, resume (including names and contact information for at least three references) and a short writing sample to Professor Steven Friedland, Chair, Faculty Recruiting Committee, Elon University School of Law, 201 North Greene Street, Greensboro, N.C.  27401.  Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

1.   The position advertised:
_X_     a. is a tenure-track appointment.
_X_     b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
The nature of these appointments, as between a. and b. above, is currently being discussed.

2.  The professor hired:
_X_     a. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below.  _X_     a. $90,000 or more
_X_     b. $80,000 to $89,999

4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be:
_X_     a. 30 or fewer
_X_     b. 31 - 35


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