Wednesday, September 30, 2009

job opening at North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position beginning Fall 2010 in the area of Academic Support/Legal Writing. Beginning and experienced teachers will be considered. Scholarship in areas related to legal education and/or research and writing pedagogy is strongly encouraged, as is leadership in state and national professional associations. The successful candidate will receive a twelve-month, non-tenure-track clinical faculty appointment subject to long-term contract renewal. Candidates should have outstanding academic records, as well as experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching, leadership, administrative skills, and legal research and writing. Membership in the North Carolina State Bar, or the ability to attain membership by the Fall of 2010, is preferred.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications may be sent by mail or e-mail to Ms. Alice Girod, UNC-CH School of Law, 160 Ridge Road, Campus Box #3380, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380. Applications should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references. Confidential inquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Charles E. Daye, Faculty Appointments Committee Chair, telephone (919) 962-7004 or to Professor Ruth Ann McKinney, Assistant Dean for Legal Writing & Academic Success. For more information about the UNC-CH School of Law, please visit its website.

ALWD/LWI required disclosures: The position advertised may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on all but personnel matters. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $60,000-$109,999 range. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.) The Dean will set the salary at the time the offer is made, consistent with the selected individual’s skills and experience. This position is a twelve-month appointment and includes the responsibility of running the summer bar success program.

The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 30 or fewer or 36 - 40. At the University of North Carolina, the first-year legal writing program and the academic success program are intermingled.  The individual in this position will be responsible for teaching a 3L bar success program with a heavy writing component in the fall and spring and may also be responsible for teaching first-year or advanced legal writing, as appropriate and as time allows.

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