Friday, September 11, 2009
The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, invites applications for the position of Legal Writing Professor, to begin August 1, 2010. Responsibilities include teaching in a three semester program that enjoys strong faculty support, carries nine credit hours and is fully graded. The program’s website supplies more information about the program.
Applicants must have a J.D., evidence of a strong academic record, and experience that demonstrates a potential for excellence in teaching legal research and writing. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
The School of Law is now building on its record of success during its first decade as the public law school of Nevada. It has a diverse faculty of new and experienced legal educators drawn from top institutions, and it seeks colleagues who share its enthusiasm for legal education and scholarship. The School of Law has 495 students enrolled (379 full-time, 116 part-time) and 40 full-time faculty, and enjoys state-of-the-art facilities at the center of the UNLV campus. Click here for more information on the Boyd School of Law.
UNLV is a premier metropolitan research university with 28,000 students and more than 1000 full-time faculty. UNLV is Nevada’s largest comprehensive doctoral degree granting institution. It provides traditional and professional academic programs for a diverse student body and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching, learning, and scholarship. Las Vegas is a diverse and entrepreneurial city that boasts unparalleled access to world-class restaurants and entertainment, all within a short drive to some of the nation’s beautiful outdoor attractions.
To apply, submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted, a law school transcript, and a short writing sample to Professor Jay Mootz, Appointments Committee Chair, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 451003, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1003.
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. Voting is allowed on every issue except hiring and promotion of tenured or tenure-track professors. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the $70,000-$89,900 range. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; nor does a base salary include conference travel or other professional development funds.) Salary is dependent on experience. Also, salary can be supplemented with summer teaching (legal writing and podium courses) or summer research grants.
The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 31-40. Most often the ratio is 1/33-36. Faculty of the legal writing program teach two classes each semester. First-year sections usually consist of 15-20 students. Upper division legal writing classes are capped at 15. The opportunity to teach podium classes during the regular school year is available, usually about once every five or six semesters, but is part of the basic two-course teaching package and is not a salary supplement.