Monday, September 28, 2009

job openings at New York Law School

New York Law School is beginning a new first-year Legal Writing/Skills Program to be taught by full-time faculty. The Law School plans to hire three full-time professors for the 2010-2011 school year to collaborate on the phase-in of a first-year, eight-credit, two-semester program. The professors will be expected to work together with the program director to develop the curriculum and course materials. The school's goal is to develop a cadre of professional legal writing/skills teachers to assure the best possible training for its students. The legal writing/skills professors will be expected to teach legal writing, research and a range of clinical legal skills, including interviewing, counseling, and oral advocacy. 

Applicants must have a J.D. degree, strong academic credentials, and excellent analytical, writing, and research skills, as well as a demonstrable interest in teaching. The school prefers applicants with demonstrated commitment to legal writing and clinical skills instruction as a discipline and career path, as well as those who have prior practice and teaching experience.

Candidates with the appropriate qualifications and experience will be considered for appointment to the Law School's long-term contract system. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume by November 15, 2009, to the Appointments Committee, Attention: Professor Anne Goldstein <[email protected]>, New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10013. Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Electronic submissions are preferred. 

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. (Faculty members in the long term contract system may participate in all faculty meetings and may vote on all matters of business other than faculty tenure matters.) The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the $100,000 - $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 number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 36 - 45. (Professors teach two sections, total  number of students (36-45) varying with enrollment.)

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