Thursday, October 8, 2009
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time Professor to teach in our Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy program. The position is available beginning the Fall 2010 term.
The professor will teach two sections of first-year Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy. The professor will have an office and access to all faculty support services and other services on campus. Funds for conference travel and professional development are also available.
Salary will be between $83,000 and $106,000, depending on experience; compensation may include benefits and assistance with relocation expenses. Minimum qualifications are a J.D. from an accredited law school and strong writing and interpersonal skills. Preferred qualifications are outstanding academic credentials, prior teaching experience, and law review or moot court service.
For three of the last four years, the Bowen Law School’s legal writing program has been ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report. The program consists of six hours of credit for courses in legal research and legal writing, spread across two semesters in the first year. Four faculty members and one adjunct teach writing in the first year, joined by the library director, who teaches legal research, assisted by several of the librarians.
Little Rock is the capital city and largest metropolitan area in Arkansas, boasting extremely affordable housing, many cultural attractions, and close proximity to extensive wilderness and recreational areas. The Bowen School of Law is located in recently revitalized downtown Little Rock, less than two miles from the state capitol, the federal, state, and county courthouses, the largest law firms in the state, and the Clinton Presidential Library. Housed in a spacious 150,000 square foot building that was completely renovated in 1992, the law school is situated on the east side of historic MacArthur Park, a large urban park containing the Arkansas Arts Center and the MacArthur Museum of Military History, within the historic Quapaw Quarter.
Applicants should send an email, attaching a current curriculum vitae, together with a cover letter indicating teaching and scholarly interests and at least three references to Professor Michael T. Flannery, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, UALR William H. Bowen Law School, 1201 McMath Ave., Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-5142. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, an Equal Opportunity Employer, affirms the values and goals of diversity and strongly encourages the applications of all candidates, including women and candidates from historically under-represented groups.
Required ALWD/LWI disclosures: The position advertised is a tenure-track appointment. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the $83,000-$106,000 range, commensurate with experience. (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.) The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 31 - 35. Professors in the legal writing program typically teach one additional upper-level elective per year (fall or spring semester at professor's option), which may be a writing or other skills course or a doctrinal course.