Friday, October 30, 2009

job opening in Kansas

The University of Kansas School of Law seeks applicants for a faculty position in its first-year Lawyering Skills Program.  Lawyering Skills is a full-year program which includes a two-credit course in the fall and a three-credit course in the spring.  Lawyering Skills I focuses on legal reasoning, writing, and research.  Lawyering Skills II continues to teach these skills and introduces students to other professional skills such as client interviewing, negotiation, mediation, and oral argument. 

The position is full-time during the nine-month academic year.  The faculty member will teach two sections in the Lawyering Skills Program and will also work with the Director of Academic Success and assist in KU’s academic success program.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, membership in the bar of at least one state or the District of Columbia, and two years of legal practice or judicial clerkship experience.  Applicants should have a strong academic record and enthusiasm for teaching.  Candidates with teaching experience or demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching are preferred.  We encourage applications from those whose background and experience would add to the diversity of the faculty.

Interested candidates should apply no later than November 20, 2009 through KU’s website at the following link:  You may also contact Pam Keller, Lawyering Skills Director,, with any questions.

1.  The position advertised may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
2.  The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings (with some limitations).
3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $55,000 - $65,000.
4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 41 - 50.


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