Wednesday, October 28, 2009

job opening in Seattle

This is the time of year that we're getting word of a lot of job openings for legal writing teaching jobs that start next August.  As we have time, we'll post the announcements here.

Seattle University School of Law is currently accepting applications for two positions teaching in its Legal Writing Program.  Seattle University is looking for candidates with a strong academic record, experience working as a judicial law clerk or as an attorney, teaching experience, excellent writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.  The Hiring Committee will begin reviewing applications as it receives them, starting in October 2009.  The positions will close when both positions are filled.

Individuals interested in the position should send a letter of application, a resume or vitae, a writing sample that has not been edited by another person, and the names and contact information for three references either by email to  For more information about Seattle University‚Äôs writing program, see or contact Professor Laurel Currie Oates at or Professor Chris Rideout at

1. The position advertised may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
2. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $70,000 to $79,999.
4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 51 - 55.

hat tip:  Chris Rideout


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