Thursday, October 29, 2009
Hofstra University School of Law invites applications for one or more positions as Professor of Legal Writing and Research. This is full-time faculty position with a renewable contract potentially leading to a long-term renewable contract. Hofstra’s Professors of Legal Writing and Research serve on faculty committees and vote in faculty meetings.
Applicants must have a J.D. degree and have demonstrated excellence in legal research, writing, and oral communication skills. In particular, we seek applicants who have substantial experience teaching legal writing and have made recognized contributions to the field. Experience and interest in at least one of the following would substantially enhance an application (but are not required): leadership in a legal writing program; international or comparative law teaching (including professional scholarship in a foreign language); teaching non-English-speaking students; teaching contract drafting; teaching in or assisting with an academic support program; or teaching practice skills through externships or simulation.
Applications should be sent by email (not hard copy) to Professor Roy Simon. Please attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a writing sample. The subject line of your email should include the words “Legal Writing.”
Inquiries can be directed to Professor Simon or to Professor Richard Neumann (516-463-5881).
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
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. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the $80,000=$99,999 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 between 30-40 (dependent on other responsibilities).