Thursday, November 5, 2009

tenure-track job opening at University of Montana

The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a full-time tenure-track professor beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year to teach in the area of legal writing, research and related courses with additional responsibilities in academic success.  The law school integrates theory with practice and thus especially values substantial practical experience in the areas to be taught.

Primary duties include teaching, scholarship and service, as set forth in the University of Montana School of Law Faculty Handbook. The position may include legal writing, research and related courses and academic success responsibilities.

Qualifications include:

● JD degree from an ABA accredited law school
● a superior academic background
● substantial relevant practical experience
● potential for effective teaching
● potential for scholarship
● the ability to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies of the law school
● creativity, resourcefulness, fairness, compassion, and initiative

Applicants should submit cover letters specifically addressing their interest in teaching and how their experience qualifies them to teach in each area addressed; an official law school transcript; a resume; and, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

The law school prefers to receive application materials in electronic format sent to this address. If you are unable to send materials electronically, please submit them to Professor Cynthia Ford, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, The University of Montana School of Law, 32 Campus Drive #6552, Missoula, MT 59812-6552. Screening begins 10/23/2009; applications accepted until position is filled.

Required ALWD/LWI disclosures: The position advertised is a tenure-track appointment. The person hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings, but not on all matters. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the $70,000-79,999 range. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be in the range of 41-45.


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The University of Montana job posting has one error. Because the position is tenure-track, the person hired will be allowed to vote on all matters. Anyone with questions can contact me directly.

Larry Howell
Associate Professor
Director of Legal Writing
School of Law
The University of Montana

Posted by: Larry Howell | Nov 6, 2009 7:52:19 AM

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