Thursday, November 18, 2010

job opening in North Carolina

Elon University School of Law is taking applications for a full-time instructor position, teaching two sections of Legal Method & Communication, a two-semester, five credit, first-year course, beginning in August 2011. The initial appointment will be for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal in future years. 


Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, a strong academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, and at least three years experience in a clerkship or law practice. Applicants must also possess a commitment to legal writing teaching, and an interest in working within a coordinated program to build an innovative and challenging curriculum. Two or more years of recent experience teaching legal writing is strongly preferred.        

To apply, send a cover letter, resume (including names and contact information of-three references) and a short writing sample or example of course materials that you have prepared to Professor Catherine J. Wasson, Elon University School of Law, 201 North Greene Street, Greensboro, N.C.  27401. Email applications are welcome. All applications received by February 1, 2011, will receive full consideration. 


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, except on matters of hiring, promotion and tenure.
3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $60,000-$79,999.
4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 31 - 40.


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