Friday, January 14, 2011

job announcement from Washburn University School of Law

from Aïda M. Alaka, Associate Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law:

Washburn University School of Law invites applications to fill one or more positions in its well-regarded, first-year Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing program.  Applicants should have a distinguished academic background, evidence of scholarly potential, and law practice experience.  The ideal candidate will have experience in, and a commitment to, teaching legal writing, a demonstrated interest in scholarship, and a desire to serve the law school and the legal community.   Washburn anticipates hiring the successful candidate at the associate professor rank. 

Washburn’s legal writing program is cooperatively managed and tenure track.  LARW is a two-semester, six-credit course that focuses on predictive and persuasive legal analysis and communication.  As the name indicates, the course also integrates legal research instruction into the curriculum. 

Although the primary responsibility of each LARW faculty member is to teach two sections of LARW each semester, opportunities occasionally exist for teaching other courses.  Washburn has a particular need for legal writing professors interested in developing and teaching upper-level writing courses, which are currently taught by visiting faculty members.  Additionally, the opportunity may exist for the successful candidate to teach in doctrinal areas of expertise. 

Interested candidates should contact:
Bill Rich, Professor of Law
Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee
Washburn University School of Law
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

1.  The position advertised is a tenure-track appointment. 
2.  The professor hiredwill be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $90,000 - $109,999.
4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 36 - 45.


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