Tuesday, November 29, 2011

another LRW job opening

LawbuildingThe University of Kentucky College of Law invites applications for two newly-created, full-time faculty positions to teach in the legal research and writing program beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year. A successful candidate will teach two or more sections of the legal research and writing course for first-year law students. The course is a year-long, four-credit course that introduces first-year law students to legal writing, analysis, and research. Law librarians teach the research component of the course, which is approximately 1 of the 4 credits. Thus, the new faculty members must be able to work collaboratively with other faculty involved in the legal research and writing program.

The positions offer an initial contract as Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing (clinical title series) for a term not to exceed three years. After the initial appointment period, the successful candidate will be eligible for renewable, five-year appointments. The salary will be commensurate with experience. The appointment is a nine-month, academic year appointment. 

Qualified candidates will have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, a distinguished academic record, strong analytical, writing, and research skills, and substantial legal-practice experience (a minimum of two years is strongly preferred). Candidates must also possess a commitment to students and to teaching in the legal writing field, which involves significant student interaction and evaluation of students’ written work.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. or resume, writing sample, and at least three references to Professor Rutheford B. Campbell, James & Mary Lassiter Professor of Law, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at the University of Kentucky College of Law, 235 Law Building, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0048, or at tiea.roper@uky.edu.  Applications should be received by January 18, 2012. 

For further information, please contact Professor Melissa Henke, Director of Legal Research & Writing, at melissa.henke@uky.edu or (859) 257-0481.

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 (with some limitations).
3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $60,000 - $89,999.
4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 31- 50.      

hat tip: Melissa Henke




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