Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The University of Michigan Law School seeks applicants for the full-time position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Law to teach in its Legal Practice Program beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year. The Law School will be hiring at least one professor, and maybe more. The Legal Practice Program is a first-year, five-unit, two-semester program that integrates legal analysis, research, writing, advocacy, and other aspects of the practice of law.
Applicants must be available to begin teaching in the Law School’s Summer Starter program in late May 2013.
Legal Practice faculty teach two sections of approximately 21-23 students, with each section meeting twice a week. They also supervise upper-class students taking the “Senior Judge” seminar, who assist faculty teaching the Legal Practice course sequence. In addition, after an initial period Legal Practice faculty may have the opportunity to teach upper-class skills courses. Legal Practice classes generally have a similar number and scope of assignments, but faculty members have flexibility in designing the details of the course. The faculty members meet regularly during each term to exchange ideas.
Candidates must have superior academic records, at least three years of professional experience, and expertise in legal research and writing. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Applicants should include a letter of interest, CV, a list of three references, a writing sample, and, for recent graduates, a law school transcript.
Materials should be submitted to Professor Philip Frost, Director, Legal Practice Program, The University of Michigan Law School, 625 South State St., Ann Arbor, MI 40109, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2012.
The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
1. The position advertised:
__ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
XX b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
Additional information about job security or terms of employment, any applicable term limits, and whether the position complies with ABA Standard 405(c):
The position is a twelve-month, non-tenure-track contract appointment.
The initial contract length is two years, potentially longer depending on teaching experience. Professors are then eligible for additional contract renewals, which may culminate in successive three-year and then seven-year renewable contracts.
2. The professor hired:
XX a. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
XX b. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
Additional information about the extent of the professor’s voting rights: Legal Practice faculty with three- and seven-year renewable contracts have voting rights.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. (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.) ___ over $120,000 ___ $110,000 - $119,999 ___ $100,000 - $109,999 ___ $90,000 - $99,999 ___ $80,000 - $89,999 XXX $70,000 - $79,999 XXX $60,000 - $69,999
Additional information about base salary or other compensation:
Compensation to be based on experience and other factors.
4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be:
__ a. 30 or fewer
__ b. 31 - 35
__ c. 36 - 40
XX d. 41 - 45
Additional information about teaching load, including required or permitted teaching outside of the legal research and writing program: Professors teach two sections of Legal Practice. Each section typically has 21-23 students. Legal Practice faculty have taught other courses at the Law School, but they are not required to do so.