Monday, October 1, 2012

DSC_2556Elon University School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment to join its growing Legal Method & Communication (LMC) program. The successful candidate will teach one section of the 1L course every year, and an additional course selected in consultation with the Dean on the basis of the professor's interest and background and the needs of the law school. 

Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, a strong academic record, and excellent legal research and writing skills. A minimum of three to five years practice experience and recent experience teaching legal writing are strongly preferred. The school seeks applicants who are committed to legal writing teaching, and willing to work collaboratively with a successful team of four full-time and two part-time professors to continue to build the curriculum.

Submit your application to Professor Peter T. Hoffman, Chair, Faculty Recruiting Committee, Elon University School of Law, 201 North Greene Street, Greensboro, N.C.  27401 or Include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Some preliminary interviews will be scheduled at the AALS faculty recruiting conference in October, but applications from qualified candidates will be considered until October 31, 2012, or until the position is filled. 

1.   The position advertised:
       X    a.  is a tenure-track position.
     X    b.  may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
Nature of the appointment will depend upon the background and experience of the successful candidate, and on the resources available for hiring this year. Two members of the current LMC faculty are on the tenure-track; policies and procedures for 405(c) contracts are being developed.  

2.   The professor hired  will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
Voting rights on some personnel matters may depend on the nature of the appointment.

3.   The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $70,000 - $110,000.

4.   The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 24 - 41+ (if second course is not a writing-intensive course).
Approximately 25-36 in two sections of the 1L course, or approximately 12-17 students in one section of the 1L course, plus a variable number of students in a second course. 


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