Thursday, December 27, 2012
Southwestern Law School is seeking applicants for a full-time position as a professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills (LAWS). The LAWS course offers first-year students six credits of instruction in core lawyering skills including research, writing, client counseling, oral advocacy, and professionalism. The entry-level appointment as an Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills is for an initial contract of two years with the possibility of presumptively renewable five-year contracts after the third year. LAWS professors participate actively in the life of Southwestern and enjoy full faculty voting rights. The LAWS program has a director and shared core assignments, but faculty members each select and develop their own teaching materials and lessons.
Applicants must have a law degree, strong academic record, and at least two years of post-law school experience demonstrating the potential for excellence in teaching legal writing and other practical lawyering skills. Teaching experience is preferred but not required. Southwestern is committed to faculty diversity.
Applicants should anticipate a start date in July 2013. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can address your cover letter to Members of the LAWS Hiring Committee.
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.
3) The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range $80,000 - $89,999.
4)The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 41 - 45.