Wednesday, January 23, 2013

job posting: Savannah Law School

Savannah Law School seeks to hire one or two full-time tenure-track professors to teach in its Legal Skills & Professionalism program. This boutique law school is located in the heart of the historic district in Savannah, Georgia. In August 2012, we welcomed our first class after receiving ABA acquiescence the year prior, and the dynamic group of faculty includes nationally-recognized scholars. Our rigorous research and writing program focuses on predictive writing in the first semester and persuasive writing in the second. Thereafter, students must complete two upper level writing courses that may include appellate advocacy, transactional drafting, or pretrial advocacy. Professors hired for this program will typically teach one first year legal writing course and one upper level writing course each semester. Ideal candidates should have at least one year experience teaching legal writing or analysis. Additionally, part of our tenure process requires completion of quality scholarship, so candidates should have at least a demonstrable desire to engage in scholarly writing if not a body of work already developing. Salary is commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants should submit a current CV and cover letter via email to Elizabeth Megale at emegale@savannahlawschool.org.  

Elizabeth Berenguer Megale, Director Legal Skills & Professionalism, Savannah Law School, 516 Drayton Street, Savannah GA 31401, phone: (912) 525-3905, fax: (912) 525-3915, email:                                  emegale@savannahlawschool.org, website: www.savannahlawschool.org

1.  The position advertised:

     _X   a.   is a tenure-track appointment.

     __   b.   may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

     __   c.   may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

     __   d.  has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.

     __   e.  is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

     __   f.   is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.

2.  The professor hired:

     _X   a.   will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

     __   b.   will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

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; nor does a base salary include conference travel or other

professional development funds.)

     _X   a.   $90,000 or more

     _X   b.   $80,000 to $89,999

     __   c.   $70,000 to $79,999

     __   d.   $60,000 to $69,999

     __   e.   $50,000 to $59,999

     __   f.   $40,000 to $49,999

     __   g.   $30,000 to $39,999

Additional information about base salary or other compensation:  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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

     _X   c.   36 - 40

     __   d.   41 - 45

 

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