Thursday, January 3, 2013

legal writing teaching position in D.C.

Logo_law_smallGeorge Washington University Law School is seeking to hire a full-time Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing. Associate Professors of LRW teach in the first-year Legal Research and Writing Program and assist with significant administrative responsibilities, including managing 30-40 teaching assistants, overseeing the research curriculum, and/or training and overseeing the corps of adjunct professors who staff the LRW Program under the auspices of the Director. Candidates will negotiate their specific teaching load and administrative responsibilities with the Director of the Program.

Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, an outstanding academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, demonstrated administrative skills, and at least two years of experience in a clerkship or law practice. Applicants must also have at least one year of recent experience teaching legal writing and the ability to work collaboratively within a coordinated program structure.

To apply, complete an online faculty application and submit a statement of interest and a CV at The review of applications will begin on January 3, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. 

1)The position advertised may lead to successive short-term contracts of one to four years or successive long-term contracts of five or more years. (Associate Professors of LRW are initially hired for three-year appointments.)
2) The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. (Associate Professors of LRW participate in faculty committees and vote in faculty meetings, except on personnel matters, personnel rules and regulations, and the election of personnel committees.
3) The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in range $80,000 - $99,999.
4) The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be 30 or fewer.

hat tip: Christy DeSanctis


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