Monday, September 18, 2017

Northwestern is Hiring

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Law in its Communication and Legal Reasoning (CLR) program. Faculty in CLR generally teach Communication and Legal Reasoning, the first-year legal analysis, writing, and research course for JD students. On occasion, faculty members teach Common Law Reasoning, a required legal analysis and writing course for international LL.M. students, and other writing courses in the upper division of the JD program and in the Master of Science in Law program. Faculty members teaching CLR in the JD program teach approximately 30 students in one section for a full academic year.
 
The school seek applications from candidates with excellent academic records, outstanding writing and editing skills, and experiences that demonstrate their potential for excellence in classroom teaching. A successful applicant must have a JD degree and strong experience as an attorney; we prefer those applicants who have at least three years of practice experience, as well as those who have prior teaching experience. They welcome applications from those who would add to the diversity of our faculty.
 
The initial appointment is for a one-year contract beginning in August 2018, with the potential for renewal to successive three-year contract terms that become renewable upon promotion to Clinical Associate Professor of Law. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to consider them through November 1 or until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume or CV via the link below.
 
Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:
  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).
  • Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted.
  • All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button.
  • Incomplete applications cannot be saved.
 
Applications accepted here: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NDE=

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

The position advertised may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years. The professor hired will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range of $70,000 to $89,999, depending on experience. Benefits are competitive and include funds for travel to conferences. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research and writing professor will be:
30 or fewer. There are opportunities for overload teaching as well.
 
Hat tip to Michelle Falkoff, Director, Communication and Legal Reasoning at Northwestern University School of Law.
 
(mew)

 

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