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Friday, August 19, 2011

South Texas Seeks Property Prof

Land Use Blog maestro, Matt Festa, passes along the following bit of hiring news:

South Texas College of Law invites applications from both experienced and entry-level faculty for one or more full-time, tenure-track positions beginning in the 2012 - 2013 academic year.  While all candidates will be considered, we particularly seek candidates interested in teaching the required property courses, and commercial law (including courses covering the Uniform Commercial Code).  Other areas of interest include real estate development and finance, and international law.  We seek candidates with outstanding academic records who are committed to both excellence in teaching and sustained scholarly achievement.  Members of minority groups and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
 
South Texas College of Law provides a diverse body of students with the opportunity to obtain an exceptional legal education, preparing graduates to serve their community and the profession with distinction. The school, located in downtown Houston, was founded in 1923 and is the oldest law school in the city. South Texas is a private, nonprofit, independent law school, fully accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools, with 55 full-time and 40 adjunct professors serving a student body of 1,300 full and part-time students. South Texas is home to the most decorated advocacy program in the U.S. and the nationally recognized Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution.
 
Please send letters of interest and resumes to:
Professor Kevin Yamamoto
Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee
South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston TX 77002
Tel: (713) 646-2945
Email: kyamamoto@stcl.edu

Steve Clowney

August 19, 2011 in Help Wanted | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What Property Hiring Can Learn From Squash

Squash Here's a question I've been mulling over: Why don't more American law schools consider hiring an international scholar when they look for new property professors?  Unlike other subjects on the law school curriculum, there's still a ton of overlap between British property law and American property law.  It wouldn't take an English or Welsh scholar very long to pick up the nuances of the U.S. system.  Moreover, I'm told that salaries in the UK aren't as high as they are in America.  It seems that an ambitious, mid-level law school might be able to get a lot of scholarly "bang for its buck" if it took the time to recruit abroad.  Such a strategy has worked wonders in college athletics.  As the NY Times recently chronicled, Trinity University has raised its profile by dominating college squash.  The unheralded school upended 30 years of Ivy League dominance by canvassing the globe for foreign talent.  The result -- 13 consecutive national championships and 244 straight match victories (the longest streak, by far, in the history of college sports).  Based on that evidence, I'll argue that hiring more British scholars represents a real opportunity for a creative law school dean.  And if that doesn't work out, you could always just throw a little money at a clever property blogger. 

Steve Clowney 

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Monday, December 6, 2010

PropertyProf Wanted at UNLV

UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law is looking to fill a property position and especially invites expressions of interest from experienced property professors considering a lateral move. The school is in its second decade, having already built a remarkable record of success. Its faculty is engaged, productive, and collegial, and the Las Vegas area is an exciting place to live. With over two million residents, the city offers far more than its world-class restaurants and shows. Surprisingly perhaps, it is a great town for families, with a full array of family activities and lovely residential areas. It is located closer to more national parks than any other U.S. city, and local outdoor activities include hiking, biking, climbing, camping, boating, and skiing (both water and snow). In case all that is not enough, McCarran International Airport, provides easy direct flights to national and international destinations. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more, please contact the appointments committee chair, Jeff Stempel, at mailto:jeff.stempel@unlv.edu

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How Competitive is the Property Market?

An aspiring property prof writes:

I am a practicing lawyer (a real-property litigation specialist, actually) giving serious consideration to transitioning to academia, and property theory is my strongest interest. Your blog is great! I want to learn whether property is a highly competitive field to enter as a new professor. I understand that certain fields (like con law, say) are more competitive than business-related fields like tax or corporations. Does anyone have a sense where property law fits on that spectrum? Thanks in advance.

I'd say that Property is much closer to Tax and Corporations/Bus Orgs than it is to Con Law.  Plus, if you do property work, you probably are qualified to teach related high-demand subjects like Contracts and Corporations/Bus Orgs.  The trick for an experienced practicing lawyer is to become a strong academic candidate.  Here, the most important thing to do is to write and place at least one solid law review article.  There is a lot of good advice out there in the blogosphere on becoming a good candidate.  Among other things, Tanya's post on her interview experience might be helpful.

Ben Barros

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Friday, October 1, 2010

PropertyProf Wanted at Elon

Elon University School of Law invites applications for tenure-track or visiting faculty positions for appointments to begin in August 2011.  Our principal needs are in the areas of property law and/or wills, trusts, and estates.  We may also attempt this year to fill needs in environmental law, real estate transactions and finance, transactional skills, or legislation and legislative drafting, as well as other areas.  We will consider both entry-level and junior or senior lateral candidates for these positions, though there is a preference for candidates who have at least some teaching experience and who have demonstrated strong potential for scholarship.  We will also consider senior lateral candidates who teach in a wider range of subject areas than those listed.
 
The law school, now in its fifth year, is provisionally approved, and plans to seek full ABA approval this year and AALS membership at the earliest opportunity.  Elon Law is located in downtown Greensboro, close to Federal and state courts, city and county government buildings, and a variety of cultural and historic attractions.  The main campus of Elon University is one-half hour to the east.  More than 40,000 college and university students in Greensboro create a vibrant intellectual and cultural community. 

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer, and the law school actively seeks a diverse faculty.  Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and any supporting documents to the chair of the faculty recruitment committee - Professor Howard Katz, Elon University School of Law, 201 North Greene Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401 - or email to hkatz@elon.edu.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

University of Cincinnati Seeks PropertyProf

The University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for as many as two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in a broad number of areas, including agency/partnership/unincorporated business associations,  civil procedure, commercial law, corporations, criminal law, criminal procedure, employment and labor law, evidence, immigration, international law, property, torts, and wills and trusts.  We also seek applications for visiting faculty positions in those areas.  All applicants should have a distinguished academic background and either great promise or a record of excellence in both scholarship and teaching. The University of Cincinnati is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our faculty. Contact:  Professor Verna L. Williams, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee; University of Cincinnati College of Law; P.O. Box 210040; Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040, verna.williams@uc.edu

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Florida International Seeks Visiting PropertyProf

Florida International University College of Law invites applications from candidates for one or more visiting faculty positions beginning in Fall 2010. Areas of curricular preference include Property, Criminal Law, Torts, Environmental Law, And Trusts and Estates. Visits could be for either the fall or spring semester or for the full year.

ABOUT FIU COLLEGE OF LAW:

Part of Miami's public research university, the College of Law is a dynamic urban law school with approximately 600 students. FIU College of Law was established in 2000, enrolled its first class in 2002, and currently has 30 full-time faculty members. In the spring of 2007, the FIU College of Law moved into a new state-of-the-art building at the heart of the main university campus. Over the past two years, our FIU on-campus community has been enriched through the addition of a new medical school and the construction of the Frost Art Museum.

The FIU community and the College of Law are strongly committed to the pursuit of excellence and the goal of ensuring opportunities within the legal profession for individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, and religion.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicants should have a J.D. degree; applicants with additional advanced degrees are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must possess a strong commitment to teaching and a record or the promise of outstanding scholarship. Applicants interested in joining the FIU College of Law faculty as a visiting faculty member should send a cover letter expressing interest and a resume to:

CONTACT:    Associate Dean Joelle Moreno
                    Chair - Faculty Appointments Committee
                    Florida International University
                    College of Law
                    11200 S.W. 8th Street
                    Miami, FL 33199

     You may also send application materials electronically to

     Email:         jmoreno@fiu.edu


     FURTHER INFORMATION:

     For more information, please visit our website at:

                    http://law.fiu.edu

Florida International University encourages applications from candidates who would continue to enhance the diversity of our College of Law faculty and university community and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or veteran status in its education and employment programs or activities. FIU is also a member of the State University System and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Property Bloggers Wanted

I'm seeking one or more people to join me as permanent bloggers here at PropertyProf.  If you're interested, please e-mail me at propertyprof@gmail.com.  No need to make a permanent commitment right away.

Ben Barros

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Gonzaga Seeks Property Visitor

Gonzaga University School of Law seeks applicants for one or more full-time visiting positions in Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.  The visitorships could be for one or two semesters.  Subject areas include Intellectual Property, Professional Responsibility, Property, and Constitutional Law.  Applicants should have experience in teaching one or more of those subjects and a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.  The law school is strongly committed to diversifying its faculty and furthering Gonzaga’s mission.  The Law School intends to fill these positions in January and February, 2010.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Professor Gerry Hess, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Gonzaga University School of Law, P.O. Box 3528, Spokane, Washington 99220-3528, or contact Professor Hess by e-mail at ghess@lawschool.gonzaga.edu.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Property Visitors Wanted

The University of San Francisco and Gonzaga are both seeking property visitors for parts of the 2010-11 school year.  Here's the info:

USF:

The University of San Francisco School of Law is seeking a visitor to teach Property and Trusts & Estates for the 2010-11 academic year.  The visit would likely be for a single semester, although a year-long position may be possible.  USF provides a highly congenial academic environment, with weekly faculty scholarship lunches, an engaged student body, excellent facilities, and all the benefits of a San Francisco location.  Formal inquiries should be directed to Prof. Josh Davis, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at davisj@usfca.edu or (415) 422-6223.  Applicants may contact Prof. Alice Kaswan, kaswan@usfca.edu or (415) 422-5053, with informal thoughts or questions.

Gonzaga:

Gonzaga University School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time visiting position for Spring 2011.  The visitor will teach a four-credit Property course to second-semester, first-year students.  In addition, the visitor may teach an upper level elective in an area of the visitor’s interest.  Applicants should have experience in teaching Property and a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.  The law school is strongly committed to diversifying its faculty and furthering Gonzaga’s mission.  For additional information, contact Professor Gerry Hess, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Gonzaga University School of Law, P.O. Box 3528, Spokane, Washington 99220-3528, or contact Professor Hess by e-mail at ghess@lawschool.gonzaga.edu.

 

Ben Barros

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

PropertyProf Wanted @ Drake

DRAKE LAW SCHOOL seeks applications for a tenure-track position commencing in the 2010-11 academic year, pending final budget approval.  We are interested in both entry-level and experienced candidates. Teaching needs tentatively include Property and related courses, but candidates with strong credentials with any teaching interest will be considered.  Drake is an equal-opportunity employer and applicants who will contribute to the diversity of the faculty are particularly encouraged to apply.  We seek candidates with J.D. degrees from accredited schools, who exhibit the ability to produce excellent scholarship and become outstanding teachers.  Contact: Professor Jerry L. Anderson, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Drake Law School, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 or e-mail: jerry.anderson@drake.edu

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PropertyProf Wanted @ Indiana/Indianapolis

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW-INDIANAPOLIS invites applications from entry-level and experienced candidates for tenure-track and tenured appointments beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year.  The law school seeks colleagues with distinguished academic records who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.  Our curricular needs include Tax, Criminal Law and Procedure, Trusts and Estates, Property, Real Estate Transactions, Professional Responsibility, Corporate Finance, Commercial Law, Administrative Law, and Conflict of Laws.  We are strongly committed to achieving excellence through intellectual diversity and strongly encourage applications from persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, the LGBT community, and members of other groups that are under-represented on university faculties.  The law school is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and offers domestic partner benefits. For more information about the school, visit h    ttp://indylaw.indiana.edu/.  To apply, contact Gerard N. Magliocca, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, 530 West New York Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225; (317) 278-4792; facapps@iupui.edu.  Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process must notify Professor Magliocca a reasonable time in advance.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

PropertyProf Wanted @ Gonzaga

Gonzaga University School of Law seeks applicants for two tenure-track positions.  Areas of teaching need include, but are not limited to, Intellectual Property, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, and Torts.    Applicants should have an outstanding academic record, law practice experience, and be committed to scholarship and teaching excellence.  The law school is strongly committed to diversifying its faculty and furthering Gonzaga’s mission as a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic institution.  Gonzaga will be interviewing candidates at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference on November 6 and 7.  For additional information, contact Professor Gerry Hess, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Gonzaga University School of Law, P.O. Box 3528, Spokane, Washington 99220-3528, or contact Professor Hess by e-mail at ghess@lawschool.gonzaga.edu.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Louisville Looking For Property Visitors

From the announcement:

The University of Louisville School of Law anticipates hiring visiting
professors, both entry-level and experienced, for the 2009-10 academic year.
Our curricular needs may include (but are not limited to) civil procedure,
torts, trusts and estates, property, legal writing, and other subjects.
Please direct all inquiries and applications to:

Jim Chen
Dean and Professor of Law
University of Louisville School of Law
2301 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40292

jim.chen@louisville.edu
(502) 852-6879

Ben Barros

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Monday, January 26, 2009

California Western Looking For Property Prof

The folks at California Western sent this along:

California Western School of Law invites applications from visiting faculty to teach Property for the fall and possibly the spring of the 2009-2010 academic year. 

We are looking for candidates with excellent qualifications in teaching, collegiality, and scholarship.   CWSL encourages applications from women, minorities, and others whose backgrounds will facilitate a stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment.

CWSL is a private, independent law school located in

San Diego

–a city abounding with cultural and recreational resources and blessed with near-perfect weather year-round.

Please send a letter of interest, résumé, and names of three references by e-mail to Professor Linda Morton (lmorton@cwsl.edu), Visitor Search Committee.

Ben Barros

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Albany Seeking PropertyProf

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for three or more tenure-track positions beginning in the fall of 2009. Appointment will be made at the assistant, associate or full professor level, depending on experience. While exceptionally talented applicants will be considered regardless of specialty, we are particularly interested in faculty with expertise in one or more of the following areas: PROPERTY, trusts and estates, environmental law, tax, or commercial law (UCC). Candidates must demonstrate: 1) a record of strong academic performance; 2) a record of, or potential for, excellent scholarly publication; and 3) a record of, or potential for teaching in accordance with Best Practices for Legal Education.  Women and members of minority groups and others whose backgrounds and experience will contribute to the diversity of the faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in New York State's capital. Established in 1851, it is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York. The student-faculty ratio is 14 to1, and the School offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. With 48% of the entering class from out of state, the School has a growing national reputation as a small, selective institution committed to academic excellence. You can learn more about the school by visiting our website: www.albanylaw.edu.

Application (electronic preferred) should include cover letter, resume, and a list of publications and be sent to Faculty Recruitment Committee c/o Barbara Jordan-Smith, Dean's Office, Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208-3494,  bjord@albanylaw.edu.

Ben Barros

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Stetson Looking For Property Visitor

Stetson is seeking a Visiting Professor (not a look-see position) to teach the basic Property course during 2007/08.  Contact Professor Janice McClendon, Co-Chair of the Appointments Screening Committee at  jmcclend@law.stetson.edu.  If interested, contact her ASAP -- this position needs to be filled before March 15.

Ben Barros

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Capital Looking for Property Visitor

The Capital University Law School (Columbus, Ohio) is interested in hiring a Visitor to teach Property (3 credits in the fall and 2 in the spring) plus one other course each semester (subjects are negotiable) during the 2007-2008 academic term.   Salary depends on experience.  Interested persons should contact Professor Mark Brown at mbrown@law.capital.edu.

Ben Barros

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Loyola LA Seeking to Fill Real Property Chair

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, is looking for someone to fill the Fritz Burns Chair in Real Property Law, currently held by Roger Findley.  The announcement is available here.

Ben Barros

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Monday, September 18, 2006

South Texas Seeking Property Profs

South Texas College of Law invites applications from both experienced and entry-level faculty for one or more full-time, tenure-track positions beginning in the 2007-2008 academic year.  While all candidates will be considered, we particularly seek candidates interested in teaching the required Property courses.  Other areas of interest include real estate development and finance, intellectual property, technology, energy, immigration, advanced business organizations, and skills courses.  We seek candidates with outstanding academic records who are committed to both excellence in teaching and sustained scholarly achievement.  Members of minority groups and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

South Texas College of Law provides an accessible legal education, distinguished by its excellence, to a diverse body of students committed to serving their communities and the profession.  The school, founded in 1923, is the oldest law school in Houston and is located in exceptional facilities in the downtown area.  It is a private, nonprofit, independent law school, fully accredited by the ABA and AALS, with 56 full-time faculty and 1,200 students.  The school boasts a new state-of-the-art courtroom, a new six-story library, and shares space with two Texas state appellate courts.  The school is well known for its strong advocacy program, which has won more national moot court competitions than any other American law school.  Its legal research and writing program is ranked in the top twenty programs in the nation.

Please send letters of interest and resumes to:
Professor Bruce A. McGovern
Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee
South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston TX 77002
Tel: (713) 646-2920
Email: mcgovern@stcl.edu

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