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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

University of Pittsburgh Seeks T&E Professor

Pitt_LawThe University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications from entry-level or lateral faculty for one position beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.  The appointment is expected to be either at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor, if tenure stream, or assistant clinical, associate clinical or full clinical professor, if non-tenure stream. This recruitment seeks to fill particular curricular needs in one of two ways: either a tenure-stream or tenured professor teaching in one or more of the following areas:  Tax, Property, Estates and Trusts, or, alternatively, a clinical professor outside of the tenure stream who would direct our Tax Clinic and teach one or more courses in Tax Law. Preference will be given to those with an interest in experiential learning.

The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, marital status, sex, disability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation in its hiring.  In furtherance of our strong institutional commitment to a diverse faculty, we particularly welcome applications from minorities, women, and others who would add diversity to our faculty.  Recruitment is subject to approval by the University’s Provost. 

Contact:  Vivian Curran, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 3900 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15260.  Email: VivianeCurran@pitt.edu.  Email submissions are preferred.   The deadline for applications is October 15, 2015.

With thanks to Prof. Adam J. Hirsch (University of San Diego School of Law) for bringing this announcement to my attention which originally appeared on The Faculty Lounge.

August 18, 2015 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

University of Iowa College of Law Seeks Professors

Iowa UniversityThe University of Iowa College of Law anticipates hiring several tenured/tenure track faculty members and clinical faculty members (including a director for field placement program) over the coming year. The school's goal is to find outstanding scholars and teachers who can extend the law school’s traditional strengths and intellectual breadth. They are interested in all persons of high academic achievement and promise with outstanding credentials. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should send resumes, references, and descriptions of areas of interest to: Faculty Appointments Committee, College of Law, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1113.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ohio Northern University College of Law Seeks T & E and Tax Professors

Ohio_NorthernThe Ohio Northern University College of Law has openings for two faculty members; one to teach courses in Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning and related subjects; the other to cover basic Income Taxation, Corporate Tax, and Partnership tax courses. Interest from experienced practitioners is solicited. More information may be obtained from and expressions of interest may be directed to Prof. Bryan H. Ward, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Ohio Northern University College of Law, Ada, Ohio 419-772-2212, b-ward.1@onu.edu. 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

University of Montana School of Law seeks Property Professor

Montana University

The University of Montana School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track ssistant Professor of Law in property law.  Below is the official announcement of the position.

Best place to live and teach in the U.S.:  The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track professor beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year to teach in the area of property and related courses.  We are committed to integrating theory with practice, making substantial practice experience in the areas to be taught particularly valuable.

Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Academic
Closing Date: Screening begins 9/12/2014; applications accepted until further notice or the position is filled
Full time academic year position (10 month contract) beginning fall semester 2015
Entry Rate: $72,000-$76,000
Benefits: Medical Insurance/Mandatory Retirement/Professional Development/Partial Tuition Waiver/Wellness

Primary Duties: Primary duties include teaching, scholarship and service, as set forth in the University of Montana School of Law Faculty Handbook. UM Law faculty may also be asked to assist with clinical course supervision.

Specific duties include: Teaching a required Property Law course to ~83 students, along with related elective courses such as intellectual property; advising students with questions about the practice and study of property law; interacting with state, tribal, and federal constituencies; producing scholarship and other written creative achievement; and engaging in professional service, including participation on law school and university committees. 


  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • a superior academic background
  • substantial relevant practical experience in property law
  • potential for effective teaching
  • potential for scholarship
  • the ability to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies of the law school
  • creativity, resourcefulness, fairness, compassion, and initiative

Application review will begin September 12, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.  

Apply online only at http://umjobs.silkroad.com

IMPORTANT: Please do not send applications directly to the University of Montana School of Law.  Applications sent directly to the School of Law will not be considered or forwarded to Human Resource Services.  Only applications submitted through the UM online applicant system will be considered. No exceptions.  For a full position description, list of materials & instructions to apply, visit https://umjobs.silkroad.com/   

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

CLE on Private Placement Life Insurance: Income and Estate Tax Planning for Wealthy Families

CLEThe ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is presenting a CLE entitled, Private Placement Life Insurance: Income and Estate Tax Planning for Wealthy Families, on Tuesday, at 1:00-2:30 pm ET  February 18, 2014.  Provided below is a description of the event:

In this current environment of high transfer-tax exemptions and substantially increased income tax rates, counselors of wealthy individuals and families should broaden their focus to include strategies that maximize their clients' transfer–tax savings and minimize their income taxes. Private placement life insurance (PPLI) serves as a flexible vehicle that can dramatically reduce the income taxation of investment earnings while providing interesting estate planning benefits as well.

Our panelists will discuss the following:

  • Tax and financial attributes of PPLI
  • Investment considerations
  • The Investor Control Doctrine and IRS diversification requirements
  • Onshore vs. offshore policies
  • Intra-family financing (aka Private Split Dollar)
  • Examples of various PPLI ownership structures and techniques for incorporating PPLI into clients' existing estate planning and investment structures

Register now for this program using your ABA ID (00954888).


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Monday, April 22, 2013

Two Faculty Openings At the Personal Financial Planning Department At Texas Tech University

Texas TechThe Texas Tech Personal Financial Planning Department has two faculty openings available for qualified individuals to start in the Fall of 2013. Both the positions are tenure track positions. Provided below are links to each a flier that lists the qualifications needed for each of the positions.


Wealth Management/Investment

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Texas Tech University Seeks President


The Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System invites nominations and applications for the position of President of Texas Tech University.

The President is the chief executive officer of Texas Tech University and is responsible for the executive management of its operations. The President provides overall leadership in the planning and management of the academic, research, international, athletic, service, fiscal, administrative, operational and auxiliary enterprise mission of Texas Tech.

The President is appointed by the Chancellor (the chief executive officer of the Texas Tech University System), with the prior approval of the Board of Regents of the System ("Board"). The President reports directly to the Chancellor, and the performance of the President is evaluated annually by the Chancellor, with a report of the evaluation provided to the Board for concurrence or modification.

Inquiries, applications and nominations may be submitted electronically in total confidence. The 17-member search committee is chaired by Texas Tech University System Board of Regents Chair Jerry E. Turner of Blanco, TX.

Review of applications will begin immediately, with applications accepted until the position is filled, but applications should be submitted no later than November 21, 2012 in order to assure full consideration by the Search Committee. Application materials (to include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of five references, who will not be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted (in MS Word or PDF format) to PresTTU@agbsearch.com.

Follow this link for more information about the position.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

University of Richmond Seeks T&E Professor

University_RichmondThe University of Richmond School of Law is looking to hire a tenure-track faculty member in the area of wills and trusts.

Entry level candidates should have outstanding academic credentials and show superb promise for top-notch scholarship.

Lateral candidates should have a superb record of scholarship and teaching.

Applications and inquiries may be directed to Professor Corinna Lain, Chair of Faculty Appointments, at lawfacultyapp@richmond.edu.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

University of Wyoming seeks T & E professor

University_WyomingThe University of Wyoming College of Law invites applications for two full-time faculty positions. Each position will be tenure-track with duties commencing in the fall of 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to be assured full consideration, candidates should submit their materials by October 1, 2012. The College of Law is particularly interested in applicants with experience or interest in courses including trusts and estates, federal income taxation, taxation of business entities, gift and estate taxation, estate planning, estate planning practicum, business organizations (corporations and agency and partnership), business planning, and possibly contracts. We welcome applications from entry-level and experienced teachers. Applicants for this position should hold, at a minimum, a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, have distinguished academic credentials, relevant legal experience, and a demonstrated commitment to outstanding teaching, service, research and scholarship.

The University of Wyoming is committed to diversity and endorses principles of affirmative action. We acknowledge that diversity enriches and sustains our scholarship and promotes equal access to our educational mission. We seek and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The University of Wyoming is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To achieve that goal, upon hire we conduct background investigations on prospective employees prior to commencing employment.

Applicants should submit a resume along with a cover letter that addresses how the applicant's experience meets the job requirements listed above to: Professor Diane Courselle, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Wyoming College of Law, Dept. 3035, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071. Electronic submissions will be accepted at dcoursel@uwyo.edu.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

University of Montana School of Law Seeks Taxation Professor

University_MontanaThe University of Montana School of Law invites applications for tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Law position for Taxation law.

The position is a ten-month contract beginning fall semester 2013.

To view full job descriptions, minimum requirements needed, and to apply, go to http://university-montana-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/.   ADA/EOE/AA/Veterans Preference.

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