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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Instructor of LRW and Bar Prep Position at Willamette University

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW (Salem, Oregon) is currently accepting applications for the position of Instructor of Legal Research & Writing and Bar Preparation.  The position will begin in August 2018.

Full details of the position and application instructions can be found here.

Contact: Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from the search committee chairperson, Professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, who may be reached atkeithcp@willamette.edu .

Please share this listing with any colleagues who might be potential candidates. Thank you!

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, founded in 1842, is a nationally recognized liberal arts school with graduate programs in business and law. WU has earned a national reputation for its academic standards and exemplary citizenship, values that have defined the culture of this campus for more than 160 years. Willamette University's motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” captures the essence of our distinguished university. It speaks to our commitment to community service, to the extraordinary collaboration between faculty and students, and to the tradition of service and civic engagement that is typical of our alumni.

Willamette University is situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley and Oregon Wine Country, Salem is Oregon’s capital city, boasting a mild climate and high quality of life. Our prime location affords us ready access to the Oregon Coast, the Cascade Mountains and a wide range of recreational opportunities. Salem’s local attractions are complemented by those of nearby urban, cultural and academic centers in Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene – all within an hour’s drive of the of our beautiful campus. Oregon is home to great food and wine and some of the nation’s most beautiful scenery. Salem is the perfect community in which to live and raise a family.

Willamette University Values Diversity:

Employment at Willamette University means being part of a community that values education and its impact on the world is friendly, supportive, and increasingly diverse. Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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 1.  The position advertised may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

After two years in the position of Instructor of Legal Writing, Instructors may apply for voting rights and a longer-term contract.  Upon approval, the candidate will receive the title of “Professor of Legal Writing,” will be granted a longer-term contract of at least three years, and can vote at faculty meetings on all matters except tenure-related hiring, tenure, promotion, dismissal, termination, and changes to personnel policies.  

 2.  The professor hired will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.  However, after two years in the position of Instructor of Legal Writing, Instructors may apply for voting rights and a longer-term contract.  Upon approval, the candidate will receive the title of “Professor of Legal Writing,” will be granted a longer-term contract of at least three years, and can vote at faculty meetings on all matters except tenure-related hiring, tenure, promotion, dismissal, termination, and changes to personnel policies.

3.  The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range of $50,000 to $69,999.   Salary will be determined commensurate with qualifications and experience.

4.  The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor will be:

      _x_   a.   30 or fewer

     _x_   b.   31 - 35

     _x_   c.   36 - 40

Typical sections of Legal Research and Writing contain 30 or fewer students.  Typical sections of Legal Analysis for the Bar contain 40 or fewer students.

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