Sunday, October 3, 2021

Tenure Track Positions at CUNY

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly-qualified candidates for two tenure- track faculty appointments to begin in Fall 2022.

CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education: we are ranked first in the country for public interest law and first in the country for clinical programs. CUNY is one of the most diverse law schools in the nation.

Our mission at CUNY School of Law is two-fold: training public interest attorneys to practice law in the service of human needs; and providing access to the profession for members of historically underrepresented communities. The Law School advances that dual mission through an innovative curriculum that brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. The basic premise of the Law School's program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, practical skill, professional experience and the social, cultural, and economic context of law. The curriculum therefore integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, theoretical perspective, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level. The Law School faculty and administration are committed to providing academic and bar support to all students.

Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The principal responsibility will be to teach in the Law School’s Academic Support and Bar Support Programs, and to assist the Academic Dean in designing, implementing, and assessing these programs. All faculty at CUNY are expected to teach outside their programs on a rotating basis to help meet curricular needs. Faculty teaching in the Academic Support and Bar Support Programs are also expected to teach outside of these programs on a rotating basis, based on interest and in furtherance of the Law School’s curricular needs, as planned with the Academic Dean. Current curricular needs include constitutional law, criminal law, and evidence. The rotation may include teaching our first-year Lawyering course.

All faculty are expected to teach in either the day and evening programs on a rotating basis. Teaching the Law School’s Core Doctrine bar support course may involve teaching regularly in the evenings.

CUNY School of Law’s Academic Support and Bar Support Programs
CUNY has a fully-integrated Academic Support Program going back more than 26 years. The two faculty members will work with day and evening students as they develop the doctrinal, academic, study, and other skills necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. This may entail teaching weekly first- or second-year skills sessions; teaching academic support sections of required doctrinal courses; working with students individually or in small groups; training and supervising teaching assistants; teaching bar electives and other bar support courses, and providing feedback to other faculty about practice problems and exams. There is also the possibility of teaching during the summer in the Summer Law Institute (a two-week intensive introduction to law study) and the Pre-Law Program (a mandatory orientation program for all entering students) for additional compensation. In keeping with CUNY's integrated approach to academic support and bar support, these two faculty members will also help develop faculty workshops on pedagogy and serve as a resource to faculty in areas of skills-based teaching and testing.


J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline. Also required are demonstrated or promised evidence of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship or law-related work; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

a) Admission to bar practice
b) Social justice lawyering experience and an ability to bring this experience to their teaching
c) Demonstrated commitment to working in and building an anti-racist learning environment
d) Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience
e) Demonstrated commitment to the public interest and access missions of CUNY School of Law
f) Demonstrated commitment to the role of an integrated academic and bar support program in a law school curriculum
g) Experience in programming or individual tutoring and/or mentoring students with respect to bar readiness
h) Experience with respect to adult learning processes
i) Demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching (ability to teach in both a classroom and individual and small group settings)
j) Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff
k) Availability and willingness to teach in the day and evening programs on a rotating basis
l) Availability and willingness to teach outside the Academic Support and Bar Support Programs on a rotating basis (i.e., first-year lawyering seminar or other parts of the curriculum) as needed
m) Commitment to scholarly engagement
n) Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others and to share responsibility for joint projects, assignments, and service requirements.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Law School Assistant Professor: $76,444 - $113,544 Law School Associate Professor: $89,452 - $138,859


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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.


Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2022 and will be considered on a rolling basis.

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