Monday, August 2, 2021
Mitchell Hamline School of Law--a leader in pedagogical innovation dedicated to expanding access to high-quality legal education--seeks candidates for five tenure-track/tenured faculty positions beginning in July 2022.
Our faculty has committed to help Mitchell Hamline become an anti-racist law school. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse faculty as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state and nation; to improve the legal profession and expand access to justice; to maintain the excellence of the law school; and to offer our students richly varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
We are looking for:
- Candidates with experience in law practice, law-related professional fields, or academia who are interested in teaching in any field. We have needs in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Legal Writing, Property, Torts, Trial Advocacy, and in our clinical law program.
- Candidates whose law-practice, teaching, research, or community-service experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
- Candidates who are interested in, and excited about, teaching in our innovative blended learning program (https://mitchellhamline.edu/academics/j-d-enrollment-options/blended-learning-at-mitchell-hamline/).
Candidates must have a J.D. or foreign equivalent degree. We strongly encourage those who attended or taught at the following categories of institutions to apply:
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Law Schools (HBCUs) or Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)
- Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTIs), or Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (ANNHs)
- Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)
- Asian-American & Native Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
We welcome candidates whose scholarly approach contributes to the understanding of law's impact on marginalized groups or advances equitable access and diversity in education; and candidates whose teaching incorporates effective strategies for educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups.
Our law school is in an historic area of Saint Paul, on the Indigenous homelands of the Dakota Oyate, home to the Penumbra and Fitzgerald theaters, a diverse array of restaurants, and one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Just across the river, Minneapolis is the home to the Walker Art Center, First Avenue, the Guthrie Theater, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and one of the nation's liveliest performing arts scenes. The city was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement and continues to boast one of the largest urban American Indian populations in the country. Eleven federally recognized tribes, including four Dakota and seven Ojibwe tribes, remain within the State of Minnesota. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are among the top cities for the arts and entertainment, active lifestyles, non-profit organizations, and exceptional levels of volunteer engagement.
Candidates must submit: (1) a resume; and (2) a cover letter that discusses their interest in the position and how their law-practice, teaching, research, or community-service experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The committee will consider applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. To be considered for our first set of interviews, submit your application by September 1.
For questions about the application process, contact Professor Tom Cobb, Appointments Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse employee base that is committed to teaching and working in an environment focused on equity and inclusion. Each employee is responsible for ensuring equity and inclusion is rooted into their day-to-day work. Employees must strive to promote equity through continuous learning and improvement, the positive development of our community, and the identification and removal of barriers.