Friday, September 1, 2023

Penn State Law Hiring Visitors 

Penn State Law, located in University Park, Pennsylvania, invites applications for visiting positions for the spring 2024 semester and the 2024-25 academic year. The rank of this non-tenure-track, term appointment will be Visiting Professor of Practice, Visiting Lecturer, Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, or Visiting Professor, based on the applicant's experience level. The appointment will begin in spring 2024 or fall 2024 and run from one to three semesters, depending on the applicant's start date and preferences. An extension of the appointment may be possible.

Penn State Law will consider applicants in a variety of subject matter areas. Areas of particular interest include Corporations; Contracts; Real Estate Transactions; Transactional Design and Drafting; and Law and Accounting. Other areas include Trial Advocacy; Evidence; Professional Responsibility; Contract Drafting; Arbitration; Negotiation; Mediation; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Administrative Law; and Constitutional Law.

A law degree – J.D., LL.M., or J.S.D. – is required. The successful applicant will also have experience that suggests the ability to effectively teach students, prior teaching experience as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer, or other equivalent experience teaching/supervising law students in an academic context, or relevant practice experience.
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A cover letter and curriculum vitae are required in order to be considered. Applicants with prior teaching experience will also be asked to share teaching evaluations. Questions related to this position may be directed to the search chair, Associate Dean Jud Mathews, at [email protected]. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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