Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Illinois Law - Tenured/Tenure-Track Openings

University of Illinois College of Law
Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty

University of Illinois College of Law invites applications for positions on the tenured/tenure-track faculty to begin in August 2022. The College welcomes applications from scholars in all subject areas of the law.

The University of Illinois offers a distinguished and collegial law school community in the setting of a premier research university, affording opportunities for cutting-edge legal scholarship and innovative interdisciplinary work. Champaign-Urbana is a vibrant college town with an exceptional quality of life.

JOB DESCRIPTION: This is a nine-month, 100% time tenured or tenure track position. As a member of the College faculty, you would teach, contribute to your areas of specialization through scholarly research, and provide service via internal and external engagement.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a J.D. or Ph.D. or their equivalent, a strong academic record, and a record of scholarly distinction or great scholarly promise. These positions are full-time, nine month, tenured or tenure-track positions. Salary is commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration, please use the AALS FAR website, https://www.aals.org/services/recruitment/far/ (preferred) or create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following required documents: Curriculum Vitae, sample publications, and contact information of four references (name, telephone number and email address) by October 1, 2021. References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening and candidates will receive prior notification. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Tish Lehigh at lehigh@illinois.edu.

Application deadline: October 1, 2021

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

July 20, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Chicago-Kent Law: Tenure-Track Opening

Tenure-track Law Faculty Position
Chicago-Kent College of Law

Job Description:

Chicago-Kent College of Law expects to hire one or more faculty to join our vibrant and nationally recognized intellectual community. We have hiring needs in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:

• First-Year Subjects, particularly Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts;
• Upper-Level Subjects, particularly Race and the Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, International Law, and Tax Law.

To apply:

While we will be consulting the Faculty Appointments Register (FAR) through the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), we welcome expressions of interest from both entry-level and lateral candidates, which should be directed to lawappts@kentlaw.iit.edu and include a cover letter and CV.

July 15, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, July 12, 2021

Charleston School of Law Seeks Faculty

Charleston School of Law in Charleston, South Carolina welcomes applications to fill two fulltime, tenure-track faculty positions. Ideal candidates will show commitment to becoming stellar teachers and passionate, enthusiastic colleagues, who are willing to invest considerable energy and effort in service and institution building by collaborating with the rest of the faculty to achieve excellence at the School of Law. We value candidates with practice experience who will bring the real world of lawyering to the classroom. We also value previous teaching experience, including as adjunct faculty, at a law school or college. However, completion of visiting assistant professor programs, fellowships, Ph.D. degrees, and LL.M. degrees are not pre-requisites. We are looking, instead, for a demonstrated ability to grow into the role of teacher and scholar.

Charleston School of Law is an ABA fully-accredited institution reinvigorating the study of law by offering a rich, comprehensive three-year program rooted in excellence. Our campus is located in the Upper King Street district of historic, downtown Charleston. The Law School was founded in 2003 with a mission to instill the values of public service and professionalism in its graduates. Key goals for the Law School are student success and providing opportunities to historically underrepresented groups in the profession.

The Law School prides itself on having a talented and accessible faculty and staff. Princeton Review regularly ranks Charleston School of Law as a top institution for faculty accessibility, teaching quality, and resources for women. The School’s Faculty bring significant practice experience to the classroom and include former law firm partners, state and federal prosecutors, defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and military veterans. The Law School is dedicated to maintaining a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff that fosters an appreciation for and understanding of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

The Law School is presently looking for candidates interested in teaching first-year courses as well as Wills, Trusts & Estates; Tax; Business Organizations; Professional Responsibility; and Constitutional Law. However, our curricular needs are flexible, and we welcome applications from all candidates whose teaching, service, or research interests will promote the School’s mission of excellent teaching, community service, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining the commitment to this mission, the subjects the applicant would be interested in teaching, a curriculum vitae, research agenda, and any teaching evaluations received to the Committee on Faculty Recruitment, Retention & Inclusion at facultyrecruitment@charlestonlaw.edu. For full consideration, applicants should apply by September 1, 2021, although we recommend submission of materials as soon as possible. The

Charleston School of Law is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected class.

July 12, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Drake Law: Position Announcement – Assistant/Associate/Professor of Law

Drake University Law School invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Professor of Law positions beginning in the 2022-23 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in Civil Procedure, Tax/Commercial Law/Bankruptcy, Professional Responsibility, Intellectual Property, and Family Law. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have a record of academic excellence, substantial academic or practice experience, a passion for teaching, and a record of, or potential for, accomplishment in scholarship. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Drake University Law School sustains a vibrant intellectual culture, and Des Moines has been recognized as one of the top ten Best Places to Live (US News) and Best Places for Business and Careers (Forbes), with a robust and growing economy (Wall Street Journal). The Law School features innovative and nationally recognized programs in agricultural law, constitutional law, legal writing, and practical training.

Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the nation’s diversity. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. Diversity is one of Drake’s core values and applicants need to demonstrate an ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and/or ethnic backgrounds.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Applications (including a letter of interest, a complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement, and the names and addresses of at least three references) should be sent to Professor Ellen Yee, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Drake University Law School, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 or e-mail: ellen.yee@drake.edu<mailto:ellen.yee@drake.edu>

July 11, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, July 2, 2021

U.C. Davis Position Announcement

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from entry-level and experienced candidates for two positions to begin July 1, 2022. Our hiring needs are flexible, but we have especially strong needs in torts, civil procedure, intellectual property, evidence, and business law. We seek candidates with scholarly distinction or promise, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates must hold a J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree by the date of their application. All candidates must apply through the UC Recruit system at the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04244.

In addition, as part of their application, candidates must include a Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Information about the Statement can be found at http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/diversity_statements_writing.html.

For full consideration, applicants should apply by Sept. 1, 2021, although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible. Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree. We require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research agenda, teaching evaluations and/or transcripts, writing sample, and contact information for three (3) references at this time. Please note that we may require further documentation at a future date, including, but not limited to, letters of recommendation, which will be treated as confidential per University of California Policy and California state law.

Please direct questions to Professor Carlton Larson, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at facultyappointments@law.ucdavis.edu<mailto:facultyappointments@law.ucdavis.edu>. Inquiries about visiting positions should be submitted to Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Afra Afsharipour, also at  facultyappointments@law.ucdavis.edu<mailto:facultyappointments@law.ucdavis.edu>.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

July 2, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Gonzaga Law: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Openings

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW in Spokane, WA seeks applicants for up to three entry-level full-time tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall 2022. Our curricular needs include a variety of first-year, required, and elective courses, including Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, and E-Discovery; Constitutional Law, Employment Discrimination, Federal Courts, Health Law, and Indian Law; Contracts, Antitrust, and other Business Law courses with an emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility; and academic support or bar preparation courses taught in conjunction with doctrinal courses. Gonzaga Law embraces a unified faculty model, in which all faculty members are supported as scholars in all subject matter areas and have the opportunity to teach experiential, clinical, academic support, or bar preparation courses if desired. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to be an outstanding teacher, a commitment to service, and excellent scholarly potential, particularly in alignment with Gonzaga Law’s two academic Centers – the Center for Civil & Human Rights and the Center for Law, Ethics & Commerce. For Gonzaga University School of Law’s mission and diversity statements, please visit https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-law/about/mission-vision

To apply or view the complete position description, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience creating and maintaining an inclusive learning environment, and (4) a list of three references. Candidates may, at their option, also upload a research agenda and statement of teaching philosophy.  Additionally, finalists will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references to provide confidential letters of recommendation.  Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, Professor Agnieszka McPeak, at lawfacultyhiring@gonzaga.edu; however, the applicant must apply directly to Gonzaga University, Office of Human Resources. The position closes on September 1, 2021 at midnight, PST. However, for priority consideration, please apply by July 22, 2021 at midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, please contact Human Resources at 509-313-5996.

June 29, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Adjuncts needed for Transactional Skills Class ASAP- can teach remotely

Our relatively new Transactional Skills program has been such a success that we need to hire one or two additional adjuncts immediately for the Fall.  Our current adjuncts work for BigLaw, in-house, and boutique firms. Classes start in August but the current sections are full and 2Ls start registration on Tuesday. 

The course description is below:

This interactive, practice-oriented course will be structured around the acquisition of an asset or business and some of the key agreements required to complete the transaction. Students will act as junior associates and work on one deal throughout the semester representing either the buyer or seller. Although the class will focus on certain provisions common to all contracts, students will negotiate and draft documents which may include a non-disclosure agreement, letter of intent outlining the main terms, due diligence memo, portions of an asset purchase agreement, a licensing agreement, or an employment agreement. Students will also communicate in writing to their clients throughout the duration of the transaction and will learn the proper selection and use of form agreements. Grades will be based on class participation, group and individual assignments, and a take-home exam, which will consist of writing an agreement. Students will watch videos each week from Professor Weldon discussing foundational drafting concepts and common contracts used in commercial transactions and will work in small groups with practitioners in class to work on drafting, negotiations, and simulations. 

There is a small stipend but the real reward is when you hear students say that this was the most valuable course they took in law school. If you live in South Florida, you can choose to teach in person or online.  It’s a lot of work but I prepare all materials.  The adjunct brings in experiences and  forms (not required);  has one mandatory meeting with the student; and marks up an NDA and the final contract.  

If you or someone you know has at least ten years of experience as a transactional lawyer and has an interest, please email a resume to me at mweldon@law.miami.edu. I’m happy to answer questions if you want more information before applying.

We would like to get adjuncts  on board ASAP so that we can add sections. Students are already registering and the current sections have waiting lists. 


June 27, 2021 in Contracts, Jobs, Law School, Marcia Narine Weldon, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Tulane Seeks Applicants for Visiting Assistant Professor

Tulane Law School is currently accepting applications for a two-year position of visiting assistant professor.  The position is being supported by the Murphy Institute at Tulane, an interdisciplinary unit specializing in political economy and ethics that draws faculty from the university’s departments of economics, philosophy, history, and political science. The position is designed for scholars focusing on regulation of economic activity very broadly construed (including, for example, research with a methodological or analytical focus relevant to scholars of regulation).  It is also designed for individuals who plan to apply for tenure-track law school positions during the second year of the professorship.  The law school will provide significant informal support for such. Tulane is an equal opportunity employer and candidates who will enhance the diversity of the law faculty are especially invited to apply.  The position will start fall 2021; the precise start date is flexible.

Candidates should apply through Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/84001, providing a CV identifying at least three references, post-graduate transcripts, electronic copies of any scholarship completed or in-progress, and a letter explaining your teaching interests and your research agenda. If you have any questions, please contact Adam Feibelman at afeibelm@tulane.edu.

June 5, 2021 in Ann Lipton, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Open Faculty Position: Fields Chair in Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Texas State University

Dear BLPB Readers:

Texas State University invites applications for a full-time, endowed tenured faculty position at the rank of professor. We seek outstanding candidates from all areas of business with a distinctive expertise and focus on business ethics and corporate responsibility. The appointee is expected to have a nationally recognized research record, pursue continuing research and scholarship, and provide disciplinary expertise, innovation, and leadership. The McCoy College is interested in recruiting an individual who can embrace and enhance the vision of a diverse, collegial, and productive academic environment.

• Develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program, including extramural grant funded research, that addresses business challenges through the prism of ethics and corporate responsibility.
• Conduct and collaborate on high quality research leading to publications in top-tier journals.
• Develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including online offerings, that highlight the ethical and social dimensions of business management.
• Enhance the integration of business ethics, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility into the College’s curricular and co-curricular learning experiences.
• Provide thought leadership and share insights through scholarly engagement with diverse groups including faculty, students, and external communities.
• Serve as an excellent faculty role model who inspires, encourages, and mentors colleagues and students.
• Contribute to college and university initiatives by sharing disciplinary expertise.

The complete job posting is here.

June 2, 2021 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Southern Illinois Law - 2021 Opening for Full-Time Visiting Faculty

SIU Law is hiring one full-time visiting faculty position to begin on August 16, 2021.  Please see the job announcement below. 

Position Summary: Southern Illinois University School of Law is an outstanding small public law school that provides its students with an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment in order to prepare them for a changing legal profession in a global environment. SIU School of Law seeks to fill one full-time visiting faculty position to begin on August 16, 2021. The anticipated term of appointment is two 9-month academic terms. The appointment will be structured as a 9-month academic term, renewable for a second 9-month academic term contingent on satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will teach courses in Torts, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Corporations, and/or Legal Writing, as well as other courses depending on the needs of the School of Law and on the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Academic rank will depend on academic credentials and experience of the selected individual.

Duties and Responsibilities: Classroom instruction and other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school or its equivalent.

For appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, applicants must have an outstanding law school academic record as assessed by rank in class, participation on law review, participation in other co-curricular activities such as moot court, honors received, and other factors relevant to academic performance.

For appointment at the rank of Visiting Associate Professor or Visiting Professor, applicants must have an established track record of teaching and scholarship excellence commensurate with the advanced rank.

Preferred Qualifications: Law teaching experience; outstanding professional record; the ability to further the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence—cultural and professional competency, inclusion, and diversity in the classroom.

General Information: Please use the following link to apply https://jobs.siu.edu/jobdetails?jobid=12030

Deadline to Apply: 6/11/21

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people. SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Please use the following link to apply:  https://jobs.siu.edu/job-details?jobid=12030 

May 30, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 24, 2021

Alabama Law Chair - Law and Business Program

The University of Alabama School of Law is embarking on a search for a chairholder position and invites applications and nominations, the details of which are below.

The University of Alabama School of Law announces a search for the D. Paul Jones, Jr. & Charlene Jones Chairholder of Law. We seek a person who is a nationally or internationally recognized scholar and teacher of business law, who will continue to make substantial and meaningful scholarly contributions, participate actively in the life of the Law School, and enhance the School of Law's visibility and stature in law and regulation related to enterprise. The Chairholder will have the opportunity to establish and direct a new Program in Law and Business, which will include an endowed lecture series, an endowed professor of practice, and other innovative elements that will contribute to teaching and scholarship at the highest levels.

The School of Law has achieved a high level of excellence in the quality of its faculty, students, administration, and staff, and we seek to build on our standing as one of the leading public law schools in the United States. The Search Committee welcomes both applications and nominations. Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school or an equivalent degree (such as a Ph.D. in a related field). The search is open as to areas of specialization, but we encourage applications from candidates who have expertise in corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital markets, or corporate finance. We welcome applications from candidates who approach scholarship from a variety of perspectives and methods.

The University of Alabama embraces and welcomes diversity in its faculty, student body, and staff; accordingly, the School of Law encourages applications from and nominations of persons who would add to the diversity of our academic community. The School of Law embraces EEO principles in our faculty recruiting efforts. Salary, benefits, and research support will be nationally competitive. The School of Law will treat all nominations and applications as strictly confidential, subject only to requirements of state and federal law.

Interested candidates should apply online. Nominations, applications, and questions may also be transmitted by e-mail to Professor Julie Hill, Chair of the D. Paul Jones Chair Search Committee (joneschair@law.ua.edu). Applications will be reviewed as received.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.

"EEO is the Law"

May 24, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, May 17, 2021

NC Central Law - Seeking Applicants for Intel Technology and Social Equity Endowed Chair

North Carolina Central University School of Law is seeking to hire a lateral professor at the Associate or Full rank to serve as the inaugural Intel Technology and Social Equity Endowed Chair. The person hired will be expected to teach two upper level technology law courses and one first year course. The areas of first-year course need include Contracts, Civil Procedure and Torts. The position will start July 1, 2022. Applicants should be willing and available to teach using in-person, remote, or hybrid formats, depending on the needs of the particular classes.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please apply by July 1, 2021. Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Application materials and general inquiries should be submitted to April Dawson, Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation at adawson@nccu.edu.

North Carolina Central University School of Law was founded in 1939 to provide an opportunity for legal education to African Americans. The School of Law now provides this opportunity to a more diverse student body than any other in the nation, as it pertains to race and gender. This environment of diversity better prepares our students to effect positive change in the broader society. The student body consists of approximately 400 students and 31 full-time faculty members.

North Carolina Central University, an EEOC/AA employer, complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  All new employees must provide original documents verifying identity and employability within the first three (3) days of employment with the University. Accommodations for applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, are available upon request.

May 17, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Teaching, Technology, Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Gonzaga Law - VAP Opening: Center for Law, Ethics, and Commerce

This comes to us from friend-of-the-BLPB, Agnieszka McPeak:

Gonzaga Law is seeking a visiting assistant professor (VAP) for its Center for Law, Ethics, and Commerce, a centerpiece of Gonzaga Law School’s identity and mission. Persons with strong academic records, a dedicated commitment to teaching, and the potential for outstanding scholarship are encouraged to apply. The position is a full-time, 9-month, visiting position beginning in August 2021, with the potential to renew for one (but no more than one) additional year (contingent upon funding). The fellow may be permitted to work entirely remotely.

The successful candidate will teach up to three courses in the academic year in areas related to the Center and its mission, including at least one upper-level Business Law elective. Experiential and clinical teaching are also optional. The candidate will work closely with the Director of the Center for Law, Ethics, and Commerce to plan and participate in activities related to the Center’s goals and mission. In addition, the VAP will be invited to participate in faculty workshops and will be offered a budget for scholarship and travel. More information here: https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/15150

I know Agnieszka (who directs the Center for Law, Ethics, and Commerce) is excited to hire for this position, which is likely to be attractive to aspiring law professors who may have a business/innovation interest and expertise.  Please send folks her way!

February 28, 2021 in Ethics, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 22, 2021

Lateral Hiring Announcement: Iowa Law - Health Law/Policy and Environmental Law

The University of Iowa College of Law anticipates hiring one lateral faculty member in the Health Law and Policy area and one lateral faculty member in the Environmental Law area.

QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with the mission and responsibilities of a top-tier public research university, we are interested in candidates who are (or have the potential to become) recognized scholars and teachers and who will participate actively in the life of the College of Law.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, a list of three references, and a law school transcript through Jobs@UIOWA, https://jobs.uiowa.edu, refer to Requisition #74104.  The University of Iowa College of Law is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

ABOUT UIOWA: Iowa Law provides the ideal setting for professional growth as a law teacher and legal scholar. As a small school within a Big Ten university, we offer an environment that values community and civility, maximizes collaboration, and encourages exploration across legal fields. As a result, Iowa Law produces graduates who are grounded, collegial, and quietly effective leaders. Iowa Law students learn how to work together and communicate effectively with one another—crucial skills in the legal profession. And as part of a world-class research university, our students and faculty can partner with experts across campus in fields as varied as engineering, public policy, health care, and more—a significant advantage in preparing for legal issues that cross fields of expertise and global borders.

The University of Iowa is a comprehensive public research university known for excellence in research, teaching, and engagement at all levels. A member of the Association of American Universities since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, the University of Iowa is home to one of the most acclaimed academic medical centers in the country, as well as globally recognized leadership in the study and craft of writing. Iowa is known for excellence in both the arts and sciences, offering world-class undergraduate, graduate, and professional academic programs in a wide variety of fields. Importantly, the University of Iowa is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career | Build a Life.” For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: https://worklife.uiowa.edu.

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.

ABOUT IOWA CITY: Founded in 1847, the Universe of Iowa is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City. The town has a rare combination of urban, metropolitan offerings and affordable, tree-lined neighborhoods. You’ll find people here who are genuinely interested in each other and their community. It’s invigorating—and a wonderful place to live. Iowa City routinely receives top rankings in multiple categories: one of the best small metropolitan areas for doing business; one of the best cities in America for singles; and one of the top smart places to live. In Iowa City there’s always something to do. The city is home to numerous Big Ten sporting events. Known for renowned authors and up-and-comers from all over the globe, UNESCO has designated Iowa City a “City of Literature”—one of only seven in the world. And of course, Iowa City is a site of presidential politics. Various points around town are regular stops for candidates during the Iowa Caucuses. For more information about Iowa City, visit Think Iowa City: https://www.thinkiowacity.com.

For questions, please contact Faculty Appointments Committee at: lawmail-FAC@uiowa.edu.

February 22, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, February 15, 2021

Duquesne VAP Openings (Technology & Heath Law Among the Needs . . .)

Visiting Assistant Professor in Law

Faculty Posting Date: February 12, 2021

To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/84257

Duquesne University School of Law, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invites applications to fill up to two full-time visiting assistant professors beginning 2021-2022 academic year. Each position will have a one-year appointment that may be renewable for a second year. VAP will teach courses in legal education. We seek colleagues who can contribute to the diversity of our campus community and wish to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and service.


Teach Up to 12 credit hours for the year. Assigned courses will vary, but likely curricular needs include: torts, professional responsibility, technology, privacy, and health law.


Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching legal education.

Evidence of significant practical experience in an area of curricular need.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals that enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC.

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our University and its Spiritan heritage by visiting our Mission Statement. http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/84257. The letter of intent should include comments on ability to teach in flexible environments, including online, hybrid, and in-person classroom settings. Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their scholarship contributes to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community. Applicants with questions about the position may contact Ann Marie Schiavone at schiavonea@duq.edu.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

February 15, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Northern Illinois Law is Hiring (and Has Business Law Needs . . .)



NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for an anticipated opening for an entry-level tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2021. Duties include engaging in high quality research and teaching, as well as being an active participant in law school and university service. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, or a foreign law school equivalent, and must provide evidence of the potential for engaging in high quality research and teaching.

Preferred qualifications include record of scholarly publication, teaching experience (particularly in a law school), legal practice experience, strong law school record, law journal membership, and clerkship experience.

We will consider candidates with a broad range of teaching and research interests, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one first-year course (which may include Constitutional Law I: The Federal System). Our upper-level needs include, but are not limited to, Business Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Tax, Trusts and Estates, and skills courses. Applications are encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and others whose background and experience would contribute to the diversity of the law school community.

If you wish to apply, please go to the position posting at the NIU applicant tracking system at https://employment.niu.edu/postings/55269 where you will find a full description of the position (including preferred qualifications) along with a list of documents you will need to submit for the search committee’s consideration.

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Professor Marc Falkoff, at mfalkoff@niu.edu, or to Tita Kaus, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, at 815-753-1068 or tkaus@niu.edu. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 1, 2021.

February 7, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 25, 2021

The Job-Seeking Cover Letter: An Exemplar

Over six years ago, I began writing about the job-seeking cover letter as an important piece of the career development and execution puzzle.  My first post focused on the essential elements and formatting of an appropriate cover letter for a job search.  My second cover letter post, written a bit more than a year later, honed in on best practices for creating the body of the letter--the part of the letter that does the key substantive work in making a case with the employer that you deserve an interview, principally by showing the employer that y0u have something the employer needs or finds valuable.  A key element of that post was the its emphasis on introduction of the "PAR" method, which I maintain is a key to both cover letters and job interviews.  About six months after that second post, I wrote a third post on networking letters.

That last post was published in July of 2016.  That just does not seem possible.  It cannot have been that long ago!  But it is.  Time flies when you are having fun, as they say.

It may go without saying, but I have continued to give resume, cover letter, and job search communication advice to law students and lawyers on a regular basis.  In these interactions, two things have been coming up with some frequency recently.  The first is the difference between a CV and a resume.  I will leave that to a future post.  The second is what the body of a well-drafted cover letter reads like.  I illustrate that here by posting a simple form of cover letter that illustrates many points from my posts.     

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[Your Name]
[Telephone Number]
[Email Address]


[Name of Recipient]
[City/State/Zip Code]

Re: Summer Associate - [Your Name]

Dear [Name of Recipient]:

I am a [first/second]-year student at [Law School Name] and I write to apply for a position as a summer associate in your [Specific Geographic Location] office. I am drawn to [Employer] because of its strong practice in corporate transactional law and because of its location in the [Geographic Region]. I am interested in the ways in which the firm’s emphasis on innovation operates in serving clients.

My curriculum at [Law School Name] has already given me experiential training in business law that I desire to leverage in my work next summer. For example, in my Business Associations course, I participated as part of a three-person team of students in an oral examination relating to a failed Tennessee distillery partnership based on facts drawn from a recently published Tennessee state court opinion. We were given a week to assess client facts and then met with the senior partner in our law firm (portrayed by our professor) to discuss possible courses of action to benefit the client. This assignment was instrumental in developing critical problem-solving skills and detail-orientation and allowed me to apply partnership and limited liability company law through oral communication in a real-world setting.

I also gained valuable research and writing experience in my [Name of Course] class in the fall semester. [Describe research in legal context]. I compiled the information obtained through that research into a [length] paper that examined [describe thesis or analysis]. The long-term nature of this assignment allowed me to develop and refine fact-finding, written composition, and time management skills while engaging in the analysis of [generalized description of legal issue resolved].

My resume is attached. I look forward to the opportunity to interview for a summer associate position with your firm. I can be reached at the telephone number or email address set forth above. I appreciate your time and consideration.

Yours truly,


[Typewritten Name]


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I hope that posting this exemplar is helpful to law students seeking employment and to the law professors and others who advise them.  I post it here for that purpose and also in the hopes that it will generate commentary that is similarly useful in career counseling and in revising the form.  So, have at it.  What do you find worthwhile about the exemplar letter?  What do you find less compelling?  Post your comments here or send me a private message.

January 25, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 11, 2021

IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Seeks Visitors

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law seeks one or more entry-level or experienced applicants interested in serving as a full-time, temporary faculty member for the 2021-2022 academic year. Subject matter needs include property, intellectual property, administrative law, and health law-related courses. 

As part of IUPUI, Indiana’s premier urban research institution, the law school is committed to being a welcoming community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community-engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IU McKinney condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IU McKinney. The law school is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution with a strong commitment to inclusion and offers domestic partner benefits: https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/about/administration/policies/diversity-and-inclusion.html. For more information about the school, please visit http://indylaw.indiana.edu/.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to Vice Dean Cynthia Adams at cmadams@iu.edu. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should give Vice Dean Adams adequate notice.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with February 1 as the deadline for all applications.

January 11, 2021 in Intellectual Property, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 28, 2020

Recent Part-Time and Visiting Law Faculty Postings: Temple Law and Boston University Law

This post catches up on a few recent position listings that may be of interest to business law faculty and have not yet been posted here.




Position Summary: The Temple University Beasley School of Law was recently notified that it will receive funding from the IRS to open and operate a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) on its Main Campus in North Philadelphia which will also serve taxpayers in northeastern Pennsylvania. It is therefore soliciting applications for the position of Visiting Practice Professor of Law and Director of the LITC, which is expected to operate on a part-time basis during 2021. The position will begin on January 15, 2021 or as soon thereafter as practicable, and will run through the end of the calendar year. The Clinic Director will be expected to establish and operate the LITC, including developing a panel of pro bono attorneys and performing community outreach, and to take a leadership role in applying to the IRS for a multi-year grant, which will likely need to be submitted in June, 2021. In addition, the Clinic Director will be expected to develop and teach a course through which students can enroll to participate in the LITC for academic credit in 2021.

It is anticipated that this part-time, visiting position will be enhanced and converted into a clinical faculty position upon receipt of a multi-year grant from the IRS. A national search for an individual to fill the clinical faculty position will be conducted if the multi-year grant is received; the individual selected to fill the part-time visiting position will be eligible for consideration for the clinical faculty position.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a J.D. degree, as well as experience working in an LITC or equivalent organization, either as a student or practicing lawyer, or other tax practice experience. Candidates must have sufficient tax law expertise to perform and oversee the substantive and procedural aspects of client representation, and be either admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court or eligible for such admission.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by law; it is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and strongly encourages veterans, women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQI individuals, and members of other groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in law teaching to apply.

To Apply: Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the selection committee’s Chair, Professor Alice Abreu, at lawfsc@temple.edu with the following: 1) cover letter and/or statement of interest; 2) resume or CV; 3) the names, affiliations, and contact information for at least three individuals who can serve as professional references; and 4) any other material that demonstrates the candidate’s ability to succeed in the position, such as a publication, brief, or similar document.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible; interviews, which will be conducted online, could begin as early as January 4, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. 




BU Law is hiring for a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor to teach in the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic, part of BU Law’s unique collaboration with MIT to provide legal assistance to current MIT and BU students. This is a two-year position, for the 2021–22 and 2022–23 academic years.  

BU Law believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to hear from applicants who support our institutional commitment to BU as an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community.

More information and application instructions are available at https://sites.bu.edu/techlaw/2020/12/14/vcap/. Applications received before January 31, 2021 will be given full consideration.

December 28, 2020 in Clinical Education, Joan Heminway, Jobs, Teaching, Technology | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Hiring Announcement: University of Oklahoma College of Law

Dear BLPB Readers:

The University of Oklahoma College of Law

Associate Professor of Law  

The University of Oklahoma College of Law seeks outstanding applicants, either entry level or pre-tenure lateral, to fill a full-time tenure-track position to begin fall semester 2021. Successful applicants must have a J.D. or equivalent academic degree, strong academic credentials, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and demonstrably outstanding potential for scholarship. We welcome candidates in all subject matter areas, with particular interest in filling curricular needs that include criminal law, family law, constitutional law, wills and trusts, bankruptcy, and real estate transactions.  Complete announcement is here: Download OULaw_TenureTrackHiringAnnouncement


December 23, 2020 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)