Wednesday, October 17, 2018

John Marshall Law School in Chicago seeks visiting faculty members for Spring 2019

The following comes to us from  John Marshall Law School Associate Dean David Sorkin. 

Spring 2019 Full-Time Faculty Podium Visitors

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago seeks one or two full-time visiting faculty members for the Spring 2019 semester. We need coverage in the areas of Corporations, Civil Procedure (evening course), Secured Transactions, and Estates & Trusts. The appointment is for one semester, but we will be seeking visitors for the 2019–2020 academic year in these areas plus some combination of Evidence, Criminal Law, and Property.

Candidates should have taught full-time at an ABA-approved law school.

To Apply:

Submit a current CV, cover letter, and three professional references to Associate Dean David Sorkin at 7sorkin@jmls.edu. The review will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until one or both positions are filled. We may request a Skype or in-person interview and submission of prior teaching evaluations.

The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

October 17, 2018 in Jobs, Stefan J. Padfield | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Business Law Professor Jobs - Posted in 2018/2019

I may update this list from time to time; feel free to e-mail me with additions. Looks like a pretty strong hiring season for business law. Updated 11/02/18.

Law School Professor Positions – Business Specialty Sought

  1. Barry University 
  2. Belmont University
  3. Campbell University
  4. Cardozo
  5. Case Western University
  6. Duke University
  7. Drake University (Director of the Entrepreneurial/Transactional Law Clinic)
  8. Drake University (Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Law)
  9. Drexel University
  10. Emory University
  11. Florida A&M University 
  12. Louisiana State University
  13. Mercer University 
  14. Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  15. Saint John’s University
  16. Seton Hall University
  17. Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Professor of Practice) (9/17/18 deadline or until filled)
  18. University of Alabama
  19. University of Arizona (International Business Law Focus) (Review begins 9/28/18)
  20. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  21. University of Buffalo
  22. University of California, Berkeley (initial review 8/15/18; accepted through 3/1/19)
  23. University of California, Davis
  24. University of California, Irvine
  25. University of Connecticut
  26. University of Kentucky
  27. University of Louisville
  28. University of Miami
  29. University of Nebraska
  30. University of New Mexico (Oil & Gas Focus)
  31. University of North Texas at Dallas
  32. University of Oregon (Business Law Clinic)
  33. University of Pittsburgh
  34. University of Richmond
  35. University of Saint Thomas (Miami)
  36. University of South Carolina
  37. University of Wyoming 
  38. Washington & Lee University
  39. Washington University (St. Louis)
  40. Willamette University

Legal Studies Professor Positions (Mostly Business Schools)

  1. Angelo State University
  2. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (10/1/18 first consideration)
  3. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (9/17/18 review begins)
  4. College of Charleston
  5. Community College of Philadelphia
  6. James Madison University
  7. Indiana University, Bloomington (10/18/18 best consideration date) (and non-tenure track)
  8. Morgan State University (opens 10/31/18 - closes 1/31/19)
  9. New Mexico University
  10. Prairie View A&M University 
  11. Princeton University (Fellowships) (11/14/18 deadline)
  12. Saint Joseph's University (Visiting Instructor)
  13. Saint Joseph's University (Assistant Professor)
  14. Santa Monica College
  15. State University of New York at Oswego (Instructor) (11/1/18 review begins)
  16. SUNY-Oswego (Instructor)
  17. Tulane University (Lecturers) and (Professors of Practice)
  18. University of the Bahamas (PHD in Law required)
  19. University of Georgia
  20. University of Michigan (10/15/18 guaranteed consideration)
  21. University of South Florida (Instructor) (JD/LLM or JD/PHD only)
  22. Virginia Tech (Instructor)
  23. Western Carolina University (10/1/18 review begins)

September 19, 2018 in Business Associations, Business School, Haskell Murray, Jobs, Law School, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Ross School of Business at University of Michigan - Assistant Professor of Business Law Position

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Assistant Professor of Business Law.

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the Business Law Area starting in the Fall 2019 term. The selected candidate’s primary teaching responsibilities will be to teach business law in the undergraduate (BBA) program but may be required to teach in any of the school’s degree programs. The candidate will be expected to produce high-quality research published in leading law reviews and/or business journals.

Qualified candidates must have earned a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school. The candidate must have an excellent academic record and demonstrate a strong interest, and ability, in conducting high-quality, scholarly research in an area relevant to business. Examples of such fields include, but are not limited to, corporate law, contract law, employment law, financial regulation, securities law, intellectual property, and international trade. A qualified candidate must also demonstrate excellence in university teaching or the potential to be an outstanding teacher in business law.

The review of applications will begin immediately. All applications received before October 15, 2018, will receive full consideration. However, applications received after the deadline may be considered until the position is filled.

For additional information and a complete position announcement, please visit http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/162128/assistant_professor_of_business_law

Please contact Jen Mason, Area Administrator, via email with questions at masonlj@umich.edu

Applicants are required to submit their applications electronically by visiting the website: http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyRecruiting and uploading the following:

  1. A cover letter that includes a description of the candidate’s experience and interest in academic research and teaching.
  2. A curriculum vitae that includes three references

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

August 28, 2018 in Business Associations, Business School, Haskell Murray, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (1)

Monday, August 13, 2018

Another Business Law Hiring Announcement:  Washington and Lee University School of Law

The Washington and Lee University School of Law seeks to hire a faculty member with research and teaching interests in the fields of corporate law, securities regulation, and/or commercial law.  Our school has a long history of outstanding scholarship and teaching in these areas, and we are excited to advance our trajectory with a new hire.  In addition to this subject-matter focus, we look for an individual who will embrace and meaningfully contribute to our close-knit, collegial, and intellectually vibrant community. 

We warmly invite applications for a position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Law beginning July 1, 2019, and we are particularly focused on lateral candidates with between 2-4 years of experience.  In all cases, candidates for the position must demonstrate a record of excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

Washington and Lee University School of Law is an Equal Opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information with regard to employment.  We have a commitment to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and, in that regard, we welcome candidates who are members of communities that are traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academia.

Applicants should submit the following materials through the W&L portal (https://apply.interfolio.com/53173):  a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a current curriculum vitae, a research agenda, and a list of references.  Please address these materials to Prof. Christopher B. Seaman, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee.  Any questions may be addressed to Prof. Seaman at seamanc@wlu.edu.  All inquiries will be treated as confidential.

August 13, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Business and Environmental Law Professor Openings at University of Miami School of Law

The University of Miami School of Law seeks entry-level and tenured candidates to join our intellectual community beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. While these faculty hires are open to a variety of teaching and scholarly interests, the Law School has particular needs in Environmental Law and Business Law.
 
The Law School is committed to diversity of all kinds in its faculty, students, and staff and encourages applications from candidates who will increase the diversity of the Miami Law community.  The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law.
 
Entry-level applicants are encouraged to use the AALS submission process to apply.  Lateral applicants may submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, draft work-in-progress, and teaching evaluations (if available) in PDF format to Professor Drew Dawson, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at adawson@law.miami.edu.

August 10, 2018 in Business Associations, Jobs, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 6, 2018

More Openings for Business Law Teachers/Scholars

Today, I am at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools ("SEALS") annual conference working with aspiring law professors.  More on that and other aspects of SEALS next week.  But it seems a number of law schools are hiring for the 2019-20 academic year, some specifically looking for business law folks and others looking for MVPs that may include business law folks.  Set forth below are several of the messages I have gotten in the past few weeks.  Hopefully, I have managed not to repeat a notice someone else already has posted . . . .

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Professor of Law / Assistant (Acting) Professor of Law
University of California, Irvine School of Law

The University of California, Irvine School of Law invites applications for tenured and non-tenured faculty positions beginning August 1, 2018.

UC Irvine School of Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. UCI Law, founded just ten years ago, is the newest public law school in California in early 50 years and currently is ranked 21st nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

The School, ranked 6th in the nation for scholarly impact, is highly regarded for its faculty and expert practical training. UCI Law offers a distinct, innovative approach to legal education that features experiential learning and interdisciplinary studies. Committed to values of public service, excellence in scholarship and teaching, and fostering a diverse, inclusive community, UCI Law is home to distinguished faculty and passionate, talented, and socially conscious students.

Applicants must hold a J.D. degree or equivalent, or a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and have demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and scholarly achievements. Scholars from all areas of interest are encouraged to apply.

For more information about UCI Law, visit: www.law.uci.edu.

Interested applicants should submit formal materials using UC Irvine’s online application system, AP Recruit:

For tenured faculty position: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04840
For tenure-track faculty position: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04865

The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from entry-level or junior lateral candidates for tenure-track positions, to begin in the fall of 2019.

We are particularly interested in corporate law, property law, and criminal law. Candidates must have at a minimum a J.D., a PhD, or the equivalent in a related field. In addition, candidates should have strong scholarly potential and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Duties will include teaching assigned courses, researching and publishing scholarly work, advising students, and participating in law school and university service. The strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which all students can learn and thrive.

The committee will be reviewing applications submitted through the AALS Faculty Appointments Register, but is willing to consider materials outside of the FAR process. Although there is no deadline, applications will have the best chance of full consideration if they are received by August 21, 2018. Application materials should include a cover letter, a resume which includes at least 3 references, a list of publications and up to three pieces of scholarly work. Materials should be submitted to Professor Kevin Collins, Chair of Appointments Committee, Washington University School of Law, by emailing them to lawappts@wustl.edu.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for two entry-level, tenure-track positions to begin July 1, 2019. Our hiring needs are flexible. We seek applications from candidates with scholarly distinction or promise and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

All candidates must apply through the UC Recruit system at the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02341. 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/index.html. For full consideration, applicants should apply by September 27, 2018, 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 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 Peter Lee, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at 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.

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.

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UKLawLogoASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LAW

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for one, possibly two, entry-level, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the Fall of 2019. The College is seeking to fill needs in almost any area of law. Some key areas include Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Property, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Securities Regulation, and Trusts and Estates. However, we are interested in considering candidates who teach and/or research in other areas that are not included in this sample list of priorities. The College of Law is an important part of a major research university and offers a collegial and supportive atmosphere for its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should have a J.D. or equivalent law degree, a record of high academic achievement, and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and in scholarly productivity. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a letter of application and resume to Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, by mail at the University of Kentucky College of Law, 213 Mandrell Hall, Lexington, KY 40506-0048, or by email to the administrative assistant for the Committee at alina.emen@uky.edu.

To receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Employment System at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/154559.

UKLawLogoASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OR PROFESSOR OF LAW

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for one experienced, tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, beginning in the Fall of 2019. The College is seeking to fill needs in almost any area of law. Some key areas include Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Property, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Securities Regulation, and Trusts and Estates. However, we are interested in considering candidates who teach and/or research in other areas that are not included in this sample list of priorities. The College of Law is an important part of a major research university and offers a collegial and supportive atmosphere for its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should have a J.D. or equivalent law degree, a record of high academic achievement, and distinguished accomplishment in teaching and in scholarly productivity. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a letter of application and resume to Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, by mail at the University of Kentucky College of Law, 213 Mandrell Hall, Lexington, KY 40506-0048, or by email to the administrative assistant for the Committee at alina.emen@uky.edu.

To receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Employment System at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/154567.

August 6, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Campbell University Law School - Business Law Professor Position

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Campbell Law, in Raleigh, NC, is looking to hire two professors (and one is in the business associations area). Apply here

August 1, 2018 in Business Associations, Haskell Murray, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

University of Nebraska College of Law - Business Law Professor Position

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Details on another excellent business law professor position are posted below.

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Entry-Level or Experienced Faculty Position

The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions.

Our primary areas of interest are Civil Procedure, Business Associations, and other business law courses, including, but not limited to, Corporate Finance, Securities Regulation, Corporate Governance, Non-Profit Organizations, and Transactional Drafting.

Other needs include courses related to

  • Health Care (g., Federal Regulation of Health Care Providers, Health Care Finance, Administrative Law, Medical Malpractice, Privacy Law, Law and Medicine, Public Health Law, Bioethics and the Law, and the Law of Provider and Patient);
  • Litigation Skills and Related Courses (g., Trial Advocacy, Civil Rights Litigation, Conflicts of Law, Remedies, Pretrial Litigation, and other litigation skills courses);
  • Criminal Law (g., Federal Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Post­Conviction Remedies, and Criminal Sentencing);
  • Environmental Law (g., Environmental Law, Water Law, and Natural Resources Law);
  • Family Law; and
  • Election Law.

Minimum required qualifications include a J.D. Degree or equivalent, superior academic record, and a demonstrated interest in relevant substantive areas. The title of Assistant or Associate Professor will be based on the qualifications of the applicant.

To be considered, please complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative information form and attach a letter of interest, current vita, and names and contact information for three professional references at http://employment.unl.edu/postings/59925. Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Contact Associate Dean Eric Berger, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE 68583-0902, or send an email to lawappointments@unl.edu. General information about the Law College is available at http://law.unl.edu/.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

 

 

July 25, 2018 in Business Associations, Haskell Murray, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

University of South Carolina School of Law - Business Law Professor Position

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This looks like an excellent position, and you would get to be colleagues with one of my favorite corporate law professors, Benjamin Means.

 

July 25, 2018 in Business Associations, Haskell Murray, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, July 2, 2018

Business Law and Related Openings at Seton Hall Law

Seton Hall University School of Law welcomes applications for tenure-track positions to begin July 1, 2019. Candidates should have a J.D. or equivalent degree and a record of academic excellence. Candidates should be able to demonstrate both extraordinary scholarly promise and the ability or potential to be an outstanding teacher who can motivate students while preparing them for the practice of law in the twenty-first century. The School of Law will consider entry-level and junior lateral candidates in a variety of subject areas with particular focus on 1) Law and Technology, including data analytics/AI as it intersects with law and compliance, social media and electronic discovery, and ethics in the intersection of law and technology; 2) Business Law, preferably with a focus on Securities Regulation; and 3) Health Law, preferably with a focus on Healthcare Fraud or Food and Drug Law.

Seton Hall Law School offers a vibrant, energetic academic environment. Located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, approximately 20 minutes from Manhattan, Seton Hall Law is especially well-regarded in the health and life sciences law, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and privacy arenas, and it is in the process of expanding its role in energy, technology and data analytics. The faculty includes nationally recognized scholars and teachers with expertise in a wide range of areas.

Seton Hall Law School is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We welcome applications from minorities, women, and others whose background and experiences will contribute to institutional diversity.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Professor Marina Lao, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Seton Hall Law School, at lawfacultyappointments@shu.edu.

July 2, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

Adjuncts Needed for New 1L Skills Course at U.C. Davis

I received the following today through the AALS teaching listserv.  It may be of interest to some of you or to folks you may know in the region.

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Dear Friends:

I am happy to report that the UC Davis School of Law is offering a mandatory skills course for 1Ls starting in Spring 2019. It will include segments on negotiation and client interviewing. If you are in northern California, or plan to be January through March 2019, I hope you will consider applying for one of the six adjunct positions relating to this exciting new course. Information here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02281

Donna Shestowsky, J.D., Ph.D.
Director of Lawyering Skills Education
Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
Martin Luther King Jr. Research Scholar
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Psychology, UC Davis
dshest@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (530) 754-5693
My latest research, published in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, can be found here:
https://ssrn.com/abstract=2945706

July 2, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Law School, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

UC Hastings Law Opening - Contracts/Private Law (Plus)

The University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-track faculty member. We seek someone who is, or who promises to be, an innovative and productive scholar, an exemplary teacher, and a role model for our students, and who will contribute as a dynamic and engaged institutional citizen. We will accord priority in consideration to candidates who teach and produce scholarship in the areas of state and local government law or contracts/private law. We are particularly interested in recruiting someone who will contribute to our vibrant and diverse community of interdisciplinary scholars. Entry-level and lateral candidates should send a cv, statement of interest, and representative publications in .pdf format to Professor Chimène Keitner, Appointments Committee Chair, keitnerc@uchastings.edu, with the subject heading “Faculty Position.” We will conduct interviews on campus and at the 2018 AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference.

UC Hastings prohibits discrimination against any person employed; seeking employment; or applying for or engaged in a paid or unpaid internship or training program leading to employment with UC Hastings College of the Law on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, sex- or gender-stereotyping, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. This policy applies to all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, merit increase, salary, training and development, demotion, and separation.

June 27, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 25, 2018

LSU Law: Tenure-Track or Tenured Business Law Faculty Opening

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER seeks to hire a tenure-track or tenured faculty member in business and commercial law, with particular attention in corporate, partnership, and other areas of tax law. We may consider applications from persons who specialize in other areas as additional needs arise. Applicants should have superior academic credentials and publications or promise of productivity in legal scholarship, as well as a commitment to outstanding teaching. The Paul M. Hebert Law Center of LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

Applications should include a letter of application, resume, references, and teaching evaluations (if available) to:

Melissa T. Lonegrass
Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee
c/o Pam Hancock (or by email to phancock@lsu.edu)
Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Louisiana State University
1 East Campus Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803-0106

June 25, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs, Law School | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Respecting Time and Space May Lead to Better Management and Better Outcomes

An interesting new article appears in the Chronicle of Higher Education:  What Happened When the Dean’s Office Stopped Sending Emails After-Hours, by Andrew D. Martin, dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan and a professor of political science and statistics, and Anne Curzan associate dean for humanities and a professor of English. Interesting concept, and an idea worth considering.  Here's what they tried: 

What if we experimented with a policy that set some limits in the dean’s office? Here’s what we came up with:

  • Limit email traffic to working hours. Except for emergencies, work emails are to be sent between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Use the delayed-send function to ensure that emails to and from people working in the dean’s office arrive only within that window.
  • Try to communicate in person. Whenever possible, associate and assistant deans should communicate with one another and with other professional staff employees in person or by telephone during the business day. Our administrative assistants can help us find quick drop-in times.
  • Avoid email forwarding. Refrain from forwarding an email to chairs and directors and asking them to forward it to others. When possible, send it yourself directly to the audience you want to communicate with.
  • Respect working hours. The dean and the associate and assistant deans should not expect — or request — support from professional staff employees outside of the 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. window. An exception is for emergencies, and then only from salaried staff members.

The authors say the rules became part of the dean's office's culture, and although it was not enforced, it is largely followed and has led to more efficient and effective work.  

I have to admit, I think it would be hard, and I am notoriously bad for being almost tethered to my email. But I can also see why it would help.  I feel absolutely compelled to reply to inquiries and requests. Sometimes I resist the urge to do so, but even then, my mental space has been taken up by obligations.  It's not ideal. More important, it means that when I am sending emails after hours, I am getting into other people's space when it is not necessary.  Emergencies are one thing, and they happen, but I can definitely do a better job of staying out of people's personal time, and I am going to give it a try. 

June 19, 2018 in Jobs, Joshua P. Fershee, Management | Permalink | Comments (2)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Tenure Track Business Law Openings at Emory Law

As a member of the Section on Women in Legal Education of the Association of American Law Schools, I was informed earlier this week about three openings at Emory Law, two of which are for business law folks.  The message is included below.

I am pleased to serve on the Appointments committee at Emory Law for the 2018-2019 school year. We are conducting searches for exciting young scholars in three tenure-track positions: (1) Business law with a specialization in M&A and/or Securities Regulation, (2) General Business law (no specific specialization) with the ability to teach Business Associations/Corporations and Contracts, and (3) Criminal Procedure with the ability to also teach Evidence. We are only looking for junior laterals (no more than 3 years in a tenure-track position) and entry-level candidates. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested or know of others who might be interested.

Best regards,
Barbara

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
L. Q. C. Lamar Professor of Law
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA. 30322
cell - 352-262-1854
barbara.woodhouse@emory.edu

I urge those who are interested to contact Barbara for more information.  In any event, be on the lookout for the formal position notice(s).

May 18, 2018 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Fellowship Announcement

The Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation is pleased to announce the availability of positions of Post-Graduate Academic Fellows in the areas of corporate governance and law and finance. Qualified candidates who are interested in working with the Program as Post-Graduate Academic Fellows may apply at any time and the start date is flexible.
Candidates should be interested in spending two to three years at Harvard Law School (longer periods may be possible). Candidates should have a J.D., LL.M., or S.J.D. from a U.S. law school, or a Ph.D. in economics, finance, or related areas by the time they commence their fellowship. Candidates still pursuing an S.J.D. or Ph.D. are eligible so long as they will have completed their program’s coursework requirements by the time they start. During the term of their appointment, Post-Graduate Academic Fellows work on research and corporate governance activities of the Program, depending on their skills, interests, and Program needs. Fellows may also work on their own research and publishing in preparation for a career in academia or policy research. Former Fellows of the Program now teach in leading law schools in the U.S. and abroad.
Interested candidates should submit a CV, transcripts, writing sample, list of references, and cover letter to the coordinator of the Program, Ms. Jordan Figueroa, at coordinator@corpgov.law.harvard.edu. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s experience, reasons for seeking the position, career plans, and the kinds of projects and activities in which he or she would like to be involved at the Program. The position includes Harvard University benefits and a competitive fellowship salary.

 

April 11, 2018 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

SULC Seeks Visiting Professors for 2018-2019

Job Description Summary:

The Southern University Law Center welcomes applications for the appointment of two to three visiting professors for the 2018-2019 academic year. We welcome applications from all individuals whose backgrounds and experiences will enhance the diversity of our faculty. Our primary curricular needs are as follows: 

Louisiana Civil Law Courses:

We are interested in candidates with experience teaching Sale & Lease, Obligations, and Security Devices. Individuals with a background in the civil law are preferred.

Business Law, Procedure, and Constitutional Law Courses:

We are also interested in candidates with experience teaching Contracts, Commercial Paper, Federal Civil Procedure, Federal Courts & Procedure, Business Entities, and Constitutional Law.

Qualifications:

  • JD degree
  • Experience and demonstrated success in law school teaching
  • Demonstrated ability in mentoring students
  • Commitment to the mission of the Southern University Law Center and its instructional methods and goals

Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit the following to Professor Donald North, chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at dnorth@sulc.edu:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references

Benefits: The Southern University Law Center offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time faculty members that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

EMPLOYMENT NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: Southern University Law Center (SULC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. SULC is committed to a policy against discrimination in employment based on sex, actual or perceived gender, age, race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information; or parental, marital, domestic partner, civil union, military, or veteran status.

 

March 28, 2018 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

University of North Carolina Wilmington - Assistant/Associate Professor Business Law Position

 
The University of North Carolina-Wilmington recently posted an open position for an assistant/associate professor of business law.
 
Details about the position are posted below the break. 
 
 

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March 6, 2018 in Business Associations, Business School, Haskell Murray, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Fellowship Announcement

The Columbia Law School/Columbia Business School Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets is seeking a full time Capital Markets Research Fellow.  The incumbent would be appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar.  The appointment will run from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.

This position is intended for a person who expects to begin a law school teaching career at the start of the 2020-21 academic year and who desires an interim position that would help the person prepare for such a career by offering the time and facilities needed to do serious research and to develop further expertise.   More information is available here.

February 20, 2018 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Fellowship Announcement

The Yale Law School Center for Private Law is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Fellow in Private Law. The Fellowship in Private Law is a full-time, one-year residential appointment, with the possibility of reappointment. The Fellowship is designed for graduates of law or related Ph.D. programs who are interested in pursuing an academic career and whose research is related to any of the Center for Private Law's research areas, which include contracts (including commercial law, corporate finance, bankruptcy, and dispute resolution), property (including intellectual property), and torts. More information is available here.

 

February 9, 2018 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)