Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Via Professor Tamar R. Birckhead, Director of Clinical Programs:
Position Announcement: Clinical Faculty Appointment for Consumer Financial Transactions Legal Clinic
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law seeks an experienced, versatile legal practitioner with a passion for justice and teaching to supervise the Consumer Financial Transactions (CFT) Clinic. The Law School’s Clinical Programs have a long and proud history of providing high quality, free legal representation to under-resourced individuals, organizations and communities in North Carolina while training the state’s next generation of lawyers.
The CFT Clinic supervisor will be hired as a 12-month, fixed-term faculty member. This is a one-year renewable contract. UNC Law School has guaranteed funding for the CFT Clinic and the faculty supervisor through the 2017-2018 academic year.
The CFT clinic supervisor will report to the Director of Clinical Programs and supervise a clinic in which law students represent low- and moderate-income clients who hold home mortgages that are at risk of foreclosure or are being foreclosed upon. The Clinic also represents clients in other consumer financial matters such as unfair debt collection practices and abusive practices related to credit cards, short-time loans, student loans, and check-cashing services.
Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years practice experience and either experience or a demonstrated interest in teaching. S/he will have a background in representing under-resourced clients in mortgage foreclosure cases as well as other consumer financial transactions. The CFT Clinic supervisor must be, or become prior to starting the position, licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina. S/he will also be flexible and adaptable and able to work as a member of a team in a fast-paced law clinic environment.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/80876. Click on the preceding direct-link URL from any browser to apply. Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for four references. We particularly encourage candidates from members of groups under-represented in legal education.
Confidential inquiries are welcome; such inquiries may be made to Professor Tamar R. Birckhead, Director of Clinical Programs by email: [email protected].
For more information about the UNC-CH School of Law, please visit our website: www.law.unc.edu. For more information about our Clinical Programs, please visit: http://www.law.unc.edu/academics/clinic/.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.