Thursday, October 29, 2015

JOBS: Akron Law Clinical Faculty

Via Prof. Sarah M. R. Cravens:

Legal Clinic Faculty Position

The University of Akron School of Law anticipates hiring a 12-month clinical faculty member (presumptively renewable, non-tenure track) to begin in Fall 2016.  

The new clinical faculty member will join two other full-time clinical faculty, and will add to a rich array of existing programs which include:  Civil Litigation Clinic (cases referred from Community Legal Aid, primarily landlord-tenant), Jail Inmate Assistance Legal Clinic, our award-winning Re-entry Clinics (Expungement, Clemency, Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE), and Human Trafficking), SEED Legal Clinic (providing services for small businesses and 2015 Legal Services Champion Award winner from the U.S. Small Business Administration) and Trademark Clinic. We anticipate that a new clinician will be able to establish one or more new clinical offerings according to his or her substantive interests to complement the Law School’s strategic goals and the particular needs of the community.  Areas of particular interest include International Human Rights, Immigration, Family Law, and Health Law. 

The committee is interested in candidates with a commitment to excellence in clinical teaching, community engagement, and parallel scholarly research. 

The University of Akron School of Law is a public, mid-size law school of approximately 450 students located in the Akron/Cleveland metropolitan area.  Akron Law offers excellent teaching, relatively low tuition and a commitment to student success, as well as a strong relationship with the local and regional bar.  Akron Law prides itself on outcomes including our high bar passage rate (first in Ohio for the Feb 2015 exam), award-winning clinical programs, national championship trial team program and various areas of excellence.

Required Qualifications: Requires a J.D. degree and a license to practice law, as well as professional practice experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  A demonstrated record of or potential for effective clinical teaching and successful scholarship.

For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:  Job ID# 9221.  While all candidates are required to submit their applications via this centralized system, please feel free to direct any inquiries to Professor Sarah Cravens, Chair of the search committee, at Review of applications will begin immediately.  Anticipated start date: July 1, 2016. The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

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