Tuesday, December 17, 2019

JOBS: Colorado's Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Clinic

University of Colorado

Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Clinic

The University of Colorado is looking for a permanent clinical professor for our Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Clinic. The clinic’s mission and vision allow for the clinical professor to cultivate a diverse docket of cases and projects, including matters addressing environmental and climate justice as well as traditional litigation and agency advocacy.


Founded in 1978, the Getches-Green Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic is one of the country's first environmental law clinics.  Originally, Clinic students worked under the supervision of staff attorneys at the National Wildlife Federation. In 2010, the Clinic moved in house to the Law School, where the Clinic continues its mission of training future attorneys through the representation of clients in environmental cases.


The clinical faculty member is responsible for developing a docket of projects dealing with natural resources, energy, and environmental law issues. The clinical faculty member also has primary responsibility for supervising students in their case or project work, and for organizing and teaching a companion clinical seminar. The clinical faculty member will also work closely with the Getches-Wilkinson Center and the doctrinal faculty members who teach environmental law and related subjects. The clinical faculty member is expected to become an active member of the natural resources law community and develop relationships with experts, attorneys, and relevant organizations. This is a full-time academic year position. Rank and appointment classification will depend on qualifications and experience.


Candidates must have a JD degree and a minimum of five years of relevant practical experience. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and be eligible to sit either for the Colorado bar or waive admission into Colorado.


To apply, candidates should submit the following materials through the CU Boulder job site:

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee describing your interest, your initial thoughts on the kinds of projects you would develop for the clinic, relevant practice experience, and any prior teaching experience.
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Names and contact information for three references

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.


The committee will begin reviewing applications February 1, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. The candidate is expected to be on campus by this summer; the semester begins in August, 2020. 


The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: hr-ada@colorado.edu.


The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits. Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers


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