Tuesday, June 28, 2016

UMKC seeking to hire a legal skills prof for its 1L program beginning this fall

Due to a sudden retirement at UMKC, they're in the market for a legal skills prof to teach in their 1L program beginning this fall. At present, it's uncertain whether the school will be hiring a full-time prof or a part-timer as explained below in the job posting. You can contact Professor Nancy Levit at [email protected] for more info.  

Here are the remaining details:

Due to an unexpected retirement, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law is seeking to hire either a full- or a part-time visiting clinical faculty member to teach the first-year Lawyering Skills course, supervise student teaching assistants in the course, and collaborate with other faculty teaching in the first-year program.  If we find it necessary to fill the full-time position, the successful applicant will teach two sections of Lawyering Skills I (3 cr. each) in the Fall as well as two sections of Lawyering Skills II (2 cr.) and an upper level writing course or other elective in the Spring. If instead we fill the part-time position, that will involve teaching one Section of Lawyering Skills I in the Fall and one section in the Spring and will require availability to teach two mornings weekly from August to December 2016 and January to April 2017, the maintenance of regular office hours, grading of several student written assignments throughout the semester and multiple individual conferences.  Previous teaching of legal writing (either as a faculty member at any law school or as a teaching assistant in the UMKC program) is strongly preferred.


A J.D. and recognized expertise in writing in legal practice, as well as an understanding of and commitment to preparing law students for entry into the profession of law, are required.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


A complete application must include a letter detailing desire and qualifications to teach, a curriculum vitae reflecting the highest degree earned and previous teaching, legal research and employment experience, as well as a list of at least three professional references. The letter should clearly indicate whether the applicant is seeking a part time or full time position or would consider either.


Application materials must be submitted online to UMKC Human Resources athttp://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/  by July 14. For questions about how to apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 523-0002.


If you need additional information, please contact Professor Nancy Levit at[email protected].


UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.



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