Tuesday, January 23, 2007

job at South Texas

South Texas College of Law invites applications for two tenure-track positions, at the rank of Assistant Professor of Law, to teach Legal Research and Writing (LRW) beginning in August 2007. We seek candidates with outstanding academic records who are committed to both excellence in teaching and sustained scholarly achievement.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching LRW, and who are interested in making LRW their primary area of expertise. We also will consider applications from candidates with no previous teaching experience or who express interest solely in a visiting one-year appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The two appointments are subject to the same promotion standards as non-LRW tenure-track positions at the law school (and all tenure-track professors are eligible for summer research and teaching stipends and fifth-year sabbaticals).  Our LRW program does not have a director; therefore, subject to some limitations, LRW professors have significant autonomy in creating their curriculum.

South Texas College of Law was founded in 1923 and is a private, nonprofit, independent law school that is accredited by the ABA and a member of the AALS. The College has nearly 60 full-time faculty and approximately 1,200 students. The College is located in downtown Houston and occupies an 11-story tower that it shares with two Texas state appellate courts. The six-story Fred Parks Law Library (completed in 2001) includes state-of-the-art technology, approximately 500,000 volumes and volume equivalents, a growing collection of rare books, and a rooftop terrace and conference center with panoramic views. The College is well-known for its strong advocacy program, which has won more national moot court competitions than any other American law school. Additional information about the College is available at http://www.stcl.edu/

Inquiries seeking additional information about the positions may be directed to Professor Andrew T. Solomon (asolomon@stcl.edu; 713-646-2905).

Applications (including a current c.v.) may be directed to:
Professor Maxine D. Goodman
Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee
South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto Street
Houston, TX 77002
email: mgoodman@stcl.edu
tele: 713-646-1868

The committee will begin reviewing materials immediately and thereafter until the positions are filled. South Texas College of Law 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, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

1. The position advertised:
__X__ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
_____ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
_____ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
_____ d. has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
_____ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
_____ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.

2. The professor hired:
__X__ a. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
_____ b. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.

3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below.
_____ a. $90,000 or more
__X__ b. $80,000 to $89,000
__X__ c. $70,000 to $79,999
_____ d. $60,000 to $69,999
_____ e. $50,000 to $59,999
_____ f. $40,000 to $49,999
_____ g. $30,000 to $39,999
_____ h. this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000
_____ i. this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000

4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research and writing professor will be:
_____ a. less than 30
_____ b. 31 to 35
_____ c. 36 to 40
__X__ d. 41 to 45
__X__ e. 46 to 50
__X__ f. 51 to 55
_____ g. 56 to 60
_____ h. more than 60



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