Sunday, November 22, 2009

job opening in Oregon

The University of Oregon School of Law is seeking candidates for a full-time Legal Research and Writing position beginning July 16, 2010.  LRW is a required, two-semester course taught in the first-year curriculum, including research, analysis, writing, and other professional skills.  LRW faculty work collaboratively in a supportive environment that encourages experimentation.

LRW faculty rotate teaching upper-level courses in drafting, research, judicial writing, etc.  LRW faculty serve on faculty committees and vote at faculty meetings.  Each faculty member receives professional development funds for travel and research assistance.  During the sixth year of appointment, an LRW faculty member will undergo a promotion that brings longer contracts, a salary increase, and the opportunity for a paid sabbatical.

Applicants for this position should have a strong record of academic achievement; excellent skills in legal writing, research, and oral communication; a J.D. or its equivalent; and at least two years of post-law school legal experience.  Applications should be sent to Professor Suzanne Rowe, Director of Legal Research and Writing, University of Oregon School of Law, 1515 Agate St., Eugene, OR 97403-1221.  Applications should include a letter of interest, a resume, a list of three references, and a law school transcript.  The appointments committee will begin reviewing applications on December 11, with the goal of conducting interviews in January, though submissions will be accepted until the opening is filled.

1. The position advertised may lead to successive contracts of only one to four years in length.
2. The professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings on virtually all matters (i.e., LRW professors vote on hiring of tenure-track faculty, but not on their promotion or tenure).
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the $55,000 to $70,000 range, plus 1/9 of the base salary for summer preparation work. LRW professors sometimes have the opportunity to teach summer school for additional compensation.
4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the LRW professor will be 35 to 50, depending on the model we adopt for teaching upper level writing and research courses.


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