Friday, February 16, 2018

University of North Carolina is Hiring a Visitor

The University of North Carolina School of Law seeks to hire a full-time visiting clinical professor to teach in its six-credit, first-year Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy (“RRWA”) Program. The professor will teach two sections of RRWA each semester during the nine-month 2018-19 academic year. Each section will have no more than 17 students.

The person hired will join the experienced, collaborative professors in the school's Writing and Learning Resources Center (WLRC) ( They teach writing, research, and oral advocacy in ways that integrate legal analysis, research strategy, citation literacy, oral advocacy, and professionalism. They use an innovative textbook written by our colleague Alexa Chew and our former colleague Katie Rose Guest Pryal: The Complete Legal Writer (Carolina Academic Press 2016). The book pioneers a genre-discovery approach that promotes student autonomy and teaches a systematic process for learning to write unfamiliar legal documents.

The present hiring responds to recent positive developments that will permit more WLRC professors to teach outside the RRWA Program in 2018-19. That arrangement seems likely to continue beyond 2018-19, prompting long-term hiring.

The professor hired as a visitor will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying a base salary of $70,000 to $90,000 for a nine-month appointment. The number of students to be taught is estimated at 31 to 35.

Candidates must have a J.D., bar admission, and practice or clerkship experience. Candidates should have an outstanding academic record, the ability and desire to work collaboratively on an established faculty team, and teaching experience or demonstrated teaching potential. A strong plus is additional experience or degrees in education, counseling, or academic‑excellence work. 

Applications will be accepted until either April 16, 2018, or when the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at (or Applications should include a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for four references. Confidential inquiries are welcome; contact Craig T. Smith, Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean for the Writing and Learning Resources Center, at 919.962.7059. For more information about School of Law, visit

Hat tip to Craig Smith.


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