Saturday, July 20, 2019

UNC Chapel Hill is Hiring

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law seeks a full-time clinical professor to teach in its nationally-recognized research and writing program. The person hired will join a collaborative team of nine experienced professors. They teach various writing-related and bar-preparation courses that integrate legal analysis, research strategy, genre discovery, citation literacy, oral advocacy, and professionalism. The courses pursue clearly articulated goals, offer students extensive practice and feedback, and culminate in thoroughly vetted, goals-related assessments.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law invites applications for one full‑time clinical faculty appointment in the law school’s Writing and Learning Resources Center.  The Center operates a two-semester, six-credit, first‑year legal research and writing program (“RRWA,” for Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy) plus an academic-support and bar-preparation program. 

The individual selected should expect to do the following:

§  receive an initial three‑year, nine‑month appointment subject to long‑term contract renewal (compliant with ABA Accreditation Standard 405(c));

§  teach either two seminar‑sized sections of RRWA per semester or one RRWA section plus an upper-level writing or bar-preparation course; and

§  serve on faculty committees and participate in faculty governance.

Candidates must have the following:

§  a J.D. earned with an outstanding academic record;

§  bar admission plus either practice or clerkship experience; and

§  willingness to work collaboratively with fellow professors, particularly in teaching RRWA.

Also valuable is experience in teaching, counseling, or academic‑support work. 

Possible start dates are either January or July 2020.  The school will begin reviewing applications in July and accept applications until the position is filled.  Applications must be submitted electronically at  They must include a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and contact information for four references.  They welcome confidential inquiries to Craig T. Smith, Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean for the Writing and Learning Resources Center, at 919.962.7059 or  For more information, visit and

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