Thursday, August 22, 2019
Duke Law School invites applications for a full-time instructor to teach in its JD writing program beginning July 1, 2020. The candidate hired will teach one section of Duke’s required, first-year course, Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing, and one upper-level writing seminar.
LARW is a graded, two-semester, four-credit course. LARW sections have no more than 30 students (in recent years the norm has been 26-28). Upper-level writing seminars have generally been two-credit, simulation-based courses offering significant practical experience. Their enrollment is capped at 14. Candidates are encouraged to think creatively in designing an upper-level seminar of their own.
Candidates must have superior academic records and at least four years of experience in practice (which may include clerking). Teaching experience is also preferred and candidates with significant transactional practice experience are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of at least three references by October 1, 2019 through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14288.
Address applications to Jeremy Mullem, Director of Legal Writing. Questions about the position may be directed to Jeremy Mullem at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
The position may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years. The professor hired will NOT be allowed to vote in faculty meetings. The anticipated salary is $70,000 - $79,999.
The professor will teach Legal Analysis, Research and Writing, a year-long, four-credit course, to no more than 30 students. In addition, the professor will teach one upper-level, writing-focused seminar (likely in the spring of the professor’s first year at Duke). Upper-level writing seminars have generally been two-credit, simulation-based courses offering significant practical experience.
Hat tip to Jeremy Mullem.