Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wake Forest is Hiring

WakeforestlawschoolWake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina anticipates hiring a tenure-track Legal Analysis, Writing, & Research (LAWR) Professor to begin in 2020-2021. The Faculty Appointments Committee seeks applications from (1) entry-level candidates with excellent academic records and demonstrated potential for exceptional teaching and scholarly achievement, and (2) lateral candidates with outstanding academic credentials, including demonstrated teaching ability and a record of distinguished scholarship.

In Wake Forest’s LAWR program, professors teach one section of approximately 20 students for LAWR 1 and 2 for the full academic year, and one section of approximately 20-26 students for LAWR 3 for one semester.

In addition to teaching, scholarship is expected. LAWR professors receive significant support for research, scholarship, and professional development. Salary, benefits, and research support are nationally competitive. LAWR professors are involved in all aspects of law school life, including chairing and serving on faculty committees and serving as advisors to students and student organizations.

Applicants must have a law degree; a long-term commitment to teaching LAWR; an interest in scholarship; excellent legal research, analysis, reasoning, writing, and communication skills; and the ability to work both independently and cooperatively. Prior teaching experience is preferred, and legal practice experience is required. The law school will participate in the AALS Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C. October 3-5, 2019.

Technical questions regarding the application process should be addressed to or by calling 336-758-4700 and asking for a member of the recruitment team. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Omari Scott Simmons, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at

The position advertised is a tenure-track appointment and the professor hired will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary between $80,000 and $109,999. LAWR professors typically teach three courses each year, each with approximately 20 students.

Hat tip to Prof. Laura P. Graham


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