Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School, Chicago’s only public law school, seeks candidates for adjunct faculty positions to teach classes in the Law School’s Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, and Master of Jurisprudence degree programs.
These are part-time positions with modest compensation. While adjunct faculty may not be eligible for many benefits, such as health care, they may still be eligible to participate in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS).
Typically, Adjunct Professors teach one course per academic year. Specific classes and programs for which the Law School anticipates hiring adjunct faculty in the near future are posted at https://go.uic.edu/lawadjuncts.
Adjuncts generally teach experiential classes (including Lawyering Skills and Trial Advocacy) or advanced classes in the Law School’s master’s degree programs (Employee Benefits, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property Law, International Business & Trade Law, Privacy & Technology Law, Real Estate Law, and Tax Law). Experiential classes are normally taught at the Law School in Chicago’s downtown Loop. Classes in the master’s programs may be taught at the Law School or online, and in some instances, adjuncts also develop online classes for additional compensation. Adjuncts are required to participate in orientation and training sessions and to comply with academic and institutional policies. A learning management system is used in both live and online classes to post syllabi and other materials and communicate with students.
Candidates must have a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-approved law school or its equivalent from a foreign country, at least five years of relevant law practice experience, a record of or potential for excellent teaching, and experience with or willingness to learn the Blackboard learning management system. In addition, admission to a state or foreign bar (or inactive/retired status) is expected for most adjunct faculty positions, and candidates must be in good standing with any bar to which they have been admitted.
For fullest consideration, applicants should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, names of three references familiar with the applicant’s practice or teaching credentials, and a letter of intent identifying specific classes for which the applicant wishes to be considered to http://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=129070 by February 28, 2020. (A catalog of the Law School’s classes may be found online at http://jmls.uic.edu/ or https://courses.jmls.edu/.)
Applications are considered for particular classes on a rolling basis or as openings arise. An interview (in person, online, or by phone) may be scheduled following an initial screening. Applicants can continue to apply as a confidential review and screening of candidates will continue until positions are filled.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.