Thursday, March 19, 2020

Alabama is Hiring

The University of Alabama School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Legal Writing. The non-tenure earning position will be on a contract basis with an initial three-year term, with possible additional three-year terms. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to contribute to the further growth, development, and improvement of the legal writing program. The Legal Writing faculty have a director. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate on teaching strategies and share core assignments, but faculty members select and develop their own teaching materials and lessons. 

Applicants must have a law degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record. Applicants must demonstrate effective legal writing skills and should be admitted to and in good standing with a state bar. Preference will be given to applicants with four or more years of legal experience and to applicants with teaching experience. Applicants will teach in the first-year program and will also be expected to develop an upper-level writing or drafting course.

All applicants must apply for this position through the University of Alabama’s job board at Applications must include a resume, cover letter, list of three references, and a writing sample. Applications will be received until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by March 22, 2020.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under federal law from discrimination on several bases.

Hat tip to Professor Anita Kay Head.


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