Sunday, March 22, 2020
The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track faculty position. This faculty member will be expected to teach Legal Methods I and Legal Methods II as a core element of their package. All first year students at the Law School are required to complete Legal Methods I and Legal Methods II, each a three credit, graded course. In the most recent rankings, U.S. News named the Law School’s Legal Methods program as the #14 legal writing program in the country.
The Law School has a unitary tenure track which does not distinguish between individuals based on their course package. There are currently three tenured members of the faculty who teach Legal Methods at the Law School. The individual selected in this search will be the fourth tenure-line faculty member teaching in the program.
Successful candidates will demonstrate both a record of scholarly achievement and experience in teaching. Law faculty are expected to engage in significant scholarship, which can reflect diverse educational, methodological, or practice perspectives. Drexel is committed to cross-campus collaboration and research that extends beyond disciplinary borders. Faculty members at the Law School receive funding and other support to facilitate their scholarship and other professional development. The Law School curriculum combines theory and practice, with an intensive professional practice requirement of (at least) one cooperative or clinical experience before graduation. Applications are encouraged from people of color, individuals with disabilities, people of all sexual and gender identities, and those with diverse backgrounds, experiences, or viewpoints.
The Law School, founded in 2006, has quickly established its academic strength. Faculty publish in top journals and presses (from Oxford, Chicago, Columbia, and Penn, among others) and the school has advanced into the top 100 law schools, as ranked by U.S. News, moving up 29 spots since 2015. The Fordham Trial Competition Performance Rankings rank the Law School’s trial team #2 in the country for performance since 2016.
Located in Philadelphia's University City, the Law School is part of Drexel University, an R1 research/doctoral university with distinctive strengths in engineering, health, business, and the arts.
To apply, please use the Drexel University job portal (link to come soon). If you have questions, please reach out to Professor David S. Cohen, Faculty Appointments Chair, at KlineLawAppointments@drexel.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 23, 2020.
The position 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 in the range of $110,000 to $119,999. And the number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research & writing professor is expected to be 35 or fewer.
Hat tip to Professor Deborah S. Gordon.