Sunday, March 26, 2023

Mizzou is Hiring

The University of Missouri School of Law is seeking a Visiting Associate Professor to teach in the 1L legal research and writing program (LRW) for the 2023-2024 academic year that begins in August 2023 and ends in May 2024. The 1L LRW program is a six-credit, two-semester, graded course sequence (three credits each semester), including Legal Research & Writing in the fall and Advocacy & Research in the spring. They seek a candidate who is passionate and reflective about teaching, is dedicated to student learning, and will work collaboratively with other LRW faculty.

The University of Missouri School of Law is a full-time J.D. and LL.M.-granting institution located in Columbia, Missouri. For more information, please see The School of Law strives to foster a diverse faculty committed to effective teaching and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views. Columbia, Missouri is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the United States.

Position Details: The individual hired will teach two sections of Legal Research & Writing and two sections of Advocacy & Research for the 2023-2024 academic year (two courses per semester).  The individual will be expected to participate in 1L orientation (during August 2023), attend weekly team meetings, be available to students, give detailed feedback, and submit grades. There is a strong possibility that they will post a permanent position to start in the 2024-2025 academic year. The individual will be eligible to apply for the permanent position.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school.

Candidates will also be evaluated on having a strong academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, and experience in the practice of law. The ideal candidate will also have experience teaching legal research and writing. Appellate practice or other law practice in Missouri is valued.

Application Procedure: Review of resumes will begin immediately. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, and three references via the University‚Äôs online job portal, available at The job ID number is 46314. Please direct any questions to Ben Trachtenberg, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, or Anne Alexander, Director of Legal Research & Writing. If you have prior teaching experience, please provide a recent set of course evaluations. Materials will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with a start date in August 2023.

Hat tip to Katherine Butler Brem, Chair of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research.


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