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Sunday, October 9, 2022

Catholic University Seeks Trusts and Estates Professor

The following announcement is from The Faculty Lounge and was brought to my attention by Adam Hirsch:

Catholic Law seeks to fill several faculty positions to begin in Fall 2023. We are seeking candidates for entry-level and lateral positions, tenure-track or contract, in a wide variety of subjects, including Clinical Education, Lawyering Skills, Civil Procedure, Family Law, Trusts and Estates, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Corporate and Securities Law, International Law, and Contracts and Commercial Law.

Candidates in Clinical Education may have opportunities to teach in our existing clinics but also may propose new clinical areas. We are particularly interested in clinical offerings compatible with participation by our evening students.

We are also seeking candidates whose teaching and research interests may be in any of the above subject matter areas (or others) who are also interested in participating in our University’s Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Catholic Law is a national leader in preparing students of all faiths for the practice of law and is an integral part of The Catholic University of America, the national university of the Catholic Church, located on a beautiful residential campus in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Candidates must possess a J.D. or equivalent, superior academic credentials, and relevant professional experience, such as teaching, legal practice, or judicial clerkships. The application should include a letter of interest, CV, references, sample publications, and a personal statement addressing how your research, teaching, and service would make a distinctive contribution to the mission of our University and law school and the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities, Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Interested applicants should email their materials to the attention of Dean Stephen Payne at guinn@law.edu.

As a Catholic institution, our mission commits us to respecting the “dignity of each human person,” and to welcoming scholars who will bring a “diversity of backgrounds, religious affiliations, viewpoints, and contributions” to the law school’s vibrant intellectual community. We recognize the importance of diversity in our faculty and encourage applications from those with diverse backgrounds.

The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

October 9, 2022 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 15, 2022

St. Thomas seeks Wills & Trusts Professor

The following announcement was brought to my attention by Adam Hirsch.

Based on the College of Law’s primary curriculum needs we are especially interested in candidates with teaching, scholarship and research interests in the subject-matter areas of Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Property, Torts, Wills and Trusts, as well as Appellate Advocacy Clinic and Tax Clinic.

Start date: January 2023 and August 2023

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Successful applicants will hold a J.D. or equivalent terminal degree, a strong academic profile, and record or promise as a teacher. Candidates with a strong publication and research record or documented interest are highly preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We are now accepting applications for start dates of January 2023 and August 2023, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Application materials must include a cover letter addressing teaching interests, a detailed research agenda, the title of the applicant’s job-talk, a C.V., preferably with links to publications, and at least three references. Please submit application materials by email to Professor Roza Pati, Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, St. Thomas University College of Law, at rpati@stu.edu

ABOUT ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW: Founded in 1984, St. Thomas University College of Law is one of the most diverse access law schools in the United States. It is part of St. Thomas University, founded in 1961 as Biscayne College by the order of the Augustinian Friars.

St. Thomas University is an urban, student-centered, Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity, dedicated to developing leaders who contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the regions they serve. To this end, the College of Law remains committed in teaching, scholarship, and service, to fostering a public order of human dignity, to training lawyers sensitive to the needs of the region’s underrepresented communities, and to expanding access to professional opportunities which includes active partnerships with business, government and the South Florida Community. The College of Law offers several joint degree programs, including an LL.M. and a J.S.D. degree in Intercultural Human Rights. It provides a Summer-in-Spain program, and it hosts The Benjamin L. Crump Center for Social Justice

St. Thomas University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami committed to academic and professional success guided by its Catholic identity. As employees, we respect the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and support the University's religious mission. The University conforms to all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status. However, this policy does not require St. Thomas University to act in a manner contrary to the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church or to diminish its rights as a religious organization.

Accreditation: St Thomas University College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). St. Thomas University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

September 15, 2022 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 9, 2022

Tulsa Law Seeks Trusts/Estates Professor

The following announcement is from The Faculty Lounge and was brought to my attention by Adam Hirsch.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and experienced faculty for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. We seek candidates with superior academic records whose performance to date has demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching or a strong potential to excel as scholars and teachers.  The College is looking for candidates across a wide range of curricular needs, including but not limited to Evidence, Property, Business Associations, Secured Transactions, Selling/Leasing, Remedies, Trusts/Estates, Constitutional Law, and Family Law. The University of Tulsa College of Law, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to equality of opportunity in its employment of faculty and staff, without discrimination on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.  Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants for faculty positions at the University of Tulsa College of Law are required to submit a Letter of Interest, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and Diversity Statement. We value diverse experiences and backgrounds, including diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region. A Diversity Statement should discuss equity, inclusion, and diversity as reflected in the candidate’s (1) knowledge and understanding; (2) teaching and mentorship; (3) research; and (4) service and professional activities,

To ensure maximum consideration, please submit materials by October 1, 2022 to Assoc. Dean Mimi Marton, Chair, Appointments Committee, University of Tulsa College of Law, 3120 E. 4th Place, Tulsa, OK 74104, or by email to mimi-marton@utulsa.edu.

September 9, 2022 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, August 25, 2022

University of South Carolina School of Law Seeks Estate and Tax Professor

The following announcement is from The Faculty Lounge and was brought to my attention by Adam Hirsch.

The University of South Carolina School of Law is hiring up to five tenured or tenure-track faculty members. The School of Law is interested in candidates who are qualified to teach Environmental Law, Business Law, Trust and Estate/Tax, Criminal Practice clinic (or criminal-adjacent), and a new housing and evictions defense clinic; however, outstanding candidates from other areas will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Our clinical positions are tenured/tenure-track. The School of Law encourages candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our law school community to apply.

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

August 25, 2022 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Albany Law School Seeks Trusts & Estates Professor

The following announcement is from The Faculty Lounge and was brought to my attention by Adam Hirsch.

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, in New York’s sought-after Capital District, invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for several faculty positions beginning in July 2023. We value diversity and seek applicants from backgrounds that add to a community that aims to foster respect and inclusion. We welcome applications from qualified candidates across all areas and specializations, and have particular interest in candidates who specialize in the following areas:

    • Trusts & Estates
    • Contracts and Commercial Law
    • Clinical (Intimate Partner/ Domestic Violence Litigation specifically)
    • Introduction to Lawyering

As part of our unitary tenure system, tenure-track opportunities are available across all positions.


Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have a record of academic excellence, substantial academic or practice experience, a passion for teaching, service, and a record of, or potential for, accomplishment in scholarship. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least three references through Albany Law School's Employment Opportunities site. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Professor Ted De Barbieri at edeba@albanylaw.edu

Established in 1851, ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York State. Located in New York’s capital city, the law school offers an attractive and affordable live-work environment in between the Adirondack, Catskill, and Berkshire mountains, as well as the entire Hudson River Valley. Our faculty are productive, collaborative, and growth-oriented. Our students—23% of whom come from a diverse background—are among the best in the nation.

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of our student body, and community. We encourage applicants including first-gen professionals, women, applicants of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and other members of systemically marginalized groups.

August 18, 2022 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

University of Tennessee seeks Estate Planning and Tax Professor

The following announcement is from The Faculty Lounge and was brought to my attention by Adam Hirsch.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for up to four full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to begin at the start of the 2023-24 academic year. The College is interested in candidates with scholarly aptitude and experience in one or more of the following curricular areas:

    • Advocacy Clinic (a civil, juvenile, and criminal law direct legal services clinic)
    • Business law (including business associations and contracts)
    • Criminal law (both substantive and procedural)
    • Environmental law
    • Estate planning and tax
    • Health law
    • Property
    • Technology and data privacy

All positions require a J.D. or equivalent law degree. Successful applicants must have an impressive academic background. Candidates also must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Significant professional experience is desirable. 

In furtherance of the University’s and the College’s fundamental commitment to diversity in our faculty, student body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and others whose background, life experiences, viewpoints, or philosophy would contribute to the diversity of our faculty, curriculum, and programs.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is an R1, land-grant university located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Applications must be submitted through http://apply.interfolio.com/109970. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, including the subjects the candidate is interested in teaching, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references. While applications will be considered on a rolling basis, applicants should submit their materials no later than September 1, 2022, for best consideration. For questions, please contact Professor Michelle Kwon, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, mkwon2@utk.edu.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

August 18, 2022 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Seton Hall Seeks Estates & Trusts Professor

The following announcement is from The Faculty Lounge and was brought to my attention by Adam Hirsch.

Seton Hall University School of Law welcomes applications for tenure-track positions to begin July 1, 2023. Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree and a record of academic excellence. Candidates should demonstrate (i) scholarly promise, (ii) the ability or potential to be an outstanding teacher and mentor who can prepare students for the practice of law, and (iii) leadership in service toward building an equitable and diverse academic community. 

We will consider entry-level and lateral candidates in a variety of subject areas. We have particular teaching needs in administrative law,  civil procedure, contracts/business associations, clinics, estates and trusts, evidence, and FDA, but we also are interested in candidates engaged in scholarship and teaching in race and gender, employment/labor, environmental law, family law, international law, and professional responsibility. 

Candidates can go here for more information and to submit an application. 

Questions should be sent to Professor Timothy Glynn, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at lawfacultyappointments@shu.edu.

August 18, 2022 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Mississippi College School of Law seeks Estates & Trusts professor

The following announcement is from The Faculty Lounge and was brought to my attention by Adam Hirsch.

Mississippi College School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions expected to begin in July 2023. Our search will focus primarily on candidates with an interest in teaching one or more of the following subject areas: Civil Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts, First Amendment, Commercial Law, Cyber Law/Law & Technology, Estates & Trusts, and Race and the Law. We seek candidates with a distinguished academic background (having earned a J.D. and/or Ph.D.), a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to scholarly research and publication. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty. We will consider candidates listed in the AALS-distributed FAR, as well as those who apply directly. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a scholarly research agenda, the names and contact information of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available). Applications should be sent in a single PDF to Professor Jonathan Will, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at will@mc.edu.

August 3, 2022 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School seeks Trusts & Estates professor (permanent or visiting)

The following announcement is from The Faculty Lounge and was brought to my attention by Adam Hirsch.

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School seeks to fill 3 or 4 Tenured, Tenure-Track, Visiting Assistant Professor (term), or Lecturer-in-Law Faculty (term) position(s) available starting Fall 2023. Candidates must have a juris doctor from an accredited U.S. law school or equivalent graduate education. Both beginning and experienced professors will be considered.

Subject areas of coverage need include Trusts & Estates and Evidence. The Committee will also consider exceptional candidates outside of those areas, and consider a pool of candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Preference will be given to candidates with significant scholarly accomplishments, and high standards of instructional and scholarly excellence. At senior levels, candidates should be established scholars.
Tenured positions will need to follow normal tenured faculty hiring procedures at the Law School/University.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9054z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application, and upload a CV and other pertinent information. Please note the department will start reviewing applications on July 1, and will continue reviewing new applications until all positions are filled.

August 3, 2022 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent, Faculty Positions -- Visiting | Permalink | Comments (0)

Suffolk University Law School seeks Trusts, Estates, and Wills Professor

The following announcement is from The Faculty Lounge and was brought to my attention by Adam Hirsch.

Suffolk University Law School in Boston invites applications for up to three faculty positions (two tenure-track and one tenured or tenure-track), starting in the 2023-2024 academic year. We seek candidates with a strong record or promise of significant scholarship and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Consideration will also be given to relevant practice experience. Our search will focus on three areas: Contracts, Property, and Law and Technology. Our specific curricular needs in the Contracts area include the first-year course plus upper-level business offerings, such as Business Entities and Bankruptcy. In the general area of Property, our needs include the first-year course, plus Intellectual Property (particularly Patents, Life Sciences, and Biotech), Trusts and Estates, Wills, and Real Estate Transactions. In Law and Technology, we invite applicants teaching and writing on topics falling under the broad umbrella of technology law, such as Law and Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Law, FinTech Law, and Cyberlaw or Internet Law. 

Interested candidates should include in their application a resume or curriculum vitae with a list of references, a scholarly agenda, and a cover letter addressed to Professors John Infranca and Linda Sandstrom Simard, co-chairs of the Appointments Committee. Candidates are encouraged to describe previous activities mentoring members of underrepresented groups or how their scholarship and planned courses address issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All materials should be uploaded to the Suffolk University website at: https://jobs.jobvite.com/suffolkuniversity/job/o3Pskfwo.

Candidates are encouraged to submit applications via Jobvite by September 21, 2022. Candidates should not send duplicate materials to the Chairs of the Appointments Committee.  

Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or other settings. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus and are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status.  

August 3, 2022 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)