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Monday, February 12, 2024

North Carolina Central University Law Seeks T&E Faculty

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

North Carolina Central University School of Law (“NCCU Law”) is seeking candidates for four faculty positions to start July 1, 2024. Founded in 1939 to provide opportunities for African American students to become lawyers, our mission is to provide an excellent legal education to historically underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds. NCCU Law is in Durham, North Carolina, a city that is part of the Research Triangle Region, known for its technology companies and scholarly institutions.

Applicants with a juris doctor from an ABA-accredited law school, a distinguished professional background, and a strong commitment to teaching will be considered. Priority areas requiring excellent doctrinal teachers include Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Decedents’ Estates, Property, and Torts. Successful applicants will be expected to teach in two or more of these areas. These are tenure-track positions.

We are also seeking exceptional clinical instructors in Family law and Juvenile Law, as well as Legal Writing instructors. These are term contract/non-tenure positions.
Interested applicants should apply by submitting a curriculum vita, cover letter, and list of three references to [email protected]. The positions will remain open until filled, but for priority consideration, please submit materials by February 22, 2024. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

More information about NCCU Law is available at http://law.nccu.edu/. You can also contact committee Chair Mimi Afshar ([email protected]) if you have questions.

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Monday, August 14, 2023

The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law Seeks Estate Planning & Elder Law Professor

The following is from an announcement posted by the AALS Trusts and Estates Section:

The University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law invites applications for tenure-track full-time faculty positions at the Associate/Assistant level position to commence on July 1, 2024. Specific curricular needs include health law, estate planning and elder law, alternative dispute resolution, and professional responsibility. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law: The Brandeis School of Law is committed to excellence in preparing lawyers for productive careers. The school boasts an excellent faculty with a deep commitment to teaching and academic support, and a low student-faculty ratio. Our smaller class sizes foster close interaction between students and faculty, nurture a culture of collegial learning, and provide opportunities for individualized attention. In addition to teaching excellence, our faculty is deeply committed to producing excellent scholarship and to community engagement. Our faculty boasts many engaged scholars.

The School of Law strives to promote collegiality and professionalism, and its culture is based on civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff. The school also seeks to admit and support a diverse law school population and provides opportunities to share and discuss differing opinions.

Applicants: Applicants for this position should have distinguished academic credentials, a record of scholarship, and a strong commitment to scholarship, teaching, service, professional ethics, and collegiality. The School of Law values the diversity of its faculty and encourages applications from persons who will contribute to that diversity.
Applications can be submitted to Ariana Levinson at [email protected]. The Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to review until hiring needs are met.

Special thanks to Adam J. Hirsch (Napoleon Jones Professor of Law and Herzog Endowed Scholar, University of San Diego School of Law) for bringing this announcement to my attention.

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Monday, August 7, 2023

South Texas College of Law Seeks T&E Professor

The following announcement is from the Faculty Lounge:

SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW HOUSTON

Location: Houston, TX

Subjects:  Civil Procedure; Contracts; Evidence; Legal Research and Writing; Property; Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Start Date: August 1, 2024

South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL) invites applications from both entry-level and experienced faculty for one or more full-time, tenure-track positions beginning in the 2024–2025 academic year. While all candidates will be considered, we particularly seek candidates interested in teaching the subjects listed above. We seek candidates with outstanding academic records who are committed to both excellence in teaching and sustained scholarly achievement.

STCL is committed to fulfilling our mission of providing a diverse body of students with the opportunity to obtain an exceptional legal education, preparing graduates to serve their community and the profession with distinction. STCL is known for its supportive and collegial culture and its commitment to student success. The school, located in downtown Houston, was founded in 1923 and is the oldest law school in the city. STCL is a private, nonprofit, independent law school, fully accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools, with 55 full-time, 58 adjunct, and six visiting assistant professors serving a student body of 989 full- and part-time students. The school is home to the most decorated advocacy program in the U.S. and the nationally recognized Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. Additional information regarding South Texas is available at http://www.stcl.edu.

Please send letters of interest and resumes to:

Professor Kevin Yamamoto, Faculty Appointments Committee, Chair, at [email protected].

Special thanks to Adam J. Hirsch (Napoleon Jones Professor of Law and Herzog Endowed Scholar, University of San Diego School of Law) for bringing this announcement to my attention.

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Thursday, August 3, 2023

University of Oregon seeks T&E Professor

The following announcement is from The Faculty Lounge:

The University of Oregon School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position focusing on Tax Law and Trusts & Estates, which begins in August 2024. Applicants must have scholarship, teaching, and/or research experience, and/or practice expertise in tax law, trusts & estates, or related fields. Candidates employing any research methodology or approach are welcome to apply.

Successful candidates must be able to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty with a range of disciplinary perspectives, culturally diverse backgrounds, and multiple intersectional identities, as well as be able to help advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the University community.

Minimum Requirements

• JD from an accredited law school or equivalent degree.
• Record of academic excellence, demonstrated expertise and success or the potential for success in producing outstanding scholarship regarding tax law, trusts & estates, or related fields.
• Scholarship, teaching, and/or research experience, and/or practice expertise in Environmental Law or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with substantial scholarship, teaching, and research experience, and/or practice expertise in tax law and trusts & estates.

About the University

The University of Oregon School of Law is a dynamic ABA-accredited law school and Oregon’s only public law school. Degrees offered include Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES), and a minor in undergraduate legal studies. Oregon Law’s mission is to provide a world-class education. We prepare students through excellent classroom teaching paired with a multitude of practical experience opportunities and robust professional development. Our faculty produce exceptional research and scholarship. We accomplish our mission in a positive, inclusive environment where we strive to provide everyone with opportunities to grow, contribute, and develop. Our aim is to learn, teach, and practice the principles of equity and justice as critical foundations for our overall effort to achieve excellence as a top-ranked law school. Success in this work requires a diverse group of people in various faculty and staff roles working in one of our two locations, Eugene and Portland. The University of Oregon is located within the traditional homelands of the Southern Kalapuya. Learn more about Oregon Law at law.uoregon.edu, and consider joining our team.

Additional information can be found here.

Special thanks to Adam J. Hirsch (Napoleon Jones Professor of Law and Herzog Endowed Scholar, University of San Diego School of Law) for bringing this announcement to my attention.

August 3, 2023 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, July 28, 2023

University of Tennessee Seeks Estate Planning Professor

The announcement below is from the Faculty Lounge:

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for up to three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to begin at the start of the 2024-25 academic year. The College is primarily interested in candidates with scholarly aptitude and experience in one or more of the following curricular areas: criminal law (both substantive and procedural), environmental law (including energy law), and health law. Secondary interests include business law (including bankruptcy, real estate, or secured transactions) and estate planning (including tax-related courses).

All positions require a J.D. or equivalent law degree. Successful applicants should 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, 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 https://apply.interfolio.com/127752. 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 August 18, 2023 for best consideration. For questions, please contact Professor Zack Buck, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at [email protected].

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, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Special thanks to Adam J. Hirsch (Napoleon Jones Professor of Law and Herzog Endowed Scholar, University of San Diego School of Law) for bringing this announcement to my attention.

 

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University of Georgia Seeks T&E Professor

The following announcement is from the Faculty Lounge:

The University of Georgia School of Law invites applications to fill one or more tenure-track or tenured positions at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.

The positions will begin in August 2024. Applicants must be committed to producing world-class scholarship, providing first-rate legal training, and engaging in meaningful service.

Priorities include criminal law and procedure, tax law, and international law. Other curricular interests include fields such as commercial law (including bankruptcy and secured transactions), trusts and estates, corporate law, employment, and ethics (broadly understood to combine with other fields whether business, international, artificial intelligence, or something else). Candidates who can teach in more than one of the above-listed disciplines will be especially helpful.

All applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae/resume at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/329377 and may direct any questions to [email protected].

Special thanks to Adam J. Hirsch (Napoleon Jones Professor of Law and Herzog Endowed Scholar, University of San Diego School of Law) for bringing this announcement to my attention.

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Suffolk University Seeks T&E Professor

The following announcement is from the Faculty Lounge:

Suffolk University Law School in Boston expects to fill up to three tenure-track or tenured doctrinal faculty positions, starting in 2024-2025. We seek candidates with a strong record or promise of significant scholarship and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Our search will focus on Property; Constitutional Law; and a third position open to a range of teaching and scholarly interests. Our needs in the area of Property include the first-year course plus advanced courses in Trusts and Estates and Real Estate Transactions. Our needs in the area of Constitutional Law include the first-year course plus advanced courses in First Amendment and Civil Rights (including the intersection of law and race, gender, and sexual orientation). Our additional needs include Family Law, Business Law, Technology Law, Professional Responsibility and Health Law.

Interested candidates should upload all materials to Jobvite at https://jobs.jobvite.com/suffolkuniversity/job/ofkInfwo and include in their application a curriculum vitae with a cover letter and scholarly agenda addressed to Professors John Infranca and Linda Sandstrom Simard, co-chairs of the Appointments Committee. Candidates are invited to share in their cover letter how they would advance the law school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, scholarship or service. When you post materials on Jobvite, do not send duplicate materials to the Chairs of the Appointments Committee via email.

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 employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who 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. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

Special thanks to Adam J. Hirsch (Napoleon Jones Professor of Law and Herzog Endowed Scholar, University of San Diego School of Law) for bringing this announcement to my attention.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

University of Iowa Seeks T&E Professor

The University of Iowa College of Law anticipates hiring multiple entry-level or lateral faculty members, in a search that considers candidates specializing in a broad range of first-year and advanced subjects, including wills, trusts, and estates.

QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with the mission and responsibilities of a top-tier public research university, we are interested in candidates who are (or have the potential to become) recognized scholars and teachers and who will participate actively in the intellectual life of the College of Law. In addition, we desire candidates who would bring valuable depth or breadth to the College of Law’s curriculum and to our institutional scholarly profile. We also desire candidates with a demonstrated ability to maintain effective and respectful working relationships with the campus community to uphold a standard of cultural competency and respect for differences in identity and perspective.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should apply either through the AALS Faculty Recruitment Services or by submitting a letter of interest, CV, a list of three references, and a law school transcript through Jobs@UIOWA, https://jobs.uiowa.edu (refer to Requisition #74858). When submitting their application materials, we invite candidates to draw attention to their strengths with respect to all the qualifications we are seeking.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

For questions, please contact Faculty Appointments Committee at: [email protected].

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Western State College of Law at Westcliff University Faculty Hiring Announcement

Western State College of Law (WSCL) at Westcliff University invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Professor of Law positions beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in 1) Civil Procedure and Evidence or 2) Contracts. We will also consider excellent candidates with teaching interests in other first year and required subject areas. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent), should have strong academic backgrounds, commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated potential for productive scholarship. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. We are particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty and welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, veterans, and others whose backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our institution.

WSCL is located in the city of Irvine, California – close to miles of famous beaches, parks, recreation facilities and outdoor activities as well as the many museums, music venues, and diverse cultural and social experiences of greater Los Angeles.

Founded in 1966, WSCL is the oldest law school in Orange County, California, and is a fully ABA approved for-profit, private law school. Noted for small classes and personal attention from an accessible faculty focused on student success, WSCL is proud that our student body is among the most diverse in the nation, with a majority of our students from minority backgrounds. In our 50+ year history we have nearly 12,000 alumni and have had over 150 judges elevated to the bench. Our alumni are well represented across public and private sector legal practice areas.

WSCL is committed to providing workplaces and learning environments free from discrimination on the basis of any protected classification including, but not limited to race, sex, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, genetic marker or on any other basis protected by law.

Confidential review of applications will begin in summer 2023. Applications (including a cover letter, complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement addressing your contributions to our goal of creating a diverse faculty, and names/email addresses of three references) should be emailed to Professor Susan Keller, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee: [email protected]. For more information about WSCL, visit wsulaw.edu.

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Pace Law School (Westchester, NY) Seeks Lateral Professors including Trusts & Estates

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, located just outside of New York City in White Plains, New York, seeks to hire one or more full-time law professors to join our faculty beginning in the 2023-24 academic year. We welcome candidates in any field, and have particular needs in Business Law, Family Law, and experiential learning. We seek candidates with valuable professional and/or scholarly experience, a distinguished academic record, and a record of, or great potential for, scholarly achievement and exemplary teaching. We welcome applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates.

Part of Pace University, a private university with campuses in Manhattan and Westchester County, the Elisabeth Haub School of Law is centrally located within the New York metropolitan area. Haub Law is home to the New York State Judicial Institute, seven clinics, an extensive externship program, and an engaged faculty, making the school a central part of the New York State and New York City legal communities. Haub Law is also home to the nation's #1 ranked environmental law program as well as top-ranked dispute resolution and trial advocacy programs.

Haub Law is committed to achieving equal opportunity in all aspects of University life, increasing the diversity of the campus community, and creating a more just, equitable, and inclusive institution. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Applications are encouraged from people of color, individuals of varied sexual and affectional orientations, individuals who are differently-abled, veterans of the armed forces or national service, and anyone whose background and experience will contribute to the diversity of the law school. Pace is committed to achieving completely equal opportunity in all aspects of University life.

Apply via this link: https://careers.pace.edu/postings/25675

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