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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law Seeks Trusts & Estates Professor

The following is from a posting on The Faculty Lounge originally posted by Tim Zinnecker and brought to my attention by Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law):

Ohio Northern University (located in northwestern Ohio) looks to hire three entry-level tenure-track faculty members to begin teaching in 2022. The first position is Tax; this person will be expected to teach a full load of Tax courses. The second position is Property; this person is expected to teach two semesters of Property, one semester of Trusts and Estates, and a fourth course to be negotiated with the Dean. The third position is Externship Coordinator / Family Law; this person will coordinate student externships and teach two courses per year, such as Family Law and Juvenile Law. Interested applicants should reach out to Rick Bales, Chair, Personnel Committee, r-bales@onu.edu.

August 25, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America Seeks T&E Professor

The following is from a posting on The Faculty Lounge originally posted by Tim Zinnecker and brought to my attention by Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law):

The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America (“Catholic Law”) seeks to fill three tenure-track faculty positions and one tenured (lateral) position to begin in Spring 2022 or Fall 2022.

One of the positions is for an entry-level candidate to serve as a member of the law school’s faculty while also contributing to the University’s Institute for Latin American and Iberian Studies (the “Institute”), described at https://ilais.catholic.edu/en/ilais-mission

We seek candidates who can teach, in addition to any natural areas of fit with the Institute (such as International Law or Immigration Law), the following subjects: Property, Family Law, and Trusts and Estates; Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence; Corporate and Securities Law; and Contracts and Commercial Law.

Two of the tenure-track faculty positions and the tenured (lateral) position are for qualified candidates interested in participating in the school’s new Project on Constitutional Originalism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, more fully described at https://communications.catholic.edu/news/2021/04/law-originalism-gift.html

We seek candidates who can teach, in addition to the natural areas of fit with the Project (such as Constitutional and Administrative Law), the following subjects:  Property, Family Law, and Trusts and Estates; Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence; Corporate and Securities Law; and Contracts and Commercial Law.

For more information and details on how to apply, please review the full opportunity description at https://provost.catholic.edu/_media/faculty-position-ads/law-tt-pco-and-cit,-2021,-rev.pdf.

August 14, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Michigan State University College of Law Seeks T&E Professor

The following is from a posting on The Faculty Lounge originally posted by Tim Zinnecker and brought to my attention by Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law):

Michigan State University College of Law invites candidates with a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship to apply for full-time faculty positions.  We seek to hire four entry level tenure system faculty members in (1) trust and estates with a preference for a candidate who can teach trusts and estates and tax issues in trust and estate law; (2) law, technology and information; (3) health law including equity issues; and (4) one of the following areas: torts, corporations, contracts, or public international law including human rights and regional and international institutions.  We also seek to hire two non-tenure system hires on a 405(c) track: (1) a Director of our Housing Clinic and (2) a Director of our (new) Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurial Clinic.   

Michigan State University is the nation’s premier land-grant university, established in 1855. MSU Law’s history dates to 1891.  More information about the Law College can be found at www.law.msu.edu.  

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The University actively encourages applications from and nominations of people from diverse backgrounds including women, persons of color, people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, veterans, and persons with disabilities. 

Please submit application materials to: 

Professor David Blankfein-Tabachnick 
Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee 
MSU College of Law
dbt@law.msu.edu 

August 14, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Albany Law School Seeks T&E Professor

The following is from a posting on The Faculty Lounge originally posted by Bridget Crawford (Distinguished Professor of Law, Pace University) and brought to my attention by Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law):

Albany Law School invites applications from entry level candidates for three (3) tenure-track positions beginning in the 2022-23 academic year.   We welcome applications from qualified candidates across all areas and specializations, but we have particular interest in the areas of Property, Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning, Employment/Labor Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, and Introduction to Lawyering.

Qualifications

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, 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 three references through Albany Law School’s Employment Opportunities Site.  Questions about interviewing for these faculty positions should be directed to Kelly Lussier, Executive Assistant to the President and Dean, at kluss@albanylaw.edu

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school located in Albany, New York, the State’s capital. Established in 1851, it is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York. You can learn more about the school by visiting our website: www.albanylaw.edu

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the nation’s diversity.  No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity or expression, race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, domestic violence victim status, military or veteran status, genetic predisposition status, criminal conviction, or age in its programs and activities.

We also have a separate search for an Assistant or Associate Professor, Director of Bar Success.  That has a separate committee. Interested applicants should contactkluss@albanylaw.edu. Here is the announcement:

Albany Law School seeks applicants to direct and expand its bar success programs.   The Director will administer and assess the existing bar success programs and recommend additions and modifications to the programs The Director will also develop, coordinate, and implement school-wide initiatives to improve bar passage, including workshops, courses, and meetings with students, graduates, the Director of Academic Success, and faculty. The Director will teach two for-credit bar preparation courses and provide feedback on student work product. 

Qualified candidates will have a J.D. with strong law school credentials and admission to the practice of law. The position requires knowledge of legal theory, analysis and writing, and other skills necessary to succeed in law school and on the bar examination.  Preference will be given for experience in academic support and bar preparation programs, administrative and supervisory experience, law teaching experience, counseling and tutoring experience, knowledge of learning theory, understanding of disability and multicultural issues, and ability to build rapport with students having academic challenges.  This is a full-time (12-month) non-tenure track, renewable contract position with the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Bar Success.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references through Albany Law School’s Employment Opportunities Site.  Questions about interviewing for these faculty positions should be directed to Kelly Lussier, Executive Assistant to the President and Dean, at kluss@albanylaw.edu

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school located in Albany, New York, the State’s capital. Established in 1851, it is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest law school in New York. You can learn more about the school by visiting our website: www.albanylaw.edu

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the nation’s diversity.  No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity or expression, race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, domestic violence victim status, military or veteran status, genetic predisposition status, criminal conviction, or age in its programs and activities.

August 14, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

North Carolina Central University School of Law Seeks Decedents' Estates Professor

The following is from a posting on The Faculty Lounge originally posted by Bridget Crawford (Distinguished Professor of Law, Pace University) and brought to my attention by Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law):

The North Carolina Central University School of Law (“NCCU Law”) is seeking candidates for five faculty positions to start July 1, 2022. 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 located in Durham, North Carolina, a city that is a 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. The areas of priority where we need excellent teachers include Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Commercial Law, Decedents’ Estates, Evidence, Family Relations, Professional Responsibility, and Torts. Successful applicants will be expected to teach in two or more of these areas. 

Interested applicants should apply either through the AALS Faculty Recruitment Services or by submitting a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of three references to SOLHiring@nccu.edu. The positions will remain open until filled, but for priority consideration, please submit materials by September 1, 2021. 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 NC Law is available at http://law.nccu.edu/. You can also contact Committee Chairs Nakia Davis (ndavis@nccu.edu) and Kevin Foy (kfoy@nccu.edu) if you have questions.

August 11, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Florida International University College of Law is hiring Wills & Trusts professor

The following is from a posting on AALS Trusts and Estates Discussion List originally posted by Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Equity Advisor and ADVANCE Faculty Fellow, Florida International University College of Law) and brought to my attention by Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law):

South Florida’s public law school in Miami, Florida International University College of Law, invites applicants for multiple tenure, tenure-track, and contract positions to begin no later than the 2022-2023 academic year. In particular, we seek candidates to teach environmental law and courses in other priority areas, such as cyberlaw, torts, wills & trusts, health law, family law, and administrative law. A typical package might include two environmental law courses and at least one (preferably two) in our identified priorities. International experience, academic entrepreneurship, and acumen in grants and external funding are welcome but not required. Given our growing focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, some of these positions may involve joint appointments with other academic units at FIU.

In partnership with the administration, the FIU faculty have created a welcoming and intellectually vibrant community that celebrates lifelong scholarly engagement, nurturing students, public service, academic freedom, and transformational teaching. Faculty relationships are based on mutual regard, respect and appreciation for differences, academic rigor, and a shared commitment to our rising national profile. Our faculty are professional leaders in their fields locally, nationally, and internationally. The faculty’s substantial scholarly output includes law review articles, academic monographs, collaborative work with colleagues from other disciplines, edited anthologies, peer-reviewed work, and op-eds. The College supports the faculty with research assistance, summer stipends, travel funds, and performance awards.

The Florida Legislature established FIU Law in 2001 to deliver an affordable and excellent legal education that provides inspired teaching, training for a globalized marketplace, support for community service, and the highest standards of professionalism. FIU Law ranks as the third most diverse law school nationally, and the first in the country among public law schools for Hispanic enrollment. A majority of our students are the first in their family to attend college. To us, student success means demonstrable professional outcomes. FIU Law graduates have ranked first among the 11 law schools in the state on the last 6 mid-year administrations of the Florida bar exam. In 2020, 92% of our graduates secured full time, long term bar passage required, J.D. advantage, or professional positions. Our state-of-the-art building was designed by Robert Stern. For more information about FIU Law, visit https://law.fiu.edu.

FIU is Miami’s public urban research university, offering more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, and medicine. It is a top 100 public university ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/fiu-9635 . With nearly $200 million in annual research expenditures, the University has a Carnegie R1 rating (“highest research activity”). A leader in securing performance-based funding for its operational achievements, the University was recently designated by the Florida Board of Governors as an emerging preeminent university. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

Candidates must have a J.D. degree (or its equivalent), a strong academic record, a track record (or the promise) of scholarly achievement, and zest for effective teaching. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Competitive benefits include excellent insurance options, a defined-benefit plan, defined-contribution plans, and a deferred compensation plan.

Applicants should send a CV, a cover letter outlining curricular strengths and scholarly interests, and a list of references to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor José Gabilondo (gabilond@fiu.edu<mailto:gabilond@fiu.edu>), to whom questions about these positions can be directed. Applicants can also apply through facultycareers.fiu.edu referencing job opening ID 524569 or by using the following link FIU Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Law https://pslinks.fiu.edu/psp/jobs/CUSTOMER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1000&JobOpeningId=524569&PostingSeq=1 . Review will begin August 23, 2021 and continue until these positions are filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

August 7, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 6, 2021

Hiring Announcement: University of Colorado Law School

Colorado_LawBelow is the text of the announcement I received from the University of Colorado Law School. The school also indicated that "they are especially interested in candidates who can teach wills, trusts & estates."

The University of Colorado Law School invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to begin at the start of the 2022-23 academic year. We welcome applications from candidates in all subject areas and at all levels of seniority. However, we have especially strong needs in Tax Law, Environmental/Natural Resources Law, Health Law, Business/Commercial Law, American Indian Law, and Race and the Law (broadly construed). We are also very interested in candidates who can teach classes in the first-year curriculum, especially constitutional law, criminal law, legislation and regulation, or property, and in candidates who can teach negotiation/alternative dispute resolution. We seek candidates with great promise or a record of excellence in both scholarship and teaching. Candidates must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent degree in a related field.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.

Application materials will not be accepted via mail or email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through the CU Jobs portal at the following link: https://cu.law/jobs. Candidates should apply as soon as possible for full consideration.

For questions, please contact Professor Sharon Jacobs, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, sharon.jacobs@colorado.edu.

August 6, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Belmont University College of Law seeks Trusts and Estates professor

The below announcement is from the Faculty Lounge and recommended to me by Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law).

Belmont University College of Law, in Nashville, Tennessee, invites applications from entry level and experienced candidates to fill up to three tenure-track faculty positions to begin during the 2022-2023 academic year.  We are seeking candidates across a broad range of teaching and research areas.  Particular areas of interest include health law, civil procedure, property, trusts & estates, and legal research and writing (tenure-track). 

Successful applicants must have a J.D., strong academic background, and record that indicates the promise of both teaching excellence and high scholarly achievement.  Belmont is an EOE/AA employer and welcomes applications from candidates who may add to the diversity of the College of Law.  Belmont College of Law reserves the right to exercise a preference for those candidates who support the goals and missions of the University. 

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, Professor Lucian Dervan, using the recruitment committee’s email address - lawfaculty.recruitment@belmont.edu.  If you have questions about the position or Belmont University, please contact Professor Dervan at Lucian.Dervan@Belmont.edu.

Belmont University is a private, Christian university focusing on academic excellence and is located in the heart of Nashville, one of the fastest growing and most culturally rich cities in the country.  Belmont is the second largest private university in Tennessee with nearly 8,500 students. Belmont students come from every state, more than 35 countries, and all faiths. The Belmont faculty is dedicated to teaching, service, and active engagement in scholarship.  The median LSAT/GPA for the 130 students who entered the law school in August 2020 were 156 and 3.60 (75th percentile: 159 and 3.80; 25th percentile: 153 and 3.36), placing the school well within the top 100 U.S. law schools for quality of enrollees.  Belmont’s ultimate bar passage rate for 2018 and 2019 was 100%, one of only a few law schools in the country to have achieved a perfect pass rate in those years.

August 3, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 5, 2021

Northern Illinois University College of Law Seeks Wills & Trusts Professor

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

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for an anticipated opening for an entry-level tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2021. Duties include engaging in high quality research and teaching, as well as being an active participant in law school and university service. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, or a foreign law school equivalent, and must provide evidence of the potential for engaging in high quality research and teaching. 

 

Preferred qualifications include record of scholarly publication, teaching experience (particularly in a law school), legal practice experience, strong law school record, law journal membership, and clerkship experience.

 

We will consider candidates with a broad range of teaching and research interests, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one first-year course (which may include Constitutional Law I: The Federal System). Our upper-level needs include, but are not limited to, Business Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Tax, Trusts and Estates, and skills courses. Applications are encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and others whose background and experience would contribute to the diversity of the law school community. 

 

If you wish to apply, please go to the position posting at the NIU applicant tracking system at https://employment.niu.edu/postings/55269 where you will find a full description of the position (including preferred qualifications) along with a list of documents you will need to submit for the search committee’s consideration. 

 

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Professor Marc Falkoff, at mfalkoff@niu.edu, or to Tita Kaus, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, at 815-753-1068 or tkaus@niu.edu. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 1, 2021.

February 5, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Durham Law School Seeks Equity & Trusts Professor

Durham Law SchoolThe following is posted as a courtesy for Dr. Henry Jones (Associate Professor, Durham Law School):

Durham Law School is recruiting an Assistant prof in Equity and Trusts. The current Equity/property team at Durham includes ETRN members Dr Johanna Jacques and myself. It would be great to add another critically inclined colleague to the team. Anybody who had questions about work and life in Durham should feel free to contact either of us and we would be very happy to discuss our experience. 

Here is the advert: https://durham.taleo.net/careersection/du_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000013&lang=en&src=JB10200.

January 20, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)