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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Campbell University Seeks T&E Professor

Campbell University School of Law invites applications for up to three Faculty Positions to begin in August 2021.  Primary areas of interest are: property law; wills, trusts, and estates; tax; civil procedure; corporate finance; and health law.  Other areas of interest include: mergers and acquisitions; securities regulation; law and technology; environmental law; and conflicts of law.  The position(s) will be full-time, tenure track appointment(s).  All applicants should have excellent academic credentials and demonstrated skill in teaching and mentoring students.  We welcome applications from candidates whose background will contribute to excellence through institutional diversity.  Cover letters must explain how the candidate is able and willing to support each of the five distinctives set forth below.  Candidates should be prepared to discuss and demonstrate their approach to remote-teaching. Designation of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor title commensurate with experience.

Located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Campbell University School of Law is a highly demanding, purposely small community of faculty and students whose aim, guided by transcendent values, is to develop lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the practice of law as a calling to serve others and to create a more just society.  To that end, the law school has adopted the following distinctives: (1) we offer an academic program that is highly demanding; (2) we bring together the theoretical and practical to produce thoughtful and talented lawyers; (3) we utilize the talents of a faculty that is profoundly committed to students and teaching; (4) we view the practice of law as a calling to serve others; and (5) we offer a Christian perspective on law and justice.

Direct questions to Professor Tuneen Chisolm tchisolm@campbell.edu.  Submit cover letter, transcript, C.V. with references, and research agenda or publication for application online at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAMPUNIV&cws=37&rid=2149

[Originally posted on The Faculty Lounge.]

July 29, 2020 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 20, 2019

Northern Illinois Law Seeks Entry Level Faculty

NIUNORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for anticipated openings for two entry-level tenure-track faculty positions beginning August 2020. Duties include engaging in high quality research and teaching, as well as being an active participant in law school and university service. Requirements include a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, an ability to engage in high quality research and teaching, and a willingness to actively participate in law school and university service.

We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in contracts, business associations, tax, torts, trusts and estates, and skills courses in the areas of pre-trial skills and/or business related skills.

If you have not registered for the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference and wish to apply, please go to the position posting through the NIU applicant tracking system at the following link: http://employment.niu.edu/postings/47421.

Please note that to be officially considered for this position, a cover letter, resume, and a list of names/addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of three current professional references will be required as uploads to NIU’s applicant tracking system.

Please direct questions to Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor Yolanda King, Chair of the Appointments Committee, Northern Illinois University College of Law, Swen Parson Hall, DeKalb Illinois 60115-2890 at lking@niu.edu , or Tita Kaus at 815-753-1068 tkaus@niu.edu . Preference will be given to applications received by September 24, 2019, although applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

September 20, 2019 in Current Affairs, Estate Planning - Generally, Faculty Positions -- Permanent, Income Tax, Trusts | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

University of Kentucky College of Law Seeks Assistant Professors

UnikentuckyTHE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for three, entry-level, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the Fall of 2020. The College is seeking to fill needs in almost any area of law. Some key areas include Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Property, Securities Regulation, and Trusts and Estates. However, we are also interested in considering candidates who teach and/or research in other areas that are not included in this sample list of priorities. The College of Law is an important part of a major research university and offers a collegial and supportive atmosphere for its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should have a J.D. or equivalent law degree, a record of high academic achievement, and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and in scholarly productivity. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

To receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Employment System at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/232729 ,
http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/232745 , and http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/234775 where they can submit a letter of application and resume. The College seeks three entry-level faculty members, so please apply for all three openings. Please send any questions to Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, by email to jbirdpollan@uky.edu, or by mail at the University of Kentucky College of Law, 620 South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40506-0048.

Special thanks to Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law) for bringing this to my attention.

September 10, 2019 in Estate Planning - Generally, Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 5, 2019

St. John's Law Seeks Entry and Lateral Faculty

St_JohnsSt. John's University School of Law seeks entry-level, pre-tenure, and recently tenured lateral candidates to join their dynamic intellectual community in the 2020-2021 academic year. They anticipate making at least two hires and are open to a variety of teaching and scholarly interests including trusts and estates. They are particularly interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of the faculty. St. John’s Law School is located in New York City in the borough of Queens, recognized as one of the most diverse urban counties in the United States.

St. John’s Law School is part of St. John’s University, a Catholic, Vincentian, metropolitan, and global institution with campuses in New York, Rome, and Paris that is committed to academic excellence and service to those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages. St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law.

Interested applicants are encouraged to use the AALS submission process to apply but may additionally (or alternatively) submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, the names of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available) in PDF format to Professor Jeremy Sheff, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at lawfac@stjohns.edu.

September 5, 2019 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Wake Forest Law Seeks Lateral Faculty

WFWake Forest University School of Law invites applications for a lateral tenured or tenure-track faculty position to begin in the 2020-21 academic year. Primary areas of interest include: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Intellectual Property. Secondary areas of interest include: International Law; Decedents, Trusts & Estates; Health Policy; Internet Law, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence; Consumer Law; Civil Procedure; Land Use Planning; Tax; and other areas.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should possess a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school as well as evidence of potential for engaging in high quality research and teaching. Applications should be submitted in a single document including: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of three references. All applications should be submitted here.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. Technical questions regarding the application process should be addressed to AskHR@wfu.edu or by calling 336-758-4700 and asking for a member of the recruitment team. Questions regarding the positions should be addressed to Omari Scott Simmons, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at lawfacultyhiring@wfu.edu.

September 3, 2019 in Current Events, Estate Planning - Generally, Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 2, 2019

Maine Law Seeks Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

MaineThe University of Maine School of Law, located in the coastal city of Portland, Maine, invites applications for up to three full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to begin in the Fall of 2020. The Law School is particularly interested in candidates whose focus includes civil procedure and associated courses, including remedies and conflicts of law; information privacy; commercial law, including secured transactions and bankruptcy; and business law and other transactional courses. We may also consider candidates with expertise in environmental and energy law, as well as trusts and estates, health law, and elder law. Applicants must possess a J.D. degree; an excellent academic record; a record or promise of high scholarly achievement; and a record or promise of successful teaching and mentoring students. Both lateral and entry level candidates will be considered. Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Members of minority groups, women, and others whose background would contribute to the diversity of the Law School are encouraged to apply. Application materials should include a cover letter, C.V., and research agenda. Please direct application materials and questions to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor Sarah Schindler, at the following email address: mainelawsearch@maine.edu. The Appointments Committee is attending the AALS faculty recruitment conference in October 2019. Please reference your AALS FAR form number in any correspondence.

See Dan Filler, Maine Law Seeks Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty, Faculty Lounge, August 29, 2019.

September 2, 2019 in Estate Planning - Generally, Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 12, 2019

University of British Columbia Seeks Trusts and Estates Law Professor

UBCThe Peter A. Allard School of Law in Vancouver, British Columbia is looking to hire several Assistant Professors positions this year, with trust and estate law being one area of particular interest. 

Here’s a link to the job ad for full details (the deadline for applications is September 10th): http://www.allard.ubc.ca/sites/www.allard.ubc.ca/files/images/homepage/assistant_professor_job_posting.pdf.

They are also hiring Full or Associate Professors (any fields) and recruiting to nominate a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Health Law, Law and Technology, or Legal Ethics. Here is a link listing all of the school's current academic employment opportunities: http://www.allard.ubc.ca/about-us/careers-allard-school-law

August 12, 2019 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 24, 2019

Property Law Professor Opening at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Detroit MercyUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks a proven or aspiring scholar and teacher with an interest in teaching first-year Property Law for a tenured or tenure-track position beginning 2020-2021.  Applicants must have a law degree and strong academic background and must demonstrate either a record of or potential for both teaching excellence and high scholarly achievement in any area of law.  The balance of the teaching package will be determined in conversation with the successful candidate.

To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter, which should include a brief description of their ideal teaching package and a general indication of their areas of scholarly interest.  Please direct the cover letter, a current CV, additional supporting materials (if any), and any questions you may have to:

Professor Julia Belian, Chair of Faculty Recruitment
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 East Jefferson
Detroit, Michigan 48226

(belianju@udmercy.edu, 313-596-0225)

Materials will be accepted via email or regular mail.  Review of applicants will begin in July 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

About Our Program of Legal Education: Detroit Mercy Law offers a unique curriculum that complements traditional theory- and doctrine-based course work with intensive practical learning.  Students must complete at least one clinic, one upper-level writing course, one global perspectives course, and one course within our Law Firm Program, an innovative simulated law-firm practicum.  Detroit Mercy Law also offers a Dual J.D. program with the University of Windsor in Canada, in which students earn both an American and a Canadian law degree in three years while gaining a comprehensive understanding of two distinct legal systems.  Interested Dual J.D. students are fully integrated into upper-level U.S. courses.  The program’s first-year U.S. Property Law module could form a component of the teaching package if desired.

Detroit Mercy Law is located one block from the riverfront in Downtown Detroit, within walking distance of federal, state, and municipal courts, the region’s largest law firms, and major corporations such as General Motors, Quicken Loans, and Comerica Bank.  The School of Law is also uniquely situated two blocks from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, an international border crossing linking Detroit with Windsor and Canada. 

Detroit offers a dynamic variety of culinary, cultural, entertainment, and sporting attractions.  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO4J_PC1b5M and learn more at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/travel/detroit-michigan-downtown.html.

Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus.  The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence.  University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

June 24, 2019 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, June 2, 2017

University of Georgia Seeks Applications for Chair in Fiduciary Law


The University of Georgia School of Law invites applications for the Verner F. Chaffin Chair in Fiduciary Law beginning August of 2018. Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school and be able to join the faculty at the rank of full professor, meaning that they should have (1) superior academic credentials, (2) a record of scholarly excellence and impact, (3) superior teaching ability, (4) a record of participation in institutional and professional service, and (5) national or international recognition in their field. Applicants should also have a demonstrated teaching or scholarly interest in the field of wills, trusts, and estates. The position will be located in Athens, Georgia. Athens is an energetic city with a vibrant arts and cultural environment. It is located 75 miles northeast of Atlanta. 

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications received by August 1, 2017 are assured of consideration. All interested persons should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae/resume at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2283 

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

June 2, 2017 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

University of Hawaii School of Law Seeks Tax and Wills/Trusts Professor


The University of Hawaii has a tenure-track opening as early as this fall for a tax person who ideally also has a background in trusts and estates.  The official announcement for the position is available by following the link below.

Download Hawaii Tax and Wills & Trusts Position Announcement


February 16, 2017 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)