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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)

Monday, September 5, 2016

Drake University Law School Seeks Wills & Trusts or Tax Professor

Drake law schoolDrake University Law School invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position beginning in the 2017-18 academic year.  We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in Wills and Trusts or Taxation. Qualifications include: a record of academic excellence, substantial academic or practice experience, and a passion for teaching. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Drake University Law School sustains a vibrant intellectual culture, and Des Moines has been recognized as the Best U.S. City for Business (MarketWatch), the Best Place for Young Professionals (Forbes), and as the city with the Highest Median Income (US News/The Today Show). The Law School features innovative and nationally-recognized programs in agricultural law, constitutional law, intellectual property, and practical training. Our location in Iowa’s capital city also offers opportunities to participate in the synergy of law and politics. 

Drake is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and others who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. For more information on the law school and its programs, see www.drake.edu/law. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a CV, and a list of references to Professor Andrew Jurs, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Drake Law School, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 or submit by email to andrew.jurs@drake.edu.

September 5, 2016 in Estate Planning - Generally, Faculty Positions -- Permanent, Income Tax, Trusts, Wills | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

University of Pittsburgh Seeks T&E Professor

Pitt_LawThe University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications from entry-level or lateral faculty for one position beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.  The appointment is expected to be either at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor, if tenure stream, or assistant clinical, associate clinical or full clinical professor, if non-tenure stream. This recruitment seeks to fill particular curricular needs in one of two ways: either a tenure-stream or tenured professor teaching in one or more of the following areas:  Tax, Property, Estates and Trusts, or, alternatively, a clinical professor outside of the tenure stream who would direct our Tax Clinic and teach one or more courses in Tax Law. Preference will be given to those with an interest in experiential learning.

The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, marital status, sex, disability, age, gender identity or sexual orientation in its hiring.  In furtherance of our strong institutional commitment to a diverse faculty, we particularly welcome applications from minorities, women, and others who would add diversity to our faculty.  Recruitment is subject to approval by the University’s Provost. 

Contact:  Vivian Curran, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 3900 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15260.  Email: VivianeCurran@pitt.edu.  Email submissions are preferred.   The deadline for applications is October 15, 2015.

With thanks to Prof. Adam J. Hirsch (University of San Diego School of Law) for bringing this announcement to my attention which originally appeared on The Faculty Lounge.

August 18, 2015 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

University of Iowa College of Law Seeks Professors

Iowa UniversityThe University of Iowa College of Law anticipates hiring several tenured/tenure track faculty members and clinical faculty members (including a director for field placement program) over the coming year. The school's goal is to find outstanding scholars and teachers who can extend the law school’s traditional strengths and intellectual breadth. They are interested in all persons of high academic achievement and promise with outstanding credentials. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should send resumes, references, and descriptions of areas of interest to: Faculty Appointments Committee, College of Law, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1113.

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, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

August 15, 2015 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ohio Northern University College of Law Seeks T & E and Tax Professors

Ohio_NorthernThe Ohio Northern University College of Law has openings for two faculty members; one to teach courses in Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning and related subjects; the other to cover basic Income Taxation, Corporate Tax, and Partnership tax courses. Interest from experienced practitioners is solicited. More information may be obtained from and expressions of interest may be directed to Prof. Bryan H. Ward, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Ohio Northern University College of Law, Ada, Ohio 419-772-2212, b-ward.1@onu.edu. 

October 14, 2014 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, July 28, 2014

University of Montana School of Law seeks Property Professor

Montana University

The University of Montana School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track ssistant Professor of Law in property law.  Below is the official announcement of the position.

Best place to live and teach in the U.S.:  The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track professor beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year to teach in the area of property and related courses.  We are committed to integrating theory with practice, making substantial practice experience in the areas to be taught particularly valuable.

Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Academic
Closing Date: Screening begins 9/12/2014; applications accepted until further notice or the position is filled
Full time academic year position (10 month contract) beginning fall semester 2015
Entry Rate: $72,000-$76,000
Benefits: Medical Insurance/Mandatory Retirement/Professional Development/Partial Tuition Waiver/Wellness

Primary Duties: Primary duties include teaching, scholarship and service, as set forth in the University of Montana School of Law Faculty Handbook. UM Law faculty may also be asked to assist with clinical course supervision.

Specific duties include: Teaching a required Property Law course to ~83 students, along with related elective courses such as intellectual property; advising students with questions about the practice and study of property law; interacting with state, tribal, and federal constituencies; producing scholarship and other written creative achievement; and engaging in professional service, including participation on law school and university committees. 


  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • a superior academic background
  • substantial relevant practical experience in property law
  • potential for effective teaching
  • potential for scholarship
  • the ability to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies of the law school
  • creativity, resourcefulness, fairness, compassion, and initiative

Application review will begin September 12, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.  

Apply online only at http://umjobs.silkroad.com

IMPORTANT: Please do not send applications directly to the University of Montana School of Law.  Applications sent directly to the School of Law will not be considered or forwarded to Human Resource Services.  Only applications submitted through the UM online applicant system will be considered. No exceptions.  For a full position description, list of materials & instructions to apply, visit https://umjobs.silkroad.com/   

July 28, 2014 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)