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Friday, January 15, 2021

University of Oklahoma College of Law Seeks T&E Professor

The following is reposted from the Faculty Lounge after being brought to my attention by Adam J. Hirsch (Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law).

The University of Oklahoma College of Law seeks outstanding applicants, either entry level or pre-tenure lateral, to fill a full-time tenure-track position to begin fall semester 2021. Successful applicants must have a J.D. or equivalent academic degree, strong academic credentials, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and demonstrably outstanding potential for scholarship. We welcome candidates in all subject matter areas, with particular interest in filling curricular needs that include criminal law, family law, constitutional law, wills and trusts, bankruptcy, and real estate transactions. 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff, and for the communities that we engage. In keeping with OU’s commitment in this regard, a successful applicant should demonstrate a commitment to cultural competence. The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity institution http://www.ou.edu/eoo/. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

As part of the state’s flagship university, OU Law stands out as a high-quality, affordable, and forward-looking institution committed to developing a socially involved and inclusive modern legal profession. OU Law boasts world-class facilities and an increasingly diverse student body, with over a third of the 2020 entering students identifying as racial minorities. OU Law’s strong and growing national reputation is buttressed by a commitment to attracting, retaining, and supporting excellent faculty with publication placement bonuses, course reductions based on scholarly productivity, and recent increases to an already impressive number of endowed positions.

Our law school sits on the main OU campus in Norman, a vibrant university town alive with entertainment, arts, food, and sports. A perennial on “best place to live” rankings, Norman has excellent public schools and a low cost of living. Situated within the greater Oklahoma City Metro area, Norman is an easy commute to Oklahoma City which features a dynamic economy, outstanding cultural venues, and ready air travel access, adding to the region’s growing national appeal. Visit http://www.ou.edu/flipbook and http://soonerway.ou.edu for more information. 

Application Procedure: To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae and your job talk paper to Melanie Tijerina, Faculty Support, ATTN: Faculty Appointments Committee EO Search #128, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Rd., Norman, OK 73019 or mtijerina@ou.edu. A cover letter is optional. If selected for an interview, teaching evaluations will be requested. Application review will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.

January 15, 2021 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 4, 2021

University of Dayton School of Law Seeks Wills & Trusts (and other topics) Professor

University_DaytonThe following is posted as a courtesy to Prof. Jeannette Cox:

The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 16, 2021. Areas of particular need include contracts, secured transactions, business organizations, property, wills and trusts, and/or tax.

Applicants must have a J.D. or the equivalent degree from a foreign institution. While not everyone may possess all the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following: an outstanding academic record; a record of publication; demonstrated potential to be an outstanding teacher; potential to successfully mentor students from underrepresented groups; demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds; relevant prior experience in law practice; excellent communication skills; effective interpersonal skills with various constituencies; interest in and/or experience teaching contracts, secured transactions, business organizations, property, wills and trusts, and/or tax, an expressed willingness and enthusiasm to teach in and develop UDSL's hybrid online J.D. program and to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values that promote inclusive excellence. 

Applications must be received by February 1, 2021. Applications should include a cover letter and CV and must be submitted through the University of Dayton’s electronic employment site: https://employment.udayton.edu/cw/en-us/job/498365/assistant-professor. References will not be contacted until second round interviews. Inquiries may be directed to the Faculty Recruitment and Development Committee at lawfacultyhiring@udayton.edu.

The University of Dayton School of Law is a dynamic law school focused on inclusive excellence. In Spring 2020, National Jurist's preLaw magazine ranked UD Law 14th in the nation for African American students. To meet the needs of its growing J.D. program, the UD Law has hired 13 nationally and internationally prominent faculty in the last four years.

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, and community engagement with local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist education philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. 

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In light of this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php.

January 4, 2021 in Articles, Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Rutgers Seeks T&E Professor

RutgersHere is the Rutgers announcement:

Rutgers Law School invites applications from entry level and junior lateral candidates for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Law at the Newark campus starting in the 2021-22 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: Property, Tax, Intellectual Property, Nonprofit Organizations, and Trusts & Estates.  

[info regarding other positions omitted]

We encourage applications and inquiries from candidates who contribute to the diversity of our faculty, including, but not limited to, people of color, people living with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community. Professor Reid Weisbord is chairing the tenure track appointments committee. Professor Jean-Marc Coicaud is chairing the LAWRS appointments committee. Interested candidates should email their application materials to appointments@law.rutgers.edu and put on the subject line the position for which they are applying. Candidates will be asked subsequently to submit their applications to the Rutgers University job portal.  

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

September 13, 2020 in Faculty Positions -- Permanent | Permalink | Comments (0)

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)