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Contact's full name:Alan Hyde
Title:Professor of Law
Organization:Rutgers School of Law
 123 Washington Street
 Chair, Appointments Committee
 Newark NJ 07102
 us
Phone:973-353-3163
Fax:973-353-1445
Email:hyde@rutgers.edu
Website:www.law.newark.rutgers.edu
Description:Rutgers School of Law-Newark seeks candidates for five non-tenure track Instructors of Law faculty positions in the first-year Legal Analysis Writing, Research and Skills Program ("LAWRS") starting in the 2015-16 academic year. LAWRS is a five-credit first-year program covering legal analysis, legal writing, legal research, and oral communication and argumentation skills. Duties of an LAWRS Instructor in Law include developing curriculum, conducting classroom workshops and other exercises, reviewing and providing constructive written comment on student papers, and providing one-on-one critique, counseling, and instruction regarding student work in the course. In addition, responsibilities include supervision of student teaching assistants and will in some years include teaching the LAWRS curriculum to evening division students during the academic year. Instructors of Law may in some years also be required to teach the LAWRS curriculum to evening division students during the summer semester, in which case appropriate additional compensation will be provided. In addition to LAWRS responsibilities, the instructor may occasionally be called upon to teach upper level legal writing or analysis courses or participate in teaching other legal skills classes. LAWRS faculty appointments are as Instructors of Law, with an initial appointment of three years, with possible reappointment to repeating terms of three or five years, depending on experience. Candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a demonstrated ability in legal research, analysis, writing and lawyering skills. Experience teaching legal writing, analysis and research in a law school is strongly preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and student evaluations from any teaching posts to Prof. Alan Hyde, Chairman of the Appointments Committee, hyde@rutgers.edu. Rutgers University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations.
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:60-69k
Students
Per Semester:
31-35
Submission Deadline:2014-11-01

Contact's full name:Diana Donahoe
Title:Professor, Legal Research and Writing
Organization:Georgetown University Law Center
 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
 
 Washington DC 20001
 
Phone:202-662-9530
Fax:
Email:adgerson@law.georgetown.edu
Website:
Description:GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position in its Legal Research and Writing Program beginning in the 2015-16 academic year. Legal Research and Writing at Georgetown is a graded, year-long course with strong emphasis on rewriting and collaborative learning. Legal Research and Writing professors generally teach two sections of 25-30 first-year students for two hours each week. Professors also teach a weekly, two-hour Law Fellow seminar to 4-6 upper level students who assist with the first year course. As part of their teaching responsibilities, legal writing professors choose their own textbooks, design course materials and exams, assign student grades, and supervise Law Fellows. They also participate in a variety of events related to the Legal Research and Writing program, engage in scholarship, and serve on faculty committees. Candidates must have superior academic records, expertise in research and writing, and at least three years of professional experience beyond law school graduation. Teaching experience is preferred. To apply, please submit a resume, a law school transcript, a writing sample, and a list of three references. Please include a cover letter that explains your qualifications and your interest in teaching the course. Materials should be submitted to Noelle Adgerson, Executive Assistant to the Legal Research and Writing program, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 or by email to adgerson@law.georgetown.edu, by October 31. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and early submission is recommended. Questions about the LRW program or this position can be directed to Professor Diana Donahoe, Chair of the Legal Research & Writing Committee at 202-662-9530 or donahoe@law.georgetown.edu. Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Position Type:long-term
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:80-89k,90+k
Students
Per Semester:
56-60
Submission Deadline:2014-10-31

Contact's full name:Barbara Wilson
Title:Clinical Professor of Law
Organization:University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
 500 E. 52nd Street
 
 Kansas City MO 64110
 
Phone:(816) 235-5374
Fax:
Email:wilsonbarbara@umkc.edu
Website:
Description:The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law anticipates filling one full-time long-term contract Lawyering Skills faculty position beginning Fall 2015. Lawyering Skills faculty teach courses in an autonomous but collaborative program that introduces first-year students to legal reasoning, analytical and critical thinking, research and analysis, advocacy, and legal writing genres. The successful applicant will also teach an upper-level writing course or other elective. This position, as part of a collegial faculty, comes with eligibility for faculty development grants and travel funds as well as full voting rights except on matters of tenure and hiring of tenure track faculty.UMKC, the urban law school of the University of Missouri System, is located on a beautiful landscaped campus in the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, Missouri. It is the only law school in a diverse and vibrant metropolitan area of more than two million people and offers courses leading to J.D. or LL.M. degrees for approximately 500 students.UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The university will recruit and employ qualified personnel and will provide equal opportunities during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.Application Process: The School of Law will review applications through the AALS Registry, and plans to conduct interviews at the Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C. Applicants who are unable to attend the conference are also strongly encouraged to apply. Letters and resumes may be sent to: Barbara Wilson, Chair, Lawyering Skills Faculty Appointments Committee UMKC School of Law 500 E. 52nd St.Kansas City, MO 64110wilsonbarbara@umkc.eduLegal Writing Institute disclosures:Position type: On a track leading to a long-term three-year rolling contract Faculty vote: Vote on all matters except matters of tenure and hiring of tenure track faculty Salary: Up to $60,000, depending on experience and qualifications Students per semester: Approximately 45 students in two sections of Lawyering Skills, and additional students in upper level courses Submission deadline: Open until filled, with preference given to applications received by November 1, 2014
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:Yes
Salary:50-59k
Students
Per Semester:
41-45
Submission Deadline:2014-11-01

Contact's full name:Tiffany Crystal Graham
Title:Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Organization:University of South Dakota School of Law
 414 East Clark Street
 
 Vermillion SD 57069
 
Phone:605-677-5393
Fax:
Email:tiffany.graham@usd.edu
Website:
Description:Hiring Announcement: South DakotaLECTURER-IN-LAW POSITIONThe University of South Dakota School of Law will have a lecturer-in-law position, which is a renewable, non-tenure track, nine-month teaching faculty position beginning the 2015-2016 academic year. The lecturer will teach courses related to Legal Writing and Fundamental Skills, assist with co-curricular activities and the academic support program, and could teach one upper-division substantive class depending on candidate interest, qualifications, and the needs of the school. All applicants must demonstrate performance in teaching and service relevant to the position. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction (a state or the District of Columbia) by the time of the appointment.Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.Applications must be submitted through the South Dakota Board of Regents electronic employment site: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/. Include on the website: application letter, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three current references. Inquiries about the position may be directed to: Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Law, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu; telephone 605-677-5393.Please note well: Even though the deadline says November 15, 2014, the position will actually be open until filled. Nonetheless, we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit their materials sooner rather than later.Also, the position does not currently include voting rights, but the faculty has decided that it is willing to re-open the question at a future date.
Position Type:1-4 years
Faculty Vote:No
Salary:50-59k
Students
Per Semester:
36-40
Submission Deadline:2014-11-15