Assistant Professor

Stetson University College of Law

STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW seeks applicants for one entry-level tenure-track position in Legal Research and Writing. Prior experience teaching Research and Writing is helpful but not required. The ideal candidate will show potential for outstanding scholarship, teaching skill, and engagement with colleagues nationally. Stetson has consistently ranked as one of the top five law schools for legal research and writing, and our faculty are leaders in scholarship, pedagogy, and national service. Research and Writing faculty teach the two-semester R&W sequence to first-year students. They also have opportunities to teach other courses, including courses in upper-level areas of interest. Stetson’s R&W sequence includes our distinctive R&W II where faculty can choose to offer subject-matter focused sections. These specialized sections have included topics such as Environmental Law, Social Justice, Elder Law, International Law, and Employment Law. Stetson has a unified tenure-track for all faculty and makes no distinctions among faculty in matters such as governance and sabbaticals.

Stetson also continues to accept applications for a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law in the field of Legal Research and Writing, for either a semester or a full year. The ideal candidate for the Distinguished Visitorship will be an established scholar and teacher in the field seeking to engage with colleagues and students at one of the nation’s top Legal Writing programs. The Distinguished Visiting Professor will have the opportunity to work with faculty in Stetson’s Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, which supports an active community of legal communication and writing scholars. The Distinguished Visiting Professor will teach a section of one of our Legal Research and Writing courses, and possibly a small upper level writing or skills-focused course. The position will include the ability to hire teaching and research assistants and support for professional travel.

Located in Florida’s Tampa Bay region, the nation’s nineteenth largest metro area, Stetson has earned a national reputation for its advocacy, elder law, legal writing, and higher education programs, and has Centers for Excellence in Advocacy, Elder Law, and Higher Education Law and Policy. Stetson nurtures a vibrant intellectual community, situated on a beautiful campus. We encourage potential applicants to visit our website at to learn more about our school, our community and our programs.

Stetson encourages applications from women, minorities, LGBTQ+ candidates, and all others who will contribute to our stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment. All applicants must have a strong academic record and be committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship. Stetson’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy is available at

The Faculty Appointments Committee will continue to review applications until positions are filled.
Contact: Applicants should send a cover letter indicating teaching and scholarly interests, a current CV, and at least three professional references to Professors Ellen Podgor and James Fox at or by standard mail to Professors Podgor and Fox at Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707.

Students per Semester:
Submission Deadline:
Anne Elizabeth Mullins
Professor of Law
1401 61st St S
Gulfport FL 33707