South Texas College of Law Houston invites applications from both experienced and entry-level faculty for a full-time, tenure-track position teaching legal research and writing, beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. Legal writing faculty at South Texas College of Law Houston teach the required first-year legal writing course, which includes legal research, legal analysis, legal writing, and oral advocacy. Legal writing faculty develop assignments, meet with students individually as needed, and provide detailed feedback on students’ writing assignments. South Texas College of Law Houston has evening as well as daytime classes, so candidates should be available to teach in the evening on occasion. We seek candidates with outstanding academic records who are passionate about legal writing and committed to both excellence in teaching and sustained scholarly achievement. Legal writing teaching experience is preferred but not required. Members of minority groups and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
South Texas College of Law Houston is committed to fulfilling our mission of providing a diverse body of students with the opportunity to obtain an exceptional legal education, preparing graduates to serve their community and the profession with distinction. The school, located in downtown Houston, was founded in 1923 and is the oldest law school in the city. South Texas is a private, nonprofit, independent law school, fully accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools, with 60 full-time and 40 adjunct professors serving a student body of more than 900 full- and part-time students. South Texas is known for our supportive and collegial culture and our commitment to student success. The school is home to the most decorated advocacy program in the U.S., the nationally recognized Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution, more than 20 separate clinical programs, and several other innovative programs and institutes. Additional information regarding South Texas is available at http://www.stcl.edu.
Applications may be directed to Professor Katherine Vukadin, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a letter of interest, a CV, and a list of three references; please submit your documents on or before Monday, December 14, 2020.
South Texas College of Law Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
1. The position advertised:
_x_ a. is a tenure-track appointment.
___ b. may lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.
___ c. may lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.
___ d. has an upper limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.
___ e. is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.
__ f. is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.
2. The professor hired:
_x_a. will be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
__ b. will not be permitted to vote in faculty meetings.
3. The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range checked below. (A base salary does not include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; a base salary does not include conference travel or other professional development funds.)
___ over $120,000
__ _$110,000 - $119,999
___$100,000 - $109,999
X_$90,000 - $99,999
___$80,000 - $89,999
___ $70,000 - $79,999
___ $60,000 - $69,999
___ $50,000 - $59,999
___ less than $50,000
___ this is a part-time appointment paying less than $30,000
___this is an adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000
4. The number of students enrolled in each semester of the courses taught by the legal research and writing professor depends on enrollment during any given semester. Generally, legal writing professors teach two sections, with a combined total number of students as follows:
__ a. 30 or fewer
__ b. 31 - 35
X_c. 36 - 40
X_d. 41 - 45
X_e. 46 - 50
__ f. 51 - 55
__ g. 56 - 60
__ h. more than 60