Assistant Professor of Law

University of Detroit Mercy School Of Law

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions for 2022-2023

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is seeking two to three entry-level, tenure-track faculty for the 2022-2023 academic year. Our primary hiring needs are in the areas of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Business Law, and Legal Writing, though we welcome inquiries from interested candidates in other areas, including clinicians. Detroit Mercy Law has a unified tenure track regardless of one’s area of teaching focus and supports scholarship from all tenure-track faculty.     

Candidates should have a Juris Doctor degree and send a current CV or resume, along with a cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications, to Prof. Erin R. Archerd, Chair of the Faculty Recruiting Committee, at archerer@udmercy.edu. Candidates may also submit additional materials such as research statements, prior publications, and teaching evaluations. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with initial, online interviews to begin in Summer 2021.

About Detroit Mercy Law

Led by our new Dean, Jelani Jefferson Exum, Detroit Mercy Law offers a 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 Ontario, Canada in which students earn both an American and a Canadian law degree in three years and gain a comprehensive understanding of two distinct legal systems.

Detroit offers a dynamic variety of culinary, cultural, entertainment, and sporting attractions. 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.

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. We seek qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban identity, social justice mission, commitment to diversity and inclusion, 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.

It is the policy of the University of Detroit Mercy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. The University will not discriminate in employment on the grounds of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, medical condition or disability. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment including recruitment, hiring, placement, employee development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline and termination.

Duration:
Tenure
Salary:
$70,000 - $79,000
Students per Semester:
Less than 30
Submission Deadline:
Contact
Erin Archard
Associate Professor of Law & Chair - Faculty Recruitment
Phone:
313-596-9834; 313-596-0200
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 East Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48226