Assistant Professor of Practice

University of Cincinnati College of Law

Assistant Professor of Practice, College of Law

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position of Assistant Professor of Practice, beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. A successful candidate will teach courses in the Legal Research and Writing curriculum, including for first-year law students. The new faculty member must be able to work collaboratively with other faculty and the librarians involved in the Legal Research and Writing.

Job Summary

The position offers an initial contract as Assistant Professor of Practice (non tenure eligible) for a term not to exceed two years. After the initial appointment term, the successful candidate will be eligible for promotion to a three-year term as an Associate Professor. Then, after the second term, the successful candidate will be eligible for a renewable, five-year appointment as a Professor of Practice. The salary will be commensurate with experience. The appointment is a nine-month, academic year appointment. Faculty members in the Legal Research and Writing program receive a Faculty Development Allowance for expenses related to professional development efforts, including travel and registration expenses associated with academic conferences. They are also eligible to receive grants for summer research. 

A.  Teaching : To be reappointed and/or promoted to Associate Professor or Professor, clinical and practice faculty must demonstrate teaching proficiency and a commitment to continuing professional growth and development as teachers. Teaching proficiency is based upon the quality of the faculty member’s presentations, direction of classroom discussions, and supervision of students.  The evaluation of teaching proficiency will take into account, as appropriate, the following: strong abilities of analysis and synthesis; interest in students and in teaching; enthusiasm in the classroom; innovation and creativity in organizing and leading class discussions; mastery of the subject matter; careful preparation; working well with students outside the classroom in tutoring or independently; careful research; motivating students to perform to the best of their capabilities; and maintaining knowledge in the faculty member’s areas of expertise.  In assessing teaching proficiency, student evaluations and peer visits will be taken into consideration.  Circumstances such as teaching load, number of contact hours, class size, subject matter, methodologies, preparation of teaching materials, years of experience, observance of class time, prompt grading, and regular availability for consultation with students also may be considered in the evaluation. 

B. Service : Clinical and practice faculty members are expected to participate in a variety of activities to serve the College, the University, and the profession. 1. College Service  Each clinical or practice faculty member is expected to serve the College community.  Such service may include serving on committees, advising student organizations and individual students, or other activities that help to improve the quality of the academic environment at the College.  An inherent part of a faculty member’s professional and academic responsibility involves mutual respect, collegiality, courtesy to colleagues, students, and staff, as well as professional conduct in all aspects of service.  These also may include attendance at faculty and committee meetings and willingness to assume responsibilities for improving the College. 2. Academic, Community, and Professional Service As appropriate to the particular position, a clinical or practice faculty member is expected to contribute through professional service to the larger community, academy, and profession.  Such service may be provided in many ways and could include, without limitation: service on University committees and interdisciplinary programs; speaking to community or professional groups; serving on community committees or being a member of community groups; serving the clinical, practice, or legal writing communities; providing CLE classes; or writing for newspapers, periodicals, or other publications of interest to the community or the profession. 

Required Qualifications

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Distinguished academic record, strong analytical, writing, and research skills, and substantial legal-practice experience
  • Active law license 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years of experience in a substantial legal-practice 

Application Procedure
Interested applicants should apply online at and search requisition # 36586. Please attach a curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing your qualifications. Please also include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. Candidates with teaching experience should also submit student evaluations from any teaching posts. Applications will be accepted and the position will remain open until filled, and we will begin reviewing applications in mid-Spring 2019. Nominations, referrals, and questions about the position may be sent confidentially to Professor Felix Chang, Search Committee Chair, at 

About University of Cincinnati College of Law

The fourth oldest continually operating law school in the nation, the College of Law is an urban law school located on the beautifully landscaped campus of the University of Cincinnati.  Cincinnati is a three-state, 15-county region that offers world-class assets in arts and culture, amusements, hospitality, sports and recreation.  We benefit from our metropolitan location by attracting an academically talented pool of student applicants, dedicated faculty and staff, and strong community and alumni support. 



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement. 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP). 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

Long Term
$60,000 - $69,000
Students per Semester:
Submission Deadline:
Felix Chang
(513) 556-6805
P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221