Legal Skills Professor

University of Florida Levin College of Law

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW seeks to hire a Legal Skills Professor to teach first-year legal writing, upper-level pretrial practice, and other skills courses as needed.  The University of Florida, located in Gainesville, FL, is currently the seventh-best public research institution in the nation and the flagship university of the third-largest state. 

The College of Law will fill this 9-month position in the spring of 2020, with teaching to begin in August, 2020. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching first-year legal writing and excited to work as part of a team to continuously update and refine our first-year writing curriculum in light of the changing nature of legal practice. We are particularly interested in speaking with candidates who are also qualified to teach innovative upper-level pre-trial practice courses at least one semester each year.

Legal Skills Professors are non-tenure-track faculty members who participate in College of Law governance and committee work. After three years of successful teaching and service, Legal Skills Professors are eligible for five-year, presumptively-renewable contacts.  Legal Skills Professors do not have scholarship responsibilities, but they are encouraged to participate in the scholarly life of the College of Law.  In addition to salary and benefits, all Legal Skills Professors are provided with professional development funds.  

Successful applicants will demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills, potential for excellence in teaching and service, a willingness to work as part of a team to strengthen our experiential courses, and a commitment to creating inclusive environments for students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, please contact Associate Dean Silvia Menendez at

The University of Florida seeks to foster a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students, and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives to apply.  

This UF classification of this position is a Lecturer.


Successful applicants will have a J.D. and demonstrate strong writing and legal skills, potential for excellence in teaching and service, and a commitment to creating inclusive environments for students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. 

Application Instructions

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a CV, transcripts, references and a cover letter to: . Interested applicants needing additional information may contact Non-Tenure Track Appointments Committee Chair Associate Dean Silvia Menendez for further information: 

  • P.O. Box 117620, Gainesville, FL 32611 

Application review will begin February 19, 2020 and continue until a suitable pool has been established.

If you are selected as the final candidate, you will be asked to provide an official transcript upon hire. 

If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD).  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.  Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Long Term
$60,000 - $69,000
Students per Semester:
Less than 30
Submission Deadline:
Silvia Menendez
Assoc. Dean of Experiential Learning
309 Village Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611