Rutgers Law School Clinical [Rank] Professor of Law
Rutgers Law School seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position teaching in the Legal Analysis, Writing & Research (“LAWR”) program at its Camden location starting in the 2019–20 academic year. The successful candidate will be hired as an assistant, associate, or full Clinical Professor, depending on experience. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We are especially eager to receive applications from candidates who contribute to the diversity of our faculty, including, but not limited to, people of color, people living with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community.
The clinical-professor track at Rutgers Law School leads to long-term (five-year) presumptively renewable contracts with the protections of ABA Accreditation Standard 405(c). New clinical assistant professors receive an initial three-year contract, with the opportunity for a three-year reappointment followed by reappointment to a five-year presumptively renewable contract. Clinical professors on this track are expected and supported to excel in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.
The primary teaching responsibility of this faculty position is the year-long 5-credit first-year LAWR course series. Each professor teaches approximately 35-40 students per semester, divided in two sections. The course series integrates legal analysis, research, advocacy, and communication skills, with client representation. Professors employ upper-level students as teaching fellows, who assist in a variety of ways as determined by the professor. Faculty teaching these courses enjoy considerable autonomy in syllabus design, type and nature of assignments, deadlines, and methodology for providing individualized feedback on drafts and in conferences.
Teaching responsibilities further include one other course whose content is flexible and determined by the professor’s interests as well as the law school’s curricular needs. Summer teaching is often available for additional compensation but is not guaranteed.
Clinical faculty are also expected to engage in scholarship and to develop a body of work in their chosen area of inquiry. The law school supports this work with funds for conferences, peer review, research support, and the availability of sabbaticals. Clinical faculty participate in law school governance including committee service. They are also encouraged to participate in the national discourse community as part of their expected service work. Service outside of the field is also recognized and is common among existing faculty teaching in the LAWR course series.
Applicants must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; three or more years of legal practice, including clerkship(s) if any; a strong writing background; and a demonstrated interest in teaching legal writing. Candidates should also have a sense of how they might contribute to scholarly dialogue. All applications should be submitted through the Rutgers portal here.
Applicants should submit, by January 15, 2019, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae or resume, a writing sample, and, if available, sample teaching materials and evaluations from prior teaching appointments. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Information about Rutgers Law School, our location, and the campus:
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Rutgers Law School—with locations in Camden and Newark—offers a world-class faculty; a curriculum of exceptional breadth and depth in theory, practice, and interdisciplinary studies; a geographic presence that spans one of the nation’s 10 largest legal markets (New Jersey) while also offering immediate access to two of the five largest markets (New York City and Philadelphia); an alumni network with over 20,000 members; and a strong tradition of diversity and social impact.
As the law school for a top public university, Rutgers Law School is committed to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and service to its host communities, the state of New Jersey, and the nation. Rutgers University–Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of 7,000+ students located in Camden, New Jersey, directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The campus emphasizes civic engagement and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement classification. The Washington Monthly chose Rutgers University–Camden as the #1 “Best Bang for the Buck” in New Jersey and #6 in the Northeast.
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