Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Washburn University School of Law

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applicants for a visiting assistant professor for the 2022-23 academic year to teach legal writing. The position could convert to a tenure track position after the 2022-23 academic year depending on budget and curricular needs. If the position converts to a tenure track position, a national search will be conducted, and the incumbent visiting assistant professor will be eligible to apply.  We seek engaging candidates who value and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and to pursuing teaching excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices. 

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka. The university has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. Washburn has a student body of over 5,500 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first-generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals. 

The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the historic state capitol. Topeka features affordable housing; beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks; and a nationally recognized public library. It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Site. 

Washburn University School of Law is committed to diversity in its faculty and encourages applicants whose backgrounds will enrich the law school. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students. 

Required Qualifications:  

  • JD degree from an ABA-approved law school.
  • A demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with a record of effective teaching and published legal scholarship. 


  •  Teach a full load of first-year legal writing course sections. This visitor will fulfill the teaching expectations associated with the appointment as a visiting assistant professor and as outlined in the faculty handbook. 
  • If the position is converted to a tenure-track appointment, and the incumbent is hired into the tenure track position, the professor will be responsible for fulfilling all expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment, including scholarship, service and teaching a full workload as outlined in the faculty handbook.
  • This visitor will fulfill service expectations by engaging in service activities in the department, university, and profession.

Application Procedures:

Application review will begin January 25, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. (All faculty appointments are contingent upon funding.)

  • Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references to facultytalent@washburn.eduand include “Visiting Assistant Professor, Legal Writing” on the subject line.
  • If you have questions about the position, please contact Professor Emily Grant, via email at
  • The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.
  • Official transcripts are required once hired.


Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.
Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

1-2 Year Fellowship
$80,000 - $89,999
Students per Semester:
Submission Deadline:
Emily Grant
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621