Visiting Assistant Professor in Legal Communication and Analysis

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law invites entry-level and experienced applicants for a visiting professorship in the school’s nationally ranked Legal Communication and Analysis Program.

The visitor position is a full-time position. The visitor is expected to teach up to 40 first-year students in Legal Communication and Analysis, which is a year-long course. The course is a graded, two-credit course each semester. Responsibilities include creating course materials; teaching virtually, in the classroom, and in one-on-one student conferences; reviewing outlines and drafts; assessing papers; and providing detailed and constructive feedback to students.

The visitor position is ideal for one seeking entry into the legal academy. An entry-level visitor would have the opportunity to work with and learn from IU McKinney’s Legal Communication and Analysis faculty—Brad Desnoyer, Jim Dimitri, Allison Martin, and Joel Schumm—who have decades of experience as nationally recognized teachers and scholars. The position would be a ten-month appointment for the 2021–22 academic year, with the possibility for reappointment for the 2022–23 academic year. The visitor would be given the opportunity to attend legal writing conferences and to write scholarship in the legal writing field. The visitor would not be required to serve on faculty committees or to teach during the summer.

The compensation package includes an entry-level salary of $70,000, a professional development fund that may be used to attend and present at conferences, a research assistant fund, and university benefits. Summer teaching with additional compensation may also be possible.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record and strong writing skills. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience and experience as a judicial clerk or a practitioner. 

As part of IUPUI, Indiana’s premier urban research institution, the law school is committed to being a welcoming community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community-engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IU McKinney condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IU McKinney. The law school is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

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To apply, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three references, a writing sample, and teaching evaluations (if available) to Professor Jim Dimitri, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 530 West New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3225; Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process must notify Professor Dimitri a reasonable time in advance.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but must be received no later than January 4, 2021.

1-4 Years
$70,000 - $79,000
Students per Semester:
Submission Deadline:
Jim Dimitri
Clinical Professor of Law
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3225