Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice of Law

Colorado, USA, Denver
May 04, 2017
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

The Lawyering Process Program at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law seeks to hire a diverse, entry level candidate interested in starting their academic career teaching first year legal writing, research, and analysis in our Lawyering Process Program as our Fellow of Inclusive Excellence. Lawyering Process is a required first year, two semester course that uses small classes to teach legal research and writing, document drafting, and professional practice skills. Denver Law recognizes the significant lack of diversity among professors in legal writing and hopes to address this shortcoming at home, while spurring a national movement to diversify the profession.

This position is a half-time Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice of Law as the Fellow of Inclusive Excellence of the Lawyering Process Program, that allows for learning the art of teaching legal skills in a top ranked legal writing program. The duration of the appointment is one year with possibility for a renewal for a second year depending on funding availability. The Visiting Assistant Professor will have the opportunity to develop scholarly interests and credentials, as well as to create course materials. The Visiting Assistant Professor has the option to continue practicing law part-time, but the appointment is ultimately designed to launch the candidate into the national law school teaching market.

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor or equivalent from an accredited law school.
  • At least two years of legal practice experience is required.
  • Applicants must have an interest in teaching.
  • Excellent legal research, analysis, reasoning, writing and communication skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and cooperatively.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Past teaching experience at any level is strongly preferred.

Work Schedule

To be determined by the Chair of the Lawyering Process Program and Assoc. Dean of Academic Affairs.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position please contact: Chair of the Lawyering Process Program, Nantiya Ruan (, 303.871.6431).

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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