Assistant Professor of Legal Studies

Normal, Illinois
Jun 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Summary

The Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, seeks applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Legal Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to start on August 16, 2018.  Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses across the paralegal curriculum including commercial transactions, real estate, probate law, and intellectual property. Teaching assignment for the position is anticipated to be 3 courses per semester, with a one-course reduction in this assignment in one semester of the first year. The candidate hired will be assigned to carry out some administrative responsibilities including but not limited to assisting the Director of Legal Studies in the preparation of ABA reports, advisement, and placement of paralegal students. The selected candidate will be expected to conduct academic research.

Minimum requirements are (1) a conferred JD degree from an ABA-accredited school prior to appointment start date; (2) at least three years of experience practicing law in the United States;  and (3) either (a) at least one year of experience working with paralegals or (b) experience teaching at least one paralegal education course at the collegiate level.  

Initial review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  To assure full consideration, please attach an application to posting number 0709521 at and additionally attach a letter of application with descriptions of teaching and research interests, current vita, a sample of written work, graduate school transcripts, and student evaluations (if available).

In addition, three letters of reference can either be uploaded as 1 scanned PDF document to your application or they can be submitted on your behalf electronically via   Letters should be addressed to T.Y. Wang, Chair, Department of Politics & Government, Illinois State University, Campus Box 4600, Normal, IL  61790-4600.

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