Clinical Instructor, Legal Studies

Springfield, Illinois
Sep 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Legal Studies, an interdisciplinary department in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), seeks applications for a Clinical Instructor position with expertise in law, a record of academic excellence, and litigation experience. Also required is the ability and willingness to teach legal research and writing, trial advocacy, lawyering skills courses, and to coach the Mock Trial Team. The Clinical Instructor will have the opportunity to teach other courses in their area of specialization. This is a non-tenure track position with an annual renewable contract. The position will begin on August 16, 2018.

Candidates must hold a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school or have a foreign equivalent degree AND be licensed to practice law in the United States. An additional advanced degree is preferred. The candidate must be willing to work as a member of a collegial, interdisciplinary faculty. Teaching experience at the college, university, or law school level is required. Candidates must be 
willing to teach in both an on campus and online format; prior online teaching experience is a plus.

CAMPUS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 5,400 students in 22 graduate and 30 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at and the department web page at

APPLICATION: To apply, visit, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required 
materials by the application deadline will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Review of applications will begin October 23, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. 

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.