Professor of Legal Writing

Professor of Legal Writing
University of San Diego

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Organization Name: University of San Diego School of Law

Department/School Description: Legal Writing and Research Program

Detailed Position Description:

The University of San Diego School of Law invites applications for a Professor of Legal Writing Position for the 2018-2019 academic year. This Professor will teach two sections, each semester, of the required first-year legal research, writing, and analysis course, Legal Writing and Research. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position. The Legal Writing and Research Program seeks individuals who wish to work in a collaborative atmosphere with others who are committed to excellence in teaching.

The Professor's primary responsibilities include teaching classes, preparing assignments, critiquing assignments, meeting with students, and contributing to the Legal Writing and Research Program. Each legal writing faculty member is also responsible for all aspects of successful and timely course administration. Professors teach in both the day and evening programs, depending on need. Professors attend faculty meetings and may serve on faculty committees. Professors are hired to work from August through May with the possibility of annual reappointment. The starting salary is $70,000.

Job Requirements:

Applicants for the position must have a JD degree, admission to the bar in any state, a strong academic record, and excellent writing skills. Applicants should have at least three years of recent legal work experience post-JD graduation. Experience teaching law students or attorneys is preferred.

Persons offered employment must successfully complete a pre-employment background check.
They also will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution from the University (with three-year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information visit

How To Apply: Apply online at:, search for IRC26918 and apply as an applicant. You should upload required materials as part of your application.

Applications should be completed by March 21, 2018.

Applications should include the following items: (1) cover letter discussing the applicant's qualifications for the position and reasons for wanting to teach the Legal Writing and Research courses; (2) resume; (3) unofficial law school transcript with class rank; (4) a sample of the applicant's legal writing (ten to thirty pages); and (5) names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three references. Contact: For further information, please email


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