School of Law - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Mar 13, 2018
The University of Texas School of Law seeks to hire a legal-writing teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. The person hired will teach two sections of legal analysis and communication in the fall and two sections of persuasive writing and advocacy in the spring. Each section will have approximately 20 to 25 students.
The successful applicant will join the faculty of the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy. Job duties will include teaching classes, holding student conferences, training and supervising teaching assistants, creating writing problems, commenting on student papers, and judging oral arguments.
The position is at the University status of Lecturer, with a nine-month contract (September-May) that will pay $80,000 plus insurance and retirement benefits. Although the contract may be renewed, there is no guarantee of renewal. The position can lead to rolling, renewable contracts of three years. The position cannot lead to a tenure-track appointment.
Applicants should have strong academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school, and proven expertise in legal writing. Law-practice experience, which may include a judicial clerkship, is expected. Experience teaching or working with students is valuable.
To apply, submit a cover letter, r\u00e9sum\u00e9, law-school transcript, and writing sample by visiting https://apply.interfolio.com/49592. The application deadline is April 11, 2018.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.