Assistant Professor of Law
Requisition Number FAC - 201000000285
Job Title Assistant Professor of Law
ABOUT UNT DALLAS COLLEGE OF LAW
The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school whose inaugural class started in Fall 2014. The College of Law currently has, and plans to continue having, one full-time section of approximately 80-90 students, and one part-time evening division of between 40-60 students. For the near-term, each entering class will include a day section and an evening section of approximately these sizes.
The College of Law's goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.
NATURE OF POSITION AND APPOINTMENT
The appointment will be as an entry level tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach twelve credit hours per academic year beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year. The College of Law is interested in persons with all substantive legal interests, but particularly is interested in persons able to teach Commercial Law, Business Associations, Contracts, Property, and Wills, Trusts, and Estates.
Because the educational program will strive for excellence in developing practice-related competencies, faculty members will be expected to follow the instructional and curricular practices of the College of Law, including use of the Canvas Learning Management System, learning outcomes, multiple assessments, and research and writing modules within a course, as appropriate, with support from other faculty as well as research librarians. The College of Law will support faculty in these areas by providing training, course design expertise, and learning management system support.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
- J.D. degree
- Superb academic and professional qualifications
- Practice experience that is sufficiently extensive and high quality to be a foundation for teaching in the College of Law's educational program
- Demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching and in guiding and mentoring as to professional formation of students
- Commitment to the goals of the College of Law and its curricular and instructional methods and goals
Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.
Driving University Vehicle? No
As required to meet the academic schedule.
Substitution of Experience/Education No
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit the following:
- Cover letter indicating which class(es) candidate is interested teaching.
- References: Please list contact information for 3 references.
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- * Do you have a J.D. degree?
- Cover Letter
- J.D./Juris Doctorate
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