Assistant Professor of Law
Posting DetailsPosting Details Job TitleAssistant Professor of LawRequisition NumberFE01981Working TitleDepartment Name8K100:Law InstructionWork LocationLexington, KYType of PositionFacultyPosition Time Status Full-TimeTenure Track StatusTenure TrackRequired Education
J.D. or equivalent law degreeRequired Related Experience
Evidence of excellence or potential for excellence in teaching and in scholarly productivity in one of the need areas listed
THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for three, entry-level, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the Fall of 2020. The College is seeking to fill needs in almost any area of law. Some key areas include Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family Law, Property, Securities Regulation, and Trusts and Estates. However, we are also interested in considering candidates who teach and/or research in other areas that are not included in this sample list of priorities. The College of Law is an important part of a major research university and offers a collegial and supportive atmosphere for its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should have a J.D. or equivalent law degree, a record of high academic achievement, and a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and in scholarly productivity. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.
To be considered, applicants must apply through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Employment System. There are three Assistant Professor postings open within the College of Law for Fall 2020. Applicants for this position are highly encouraged to apply to all three postings (listed under requisition numbers FE01978, FE01981 and FE02006). These positions are identical and per University policy, an application must be submitted for each individual job in order to be considered for hire.
Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. Please also include contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled.
If you have questions concerning the position, please contact Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at [email protected]
Lexington is in the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape, and in close proximity to Louisville and Cincinnati. It is a community of 300,000 and is distinguished by its rating as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost of living (KPMG LLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes). More information on Lexington is available at http://www.visitlex.com and http://www.aceweekly.com.Skills / Knowledge / AbilitiesDoes this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/ExperienceDeadline to ApplyOpen Until FilledYesUniversity Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
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