Associate Professor

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitleAssociate ProfessorDepartmentDAL-CoL Dean's Off-517000College/SchoolUNT Dallas College of LawJob LocationDowntown DallasFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeSalary InformationSalary commensurate with experienceDepartment Summary

The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications from experienced law school instructors who are interested in serving as a tenure-track faculty member starting the Fall of 2021.

The UNT Dallas College of Law is a public law school in downtown Dallas with a full-time day division and a part-time evening division. 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.

Position Summary

The appointment will be as a tenure-track Associate Professor. The professor will teach twelve credit hours per academic year beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. The College of Law is interested in persons with all substantive legal interests, but particularly is interested in persons able to teach Civil Procedure, Conflicts of Laws, Contracts, Evidence, Family Law, Property, Remedies, Torts, Trial Advocacy, and Wills, Trusts, and Estates.

This position is a tenure-track position which will be responsible for teaching twelve credit hours per academic year and engaging in quality applied research/scholarly activities.

The Associate Professor will be expected to participate in service activities to grow a fledging program such as curriculum development, student recruiting, program assessment, program development and leadership, student advisement, and committee leadership.

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.

Minimum 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
• 6 years of experience teaching as a tenure track faculty member at an ABA accredited law school.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in program accreditation.
• Experience in program assessment.
• Academic experience working on a university campus with a culturally-diverse population

Required License / Registration / CertificationPhysical RequirementsCarrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Talk or HearArea of SpecialtySecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement

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.

Driving University VehicleNoPosting NumberF240PSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsQuicklink for Posting End Date (if temporary)Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  2. * Have you graduated from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have previous higher education experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 6 years of experience teaching as a tenure track faculty member at an ABA accredited law school?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
  3. Example of Professional Writing
  4. Other Document




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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 12/8/2020
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