Assistant Professor of Law
Position DetailsUNT 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 TitleAssistant Professor of LawDepartmentDAL-CoL Dean's Off-517000College/SchoolUNT Dallas College of LawJob LocationDowntown DallasFull Time/Part TimeSalary InformationSalary commensurate with experienceDepartment Summary
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 UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications from experienced lawyers, judges, and law school instructors who are interested in serving as Assistant Professor of Law starting the Fall of 2021. This is a full-time, tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and service, and to assist in further development of the UNT Dallas College of Law program.
The appointment will be as an entry-level Assistant Professor. The professor will teach twelve credit hours per academic year predominately in our Legal Writing program. The program includes first year Legal Writing and upper-level Legal Writing courses, beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year.
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 successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
•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
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 NumberF248PSpecial Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should submit the following:
•Resume or Curriculum Vita
•Cover letter describing candidate’s qualifications for this position.
•References: Please list contact information for 3 references.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
- * Do you have previous higher education experience?
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
- Sample Publication 1
- Sample Publication 2
- Example of Professional Writing