Professor - Open Rank

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Posting Details

Posting NumberF0738PWorking TitleProfessor - Open RankDepartmentLaw School Dean's OfficeAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationMinorities & FemalesAdvertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperienceAnticipated Start Date08/01/2021Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date10/12/2020Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Position Details

Classification TitleOpen RankFLSAFaculty RankOpen RankContract TypeLaw Academic (9 mo.)Tenure StatusTenure Track or TenuredMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

The University of Georgia School of Law invites applications to fill up to two full-time, academic, tenure-track/tenured faculty positions, one of which is at the rank of assistant professor and one of which can be at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. The positions will begin August 2021. Applicants must be committed to producing world-class scholarship, providing first-rate legal training and engaging in meaningful service. The diversity of the faculty is an important strategic interest, and the school has curricular needs in environmental law and criminal law.

Additional Requirements

Applicants should have a J.D. from an accredited law school. Applicants seeking the rank of assistant professor must have superior academic credentials and a demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service. Applicants seeking the rank of associate professor must have (1) superior academic credentials, (2) a record of scholarly excellence and impact, (3) superior teaching ability, and (4) a record of participation in institutional and professional service. Applicants seeking the rank of professor, in addition to meeting the requirements for appointment at the rank of associate professor, must also be nationally or internationally recognized in the relevant field and likely to maintain that stature.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationPreferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The School of Law is committed to producing world-class ideas, so candidates should have a demonstrated track record of scholarly publications or scholarly potential. The School is particularly interested in applicants with expertise in environmental law or criminal law.

Physical DemandsIs this a Position of Trust?NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Instruct School of Law courses.

Percentage Of Time50Duties/Responsibilities

Produce and/or publish scholarly research.

Percentage Of Time40Duties/Responsibilities

Service commitment to public or Law School.

Percentage Of Time10Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 10/13/2020
      Application Due: 1/11/2021
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