Legal Writing Instructor

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Legal Writing Instructor




School of Law


LAW School

Advertised Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience

Part/Full Time:

Full Time

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Position Category:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

9 months

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Tenure Information:

Professional Track

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Advertised Job Summary:

The University of South Carolina School of Law is seeking to hire a full-time, non-tenure-track Legal Writing Instructor to teach Legal Research, Analysis & Writing to first year law students to begin in summer 2021. This is a nine-month, non-tenure-track appointment, and is not eligible for tenure.
The Legal Writing Instructor will be responsible for teaching Legal Research, Analysis & Writing to approximately 40 students each year, working closely with a reference librarian who will team-teach the course with the Legal Writing Instructor. The Legal Writing Instructor may also be assigned some faculty government and service responsibilities.

A Legal Writing Instructor will initially receive a one-year contract, followed by a two-year contract, followed by a three-year contract, conditional upon funding and satisfactory performance. Upon successful completion of these initial contracts, a Legal Writing Instructor may receive presumptively renewable five-year contracts, conditional upon funding and satisfactory performance. The Legal Writing Instructor may also have the option to earn an additional stipend by teaching an elective course in Maymester or the Summer semester.

Required Education and Experience:

Applicants must have a J.D. degree. Applicants must also have at least two years of experience in law practice or a judicial clerkship or law school teaching or tutoring experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should also have a record of outstanding academic achievement in law school; excellent analytical, research, writing, and interpersonal skills; and teaching or tutoring experience. Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to teaching legal writing.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

The hired Legal Writing Instructor will be required to provide verification of the award of his/her J.D. degree, as documented by the receipt of an official transcript from the Registrar of their degree granting institution to the Office of the Dean, School of Law.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/13/2021
Application Due: 3/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time