Professor of Practice

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

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Law Instruction

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Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The James E. Rogers College of Law and Arizona Global seek to fill a full-time, fiscal, career track (non-tenure eligible) position of Professor of Practice. The position also has a secondary title of Associate Vice President (AVP) for China Affairs. This is a joint appointment between James E. Rogers College of Law and Arizona Global. The successful candidate will possess strong public communication skills, the academic qualifications required to hold a career-track appointment in the College of Law and Arizona Global, and will have a record of achievement in legal practice of Chinese law and international law, teaching, and international partnership engagement. This person will possess strong administrative experience and have a deep commitment to legal education, student success, and international education.

In the capacity of Professor of Practice, the successful candidate will teach Chinese business law, cross-border dispute resolution such as transnational litigation, international arbitration, and maritime law to students in various programs at the James E. Rogers College of Law, including but not limited to JD, LLM, MLS, BA in Law programs.

As AVP for China Affairs, the successful candidate will plan, oversee outreach, external relations, partnership, and program development between the University of Arizona (UA) and China. This position works with UA leaders, faculty, and researchers, overseas partner institutions and government entities to identify opportunities, navigate local legal and regulatory landscapes, establish and implement collaborations for strategic engagement in the region.

This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

I. The primary responsibilities of this position will be teaching duties:

  • Teaching and managing students in the practice requirements of their degree program in a manner that advances the educational mission of the University in a significant or substantial way. Courses focus on Chinese business law, cross-border dispute resolution such as transnational litigation, international arbitration, and maritime law subjects.
  • Advise and mentor students.
  • Provide clinical supervision.
  • Participate in new curriculum development.
  • Coordinate continuing education workshops.
  • Participate in faculty meetings.
  • Serve on university, college, and department committees.
  • Collaborate on research and grant proposals.
  • Ongoing research agenda, including presentations and publications.
  • Commitment to working within an academic environment characterized by cross-disciplinary collaboration.

II. Administrative Duties

  • Evaluate and navigate China’s policy, laws and regulations pertaining to Sino-foreign cooperative educational programs/institutes, develop sustainable and strategic plan that establish partnerships with Chinese universities and expands UA’s presence in China.
  • Coordinate with the assessment of legal risks and U.S. regulations related to UA activities, programs, and global locations in China.
  • Oversee the establishment and implementation of collaborative programs in China.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated administrative leadership skills, including creative problem-solving and the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines concurrently.
  • Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree or equivalent
  • 3 Years teaching experience in post-secondary educational institutions
  • Legal experience in both China and U.S
  • Experience engaging international partnership development and execution of regionally-based initiatives

Preferred Qualifications:

5 years of teaching or research experience in transnational laws, cross-border dispute resolution, maritime law or related fields of private international law in accredited universities as full-time professors, lectures, or adjunct professors.

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Tenure Information:

Career-Track (CT)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Karen Kowalski

Associate Dean, Administration and Chief of Staff

Email: [email protected]


Kevin Perkins

Associate Vice President, Finance and Administration

Email: [email protected]

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Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

In addition to CV and Cover Letter, please provide the contact information for 3 references.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.


As Arizona’s First University, founded in 1885, the University of Arizona now serves nearly 46,000 students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. A public land grant university, we work together to expand human potential, explore new horizons, and enrich life for all.

We constantly strive to be a best-in-class place to learn, research, and work. We educate innovative, adaptive learners and problem solvers who are prepared to lead meaningful lives and improve society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy. Our Strategic Plan details how we intend to drive social, cultural, and economic impact, in Arizona and across the world.

As a Research I university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Arizona hosts two medical schools as well as the only veterinary college in Arizona. More than 16,500 faculty, staff, and graduate students produce over $687 million in research annually, ranking us among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

Transdisciplinary research excellence – the true seamless integration across disciplinary university-community boundaries – is an undergirding philosophy deeply rooted in our history. Notably, our BIO5 Institute brings together scientists from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering to treat disease, feed humanity, and preserve livable environments.

We strive for excellence in all our 200-plus undergraduate majors and 150 graduate programs. Our faculty are renowned for ground-breaking research in astronomy and planetary sciences; climate, environment, and solar energy; cancer and biotechnology; optical sciences; electrical and computer engineering; and management information systems. Research us yourself on our interactive FactBook.

As Arizona public employees, we enjoy comprehensive benefits. Among these are a choice of retirement plans, high-quality medical insurance subsidized at 85% of cost; and dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance plans. An unusually generous qualified tuition reduction program is one of the benefits our employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children value most.

Who We Are

Our core values proclaim who our Wildcat community is and what we stand for:

Integrity: Be honest, respectful, and just.

Compassion: Choose to care.

Exploration: Be insatiably curious.

Adaptation: Stay open-minded and eager for what’s next.

Inclusion: Harness the power of diversity.

Determination: Bear down! (Yes, there’s a story here.)

Where We Are

Our Main and Health Sciences campuses are located near downtown Tucson. In addition, we operate a College of Applied Science & Technology in southeastern Arizona, a Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, a Veterinary College north of Tucson, and extension offices in every Arizona county. Despite a metro population of 1 million people, Tucson retains the feel of a small town where everyone knows one another. Ringed by mountains, blessed with abundant sunshine, and recognized as a bicycle-friendly city, Tucson is ideal for outdoor exploration. The second largest city in Arizona also offers cultural, artistic, and social amenities to feed your insatiable curiosity. Emblematic of the desert Southwest, the Sonoran Desert is a region steeped in Native American and Latina/o culture.

Diversity Profile

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University of Arizona sits on the homeland of the Tohono O’odham, the Desert People. In 1775, the Spanish Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón displaced the Native people from the floodplain of the Santa Cruz River. With Mexican Independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the Mexican state of Sonora, and might still be so but for the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The University of Arizona takes advantage of our unique location and history through initiatives from cross-border collaborative research in arid lands and water management to workshops for women entrepreneurs in Sonora.

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office serves as a liaison between Native nations and the research arm of the university, focused on building capacity and research support for tribal community development.

The university of Arizona is proud to be a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and one of 9 US institutions to receive the inaugural Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating positive Latina/o student outcomes. We rank No. 1 for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Native American students, and No. 9 for the number awarded to Latina/o students.

Student success, particularly educational equity for historically underserved groups, is an institutional priority. We have more than 10,000 First Cats (first-generation college students). The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and successful academic support programs for students with learning and attention challenges.

The University of Arizona has many student cultural clubs and organizations. View the list on the Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX website.

These are some of our cutting-edge centers and programs:

Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AZ-HCOE) works to increase the number of Latina/o physicians, enhance health research serving Latinas/os, and improve the cultural competency of health care services in Latina/o communities.

Binational Migration Institute (BMI) is an association of US and Mexican scholars researching the consequences of immigration enforcement policies on Latina/o communities.

Institute for LGBT Studies develops curriculum, promotes research, and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics, and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) serves as a research and outreach center focused on the role of religion in international politics.

Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) conducts health-related research and training projects to help improve quality of life for Native Americans.

Native Nations Institute (NNI) conducts policy analysis and research dedicated to building capable Native nations.

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