Job no: 510000
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Immigration Law Clinic
UMass Law welcomes applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position to begin July 1, 2022. At UMass Law, clinical faculty are on a unitary tenure-track along with doctrinal faculty. We are interested in candidates who would teach and direct our Immigration Law Clinic, as well as courses in one or more of the following: Immigration Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Race and the Law, Contracts, Environmental Law, Labor and Employment Law, Patent Law, Professional Responsibility, and Tax Law. As director of the Immigration Law Clinic, the successful candidate will provide instruction to students regarding the substance and practice of immigration law through representation of immigrants in the SouthCoast Massachusetts area.
Minimum qualifications: Candidates must have a law degree, a strong academic record, prior law school clinical teaching experience, and demonstrated potential to produce outstanding scholarship.
Preferred qualifications: Prior immigration law clinical teaching experience, relevant professional experience with immigration law issues (e.g., deportation defense, family reunification, political asylum, juvenile assistance, and representation of survivors of violence), published scholarship, and experience or interest in teaching a doctrinal course in one or more of our other curricular needs (identified above) are preferred. In addition, candidates should be licensed, or eligible to become licensed, in Massachusetts. All interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references via our hiring portal:
Please note that applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis; employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.
The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Appointments Committee will be interviewing qualified candidates in person and virtually. For more information about this position, contact the Appointments Committee Chair, Prof. Liz McCuskey, at [email protected].
Effective September 27, 2021, all members of the campus community must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an approved exemption on medical or religious grounds. Individuals with approved exemptions must wear face coverings in public indoor settings on campus and submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test on a weekly basis.
Advertised: 21 Sep 2021 Eastern Daylight Time