Assistant/Associate Professor - Law

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

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Job no: 510000
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Faculty

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
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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