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Clinical Instructor, Legal Studies, 3-year Renewable Contract

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Clinical Instructor, Legal Studies, 3-year Renewable Contract


206501 - "ECON., FIN. & LEG. STUDIES"

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Responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Legal Studies. Will teach 12 credit hours per semester. Service as befitting an individual at the level of Instructor.

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The Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies at The University of Alabama invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Instructor beginning August 16, 2022. Responsibilities will include teaching large undergraduate lecture sections of Legal Environment of Business. The course examines the role of the law on all aspects of business ownership and management, including topics such as legal ethics, court procedures, torts, contracts, consumer law, property law, employment law, environmental law, and international law. Responsibilities may also include teaching additional legal studies courses, as well as performing service as assigned by the Department, College, and University.

This is a non-tenure earning position renewable for three-year periods at the discretion of the University with no promise of continued employment beyond any three-year contract period. Salary is competitive.

Minimum qualifications are a law degree or a degree in a closely related field. Prior experience teaching large lecture sections is preferred.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. The posting is expected to remain open until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online at Candidates must attach a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vita that includes a list of three references, a teaching philosophy statement, documentation of teaching effectiveness and a diversity statement. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed to [email protected] Review of applicants will begin immediately. The candidate selected for the position will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation.

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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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Any required documents not attached will disqualify your application. Please attach the following required documents to the appropriate link:

  • Cover letter describing interest in the position
  • CV that includes a list of three references
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Document of teaching effectiveness (attach to the “Other Document 1” link)
  • Diversity statement

If submitting further documentation, please attach to the “Other Document 2” or “Other Document 3” links under Optional Applicant Documents.

Three letters of recommendation should be emailed to [email protected]


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The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

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The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

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The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
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