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Director, Health Law Program, School of Law

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Director, Health Law Program, School of Law

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, a top-tier law school with an international reputation, is a community of leading legal scholars, teachers, students, and alumni, dedicated to providing one of the finest legal educations in the world. Since our doors opened in 1872, we have admitted qualified men and women, without regard to race, gender, or religion. The breadth and depth of our curriculum and scholarship as well as our innovative spirit are distinctive in American legal education.

Boston University School of Law is accepting applications for the position of Director of the Health Law Program and Lecturer of Law. The Director will help manage and grow the program, ensure a quality student experience, maintain our USNWR ranking, and conduct employer outreach to improve graduate career outcomes, as well as manage and expand our grant applications. The Director will report jointly to the Health Law Program Faculty at the Boston University School of Law, School of Public Health, and affiliates, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The Director will provide administrative and curricular support to three doctrinal and 2 clinical faculty at LAW along with several affiliated faculty at the School of Public Health and faculty across campus from the Questrom School of Management to the BU School of Medicine. The Health Law Program is ranked in the top 5 of USNWR health law programs and covers the full spectrum of health law, from finances to human rights.

The Director will enrich the student experience for Health Law students at Boston University by:

  • Leading a coherent and well-mentored student experience in Health Law, coordinating with admissions, student affairs, career development, student organizations, bench & bar, and alumni at LAW and SPH
  • Supporting full-time teaching Health Law faculty in enhancing Health Law classes, including guest speakers and curriculum coordination
  • Liaising with the non-full time Health Law faculty (adjuncts), including assisting to select, train, evaluate, support, and retain excellent adjuncts in collaboration with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Leading student mentoring for joint degree programs in Health Law, including JD-MPH, JD-MBA Health Sector
  • Coordinating faculty/student programming, including a health law mentorship and externships
  • Leading health law communications and cultivating relationships with multiple audiences, including all members of the BU community and local and national health law attorneys
  • Grants management
  • May serve as the instructor of record for one colloquium class per year, engage in research, writing, and presentation in areas of health law research and/or conduct data analysis

Required Skills

This is a full-time non-tenure track visiting appointment to a three-year initial 12 month term contract, with the possibility of successive appointments as funding allows. Successful candidates will have a JD and strong oral and written communication skills. Teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring law students or junior attorneys is highly desirable. Knowledge of health law or biotechnology preferred.

How to Apply:


Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume before March 1, 2022 to Kevin Outterson at Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02215. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to [email protected]. This is a three-year, fully grant-funded position that may be extended or renewed if funding allows.

To learn more about the law school, visit our website at

Since we opened our doors in 1872, Boston University School of Law has been committed to admitting and building our classes without regard to race, gender, or religion. We are dedicated to building a just, inclusive, and engaged community of faculty and students. We have more work to do to make our environment more just. Boston University School of Law is committed not only to the ideals of faculty diversity and inclusion but also to the work of creating and implementing practices that combat exclusion and inequity by race, gender, gender identity, disability status, religion, or other identities subject to historical subordination. We strive to foster a more inclusive intellectual culture that represents and encourages a broad range of intellectual traditions and approaches to the law. We welcome expressions of interest from applicants of all identities, intellectual traditions, and perspectives.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

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