Professor of Law

University of Connecticut
Law School

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Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Search #: 496097
Work type: Full-time
Location: Law School
Categories: Faculty Tenure Track


The University of Connecticut School of Law invites applications from lateral candidates for two full-time tenured faculty positions commencing in the fall of 2022. Although we will consider candidates with a range of curricular and scholarly expertise, subject areas of particular interest include business law, civil procedure, constitutional law, and environmental/administrative law. Any successful candidate will have an outstanding record of professional accomplishments commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Professor, with the opportunity for tenure at hire.

The UConn School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty. We welcome applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other individuals underrepresented in the legal academy, as well as candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our community.

UConn Law is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, offering a professional education of the highest quality. The Law School is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Its Gothic Revival campus is located in the West End of Hartford, a few miles from the state capitol and courts. The school has both day and evening divisions, and offers JD (Juris Doctor), LLM (Master of Laws), and SJD (Doctor of Laws) degrees, as well as several dual degrees. The UConn Law faculty includes leading scholars, experienced practitioners, and internationally known experts in a wide range of fields. The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and service engagement with the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • A J.D. degree or equivalent terminal degree in a related field
  • A record of outstanding achievement in scholarship, teaching, and service
  • A demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the legal academy and/or profession

  • A national reputation in the candidate’s field of expertise
  • Active participation in relevant scholarly and/or professional communities
  • An interest in programmatic and pedagogical innovation
  • Demonstrated expertise and ability to teach effectively in one or more areas that may include, but are not limited to, any of the following: business law, civil procedure, constitutional law, and environmental/administrative law

    These are full-time appointments for tenured positions. Applicants must meet University requirements for appointment at the rank of Full Professor, with tenure. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.


    Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


    Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A letter of interest,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Scholarship statement,
  • Teaching statement,
  • Commitment to diversity statement,
  • Sample journal articles or books
  • Names and contact information for three (3) letters of reference.
  • Any questions about application materials may be directed to the appointments committee chair, Susan Schmeiser, at [email protected].

    At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

    This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Advertised: Feb 10 2022 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Aug 09 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


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    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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