Professor of Practice and Legal Writing Instructor (2022)

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Professor of Practice and Legal Writing Instructor (2022)

Location:
Lexington, Virginia
Open Date:
May 19, 2022
Description:

Washington & Lee University School of Law invites applications for the position of Professor of Practice.  This member of our full-time faculty will be one of three professors who constitute the Legal Writing Program at W&L Law.  Responsibilities of the position include teaching two sections of first-year legal writing each semester while working collaboratively with other faculty in the program to maintain a modern curriculum in this subject matter.

The Professor of Practice position is a nine-month contractual position with teaching responsibilities beginning annually in mid-August and ending in mid-May.  The initial appointment to the position will be for a two-year term, with eligibility for a longer-term appointment thereafter.  The anticipated starting salary for the nine-month position is $85,000. 


Qualifications:

In addition to holding a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited school, candidates for the position must have at least two to three years of post-J.D. experience in a position or positions requiring substantial legal writing.  We seek in particular candidates who are enthused about working closely with students in the development of this critical skill.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

 


Application Instructions:

Interested individuals should submit a statement of interest (cover letter), CV and a list of three contact references through the Interfolio portal at http://apply.interfolio.com/107216.

The position is open until filled and applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning June 6, 2022.

 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

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About W&L

Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world. 
 
Our historic campus, situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, is home to a vibrant, welcoming community distinguished by an entirely student-run Honor System that pushes students to take responsibility and realize their potential as citizens, peers and leaders. 
 
With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L offers incredible opportunity for those with incredible potential. Every voice matters at W&L because our core values of honor, integrity and civility are fundamental to our culture and they influence the thoughtful ways our students and faculty approach every conversation.
 
W&L’s Mission Statement
Washington and Lee University provides a liberal arts education that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically, and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.

Employee Benefits and Paid Time Off
Washington and Lee offers an extensive range of health care and life insurance benefits, retirement options, educational assistance programs, wellness programs, and work/life initiatives to serve our staff and faculty. We are committed to providing a competitive benefit package to attract and retain exceptional employees. For an overview of offerings for full-time benefit eligible employees, see the Benefits Guidebook and additional information about paid time off, educational grants, and our home loan program.
 
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
 

 

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