Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice and Inclusive Excellence Fellow, Sturm College of Law

Employer
University of Denver
Location
Denver, USA, Colorado
Salary
Negotiable

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Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Department Summary

A national leader in experiential learning, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law features an innovative and highly respected legal writing program currently ranked #6 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Located in a dynamic and beautiful urban setting, the Sturm College of Law has an outstanding and diverse student body, a motivated and highly professional staff, a faculty that includes some of the most accomplished legal scholars in the nation, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains. The University of Denver and the Sturm College of Law are strongly committed to diversity and inclusivity, to equality of opportunity, and to beneficial change in legal education and the legal profession.

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver Law) is a nationally ranked leader in experiential learning, with Top 20 programs in legal writing, clinical training, trial advocacy, and tax law. Located in one of the nations most dynamic and beautiful cities, Denver Law features an outstanding and diverse student body, a motivated and highly professional staff, a faculty that includes some of the most accomplished legal scholars in the nation, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains.

Position Summary

The Sturm College of Law seeks to hire a dedicated and innovative individual to join its nationally recognized Lawyering Process Program as a Visiting Assistant Professor of the Practice and Inclusive Excellence Fellow, with particular regard for candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach a first‐year, two‐semester course as part of the law schools nationally recognized Lawyering Process Program, which trains students in the foundational elements of legal research and writing, document drafting, and professional practice skills. Professional mentorship will be provided by faculty members in the Lawyering Process Program, who are national leaders in the field of legal writing, with the goal of supporting the teaching, research, and public engagement of candidates interested in entering the legal academy.

The successful candidate would be expected to commence employment no later than August 1, 2022. This is a one-year, benefited appointment with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Essential Functions

Teach a first‐year, two‐semester course as part of the law schools nationally recognized Lawyering Process Program, which exposes students to the foundational elements of legal research and writing, document drafting, and professional practice skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods.
  • Outstanding teaching skills.
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.

Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor or equivalent degree(s) from an accredited law school
  • Excellent legal research, analysis, reasoning, writing, and communication skills
  • At least two years of legal practice experience
  • A commitment to inclusive teaching methods designed to effectively engage a diverse student population
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number:
    The salary grade for the position is UC.

    Salary Range:
    The salary range for this position is $72,500.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

    Benefits:
    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Please include the following documents with your application:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Three (3) references

    The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

    All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

    Organization

    Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities.

    The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

    The University offers:

    Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

    Collaborative, Experiential Learning

    Our students work closely with faculty, peers and members of the community on projects, research and fieldwork. They cross disciplines to discover new perspectives and approaches to problem solving.

    In and out of the classroom, our students learn by doing, whether they're collecting data in the field or putting theory into practice in a clinical setting.

    The University of Denver Culture

    Across the University of Denver’s many divisions, departments, and offices, supervisors are searching for new employees who strive to excel and innovate, prize integrity, and who value the opportunity to engage with the community.  The University is always looking for creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who want to know more and do more.

    At the University of Denver, our culture is steeped in ethics and social responsibility. As a result, our faculty and students represent a wide array of perspectives and enjoy the healthy dialogue that grows out of diversity. University of Maryland, Baltimore

    For all their differences, the members of our community are united by a common purpose: They're determined to confront society's most pressing challenges—everything from world health and the global economy to access to education.

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