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Clinical Assistant Professor

Employer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location
Chapel Hill, NC

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Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Department:

School of Law - 360001

Posting Open Date:

07/28/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Appointment Type:

Fixed Term Faculty

Vacancy ID:

FAC0004132

Full-time/Part-time:

Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week:

40

FTE:

1

Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience

Proposed Start Date:

07/01/2023

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

As North Carolina’s flagship law school, we are profoundly committed to providing service to our state and its diverse population, representing diversity of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression and identity, ideology, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, educational and cultural backgrounds, work experiences and veterans’ status. We embrace the communities we serve in North Carolina and beyond and are committed to providing a welcoming environment for our students who reflect these communities. People with diverse backgrounds enrich our school, the ways we teach and learn, how we navigate within the legal profession, and how we treat those we serve. The diversity of our faculty, staff, and students improves the law school’s educational experience by allowing us to share different perspectives and ideas, foster productive conversations, and deepen our understanding of what it means to be a lawyer-leader. For more information about the UNC School of Law, visit our website: www.law.unc.edu.

Position Summary:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law invites applications for one full time clinical faculty appointment, to begin in 2023, in the law school’s Writing and Learning Resources Center. The Center operates a two-semester, six-credit, first year legal research and writing program (RRWA, for Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy) plus an academic-support and bar-preparation program.

The individual selected should expect to do the following:

  • receive an initial three year, nine month appointment subject to long term contract renewal, compliant with ABA Accreditation Standard 405c;
  • teach either two seminar sized sections of RRWA per semester or one RRWA section plus an upper-level writing or bar-preparation course; and
  • serve on faculty committees and participate in faculty governance.

UNC School of Law particularly encourages applications from groups traditionally under-represented in law school teaching.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Candidates must have the following:

  • a J.D. earned with an outstanding academic record;
  • bar admission plus either practice or clerkship experience; and
  • willingness to work collaboratively with fellow professors, particularly in teaching RRWA.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Also valuable is experience in teaching, counseling, or academic support work.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Submit a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references.

Applicants are also welcome, but not required, to submit an optional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (“DEI”) Statement describing how they have contributed to DEI in the past and/or how they envision contributing to DEI at UNC School of Law. Contributions to DEI can take various forms, such as public service, mentoring, or scholarship, and do not need to be linked in any way to a candidate’s personal identity.

Organization

The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.


Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television. housing.unc.edu

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid. studentaid.unc.edu

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services. www.unc.edu/depts/career

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI. www.unc.edu/cci

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas. www.unc.edu/depts/abroad

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies. www.unc.edu/depts/honors

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them! www.unc.edu/depts/union/student/listintr.htm

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