Faculty/Academic StaffMajor Administrative Unit / College:
Michigan State University College Of LawDepartment:
Juris Doctorate Programs 40001138Sub Area:
FAS- Fac./Acad StaffSalary:
Salary Commensurate with ExperienceLocation:
Administrative/Business/Professional, Education/Training, Advising/Counseling, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Ast Prof/Asc Professor - Fixed Term
The College of Law seeks an Assistant or AssociateProfessor to join its legal writing program of six highly experienced professors, including a full-time writing specialist. Writing professors typically teach two sections of legal writing each semester. However, professors may have the opportunity to teach other courses depending on interest and the Law College’s needs.
Writing professors participate fully in the Law College. They attend faculty meetings and participate in faculty governance, may receive summer research stipends, attend conferences, and employ student evaluators and research assistants.
Legal writing at MSU College of Law is a coordinated program. Professors work from a roughly common syllabus and use the same books. Professors meet regularly and share materials. Fall semester’s three-credit course meets twice a week. Within those class periods, writing professors teach objective legal writing and analysis, Law College librarians teach research, and the writing specialist offers seminars on grammar, punctuation, and style. Depending on student and professor interest, objective writing may be taught in content-specific sections. Spring semester’s two-credit course meets once a week and covers appellate advocacy, based on a program-wide appellate problem. Outside class times, the writing specialist continues to offer support in grammar, punctuation, and style.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
- J.D. or Ph.D. in related discipline.
- Strong academic credentials.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
- Excellent analytical and writing mechanics.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience working with computer applications including legal databases.
- Teaching and practice experience.
Required Application Materials
Qualified applicants should submit:
- A Cover Letter
- Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- A short professional biography
Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
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MSU Law is a diverse and inclusive learning community with around 700 students, 55 faculty members, 50 staff members, 5 librarians, and 7 legal clinics. We offer nationally ranked programs in Intellectual Property and Trial Advocacy, an acclaimed Indigenous Law and Policy Center, as well as the Animal Legal and Historical Web Center. Faculty members lead the academic dialogue in a wide range of fields, including social justice, innovation, and business and regulatory law.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Advertised: Sep 7, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 7, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time