Assistant Teaching Professor/Legal Skills
- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- North Dartmouth, MA
- Faculty Jobs
- Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
- Position Type
- Assistant Professor
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Job no: 518162
Work type: Faculty Full Time
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW – DARTMOUTH
Assistant Teaching Professor
The University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth invites applications from persons interested in teaching Legal Skills I and II courses in which students develop abilities in legal research, writing, analysis, and advocacy. Legal Skills I and II are part of the law school’s core first-year curriculum. Teaching Professors may apply to teach a summer course for additional compensation subject to the law school’s curricular needs and may apply for summer research stipends subject to the law school’s standard selection process for all faculty members. The position will begin in July 2023. Applicants must be available to teach in the day and evening/weekend divisions as needed.
The law school’s mission emphasizes public service and access to legal education. The law school seeks to prepare students to practice law in a competent and ethical manner while serving the community. We offer a robust legal education program that includes nine required credits of legal skills, including six in the first year at credit hours equal to other first-year courses, an upper-level writing requirement, simulated practice courses, in-house and off-campus clinical programs, and a field placement program under the guidance of experienced practitioners.
Minimum qualifications: Applicants must have a law degree, strong academic credentials, and previous law teaching experience.
Preferred qualifications: We prefer applicants with experience teaching legal writing and demonstrated potential to produce scholarship.
To apply please submit an application package including (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the contact information for three professional references, (4) two anonymized samples of feedback on student work (if available), (5) a copy of prior student evaluations (if available), and (6) a writing sample.
UMass Law is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups who will add diversity to the Law School Community.
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on all potential employees.
UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:
75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays
Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
Benefits for Faculty Federation Union-Faculty Federation
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.Important Notice!
UMass Dartmouth requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all faculty, staff, and students who wish to work, live, learn or physically come to campus. Read More.
The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Advertised: 21 Mar 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.
UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford.
While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.
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