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.
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The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Advertised: 21 Mar 2023 Eastern Daylight Time