Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law

Employer
Wake Forest University
Location
Winston Salem, NC

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Faculty Jobs
Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

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Job Description Summary

Wake Forest University School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to teach criminal law and procedure and evidence.

Job Description:

Wake Forest University School of Law – Criminal Law and Procedure and Evidence Professor

Job Description Summary

Wake Forest University School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to teach criminal law and procedure and evidence.

Job Qualifications

Applicants should possess a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school. The potential to engage in high quality research and teaching is required. Experience in the practice of criminal law and criminal procedure is preferred.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted in a single document including: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of three references.

Technical questions regarding the application process should be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu or by calling 336-758-4700 and asking for a member of the university’s recruitment team. Questions regarding the positions should be addressed to the co-chairs of the appointments committee, Meghan Boone and Sid Shapiro at lawfacultyhiring@wfu.edu.

Wake Forest University

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. With over 5,400 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since its founding, the University has adopted the motto Pro Humanitate, which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. For more information, visit: https://about.wfu.edu/.

Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina. A family-friendly city with high quality schools, a wide selection of restaurants and shops, outdoor recreational activities, and numerous special events, it is known for its vibrant and thriving arts and innovation scenes. Residents enjoy proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, and a very reasonable cost of living. Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a small town. For more information, visit: www.visitwinstonsalem.com.

The School of Law

The School of Law at Wake Forest University, which was established in 1894, has grown in prominence and is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, currently ranked #22 in the overall U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings and #5 in Legal Writing.

The mission of Wake Forest Law is to advance the cause of justice by creating knowledge and educating students to meet the legal needs of the world with confidence, character, and creativity. We instill in students a respect for the law, a devotion to the ideal of service, and a commitment to professional values. We educate students from around the world in a richly diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

The school offers seven clinics including clinics focused on appellate advocacy, environmental law, criminal law, intellectual property, and veteran’s issues. Students can also get involved in more than 30 student organizations, and three legal journals: the Wake Forest Law Review, the Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law, and the Journal of Law and Policy. The law school also offers a semester in Washington, D.C., as well as a summer study abroad program in Venice.

Since 2017, Wake Forest Law has housed the North Carolina Business Court, joining only a select number of law schools in the nation that contain a working court. The court provides an excellent forum for students to see an actual working court in action as the majority of the hearings are open to the public.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence to applicable laws and as provided by Wake Forest University policies, Wake Forest University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability, and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all demographic groups to apply.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Company

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (www.visitwinstonsalem.com).

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