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Legal Skills Professor - Legal Writing/ Drafting

University of Florida

Legal Skills Professor - Legal Writing/ Drafting

Job No: 528290
Work Type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Legal/Audit Services/Compliance
Department: 24010300 - LW-ASSOC DEAN-ACADEMIC

Job Description

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Job Description:
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW welcomes applications from candidates interested in teaching first-year Legal Writing courses and upper-level Legal Drafting courses at the Levin College of Law. Successful candidates will be appointed as nine-month, non-tenure-track Legal Skills Professors and join a faculty committed to innovation and leadership in legal writing and experiential learning more broadly.

Legal Skills Professors participate fully in Levin College of Law governance and committee work. After three years of successful teaching and service, Legal Skills Professors are eligible for promotion and five-year, presumptively-renewable contracts. Legal Skills Professors do not have scholarship responsibilities, but they are encouraged to participate in the scholarly life of the law school and are provided with professional development funds. Legal Skills Professors on nine-month contracts are also eligible for generous summer research stipends to support scholarly projects.

Successful candidates will have strong legal writing skills, a commitment to excellence in teaching, demonstrated ability to work as part of a faculty team, and enthusiasm for creating an inclusive environment for all students. Application materials should include a cover letter and a resume with at least three references. Materials may be uploaded at The Appointments Committee will also review the AALS Faculty Appointments Registrar. For further information, applicants may contact Associate Dean Silvia Menendez at

The Levin College of Law fosters a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, disability, and veteran status in all aspects of employment.

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Minimum Requirements:

JD from an accredited law school, strong research and writing skills, and 1-3 years of teaching experience or 3-5 years of law practice experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching legal writing and other skills courses.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and names of at least three references. Candidates who have teaching experience will be asked to provide teaching evaluations.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: 31 Dec 2023

To apply, visit

The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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