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Adjunct Faculty, Law

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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About Hofstra:

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.

Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.

Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Adjunct Faculty, Law

Position Number:



School of Law

Full-Time or Part-Time:



The mission of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law is to prepare, challenge and inspire our students to make a difference in the world while we advance important ideas through the legal academy, the profession and society — making an impact of our own. Since 1970, Hofstra Law has provided more than 13,000 students with an education rich in both the theory and experiential skills needed to produce outstanding lawyers, business executives, and community leaders.The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is pleased to invite applications for adjunct faculty positions in a broad range of substantive areas for the 2024-25 academic year including, but not limited to:Arts, Entertainment, or Media LawCommercial LawConstruction LawCriminal ProcedureEducation LawEvidenceFoundational LawyeringInternational LawLaw & TechnologyReal Estate TaxAdditionally, the Law School is pleased to invite proposals for unusual or innovative courses not being currently taught. This is a part-time position.Our adjunct faculty benefit from being part of an active, engaged and diverse law school community of scholars and teachers. All adjunct faculty are warmly encouraged to participate in our workshops, conferences, and other aspects of academic life at the Law School and at the University.


· A JD degree is required.· At least five years of professional experience in the related subject matter.· Candidates must demonstrate a strong record of excellence in teaching, scholarship and/or practical experience in their field of expertise.· Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Quals Summary:

· Candidates who have previous experience teaching in a law school are preferred.

Special Instructions:

Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: a letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Successful candidates will be required to provide official academic transcripts and professional letters of recommendation.All other questions can be directed to Ashira Ostrow, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Due to volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted to participate in additional application processes as specific needs arise.


Open until filled

Tenure Track:


Date Posted:


EEO Statement:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Salary/Salary Range:

$2,500-$3,000 per credit


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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