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Adjunct Professor of Law

William & Mary
William & Mary

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Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Adjunct Professor of Law

Unit Mission Statement:

William & Mary Law School provides an exceptional education for tomorrow’s lawyers. As the nation’s first law school, we maintain an enduring tradition of intellectual and professional excellence. We improve legal systems here and abroad through a commitment to the classroom, influential scholarship, and service to the public. Our students become highly skilled advocates, ready to serve their clients and their communities with thoughtful engagement and unwavering integrity. We recognize the challenges of our history and our responsibility to pursue the realization of justice through the rule of law. Above all, we strive to be a diverse and close-knit community, inclusive in the broadest sense and defined by a shared commitment to the rigorous and open-minded study of the law.

Position Summary:

The William & Mary Law School is recruiting a pool of adjunct faculty to teach one or more courses within the Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), and Master of Legal Studies (M.L.S.) residential and online programs.

Adjunct faculty serve a vital role within the Law School and are valued members of the community. Under the guidance of the Assistant Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, adjunct faculty design and teach courses, facilitate course activities, provide students with timely feedback, and grade assignments and exams. Adjunct faculty are provided with professional learning opportunities and are invited to attend on-campus events.

Adjunct duties include:

  • Prepare the syllabus and relevant material for course delivery
  • Provide students with timely and specific feedback
  • Grade assignments and exams in a timely manner and no later than by the deadline set by the law school
  • Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours
  • Offer weekly office hours for individual or group consultation
  • Submit final grades according to William & Mary policy and the individual program calendars
  • Submit end-of-semester feedback and reflection form
  • Maintain frequent and open communication with William & Mary faculty and staff through email, mail, telephone, and any other medium deemed appropriate

Additional duties for online adjunct faculty:

  • Prepare the syllabus and, with the support of Instructional Designers, design the relevant course modules
  • Use the learning management system (Blackboard)
  • Work within William & Mary specific online policies and procedures
  • Review course content, activities, and assignments prior to the term start date
  • Meet all designated course instruction guidelines

Required Qualifications:

Please make sure your cover letter and CV or resume clearly indicate how you meet the following required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, Juris Doctor or equivalent, or other graduate degree directly related to the discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Expertise and relevant professional and/or instructional experience in general law education, compliance law, finance law, environmental law, healthcare law, or technology law (including AI and privacy).
  • Previous experience providing instruction to adult learners in an academic or corporate setting.
  • Demonstrated communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Please make sure your cover letter and CV or resume clearly indicate whether you meet any of the preferred qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree directly related to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Previous teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Computer proficiency and experience using Blackboard or other online learning platforms.

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Special Application Instructions:

Candidates interested in future openings should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. This pool will be utilized on an as-needed basis. Your application will remain active as long as this pool is available. Once closed, you must resubmit your application to the most current pool. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Benefits Summary Statement:

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

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