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Visiting Professor/Law School

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

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Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 523855
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions, Faculty


Visiting Professors – Civil Procedure

Position Announcement

UMass Law welcomes applications for two Visiting Professor positions to begin July 1, 2024.

Successful candidates will teach Civil Procedure in fall 2024 and spring 2025, as well as one or more additional courses to be determined based on candidate experience and the law school’s needs. Applicants must be able to teach in the day and evening/weekend divisions as needed. The contract term will run from July 1, 2024 to May 31, 2025.

UMass Law is the Commonwealth’s only public law school. We are dedicated to providing an excellent and affordable legal education and to improving the quality and reach of justice in the Commonwealth and beyond. The law school’s mission emphasizes public service and access to legal education. 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.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants must have a law degree, strong academic credentials, and demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.

Preferred qualifications: We prefer applicants with relevant law school teaching experience.

To apply, please submit an application package including (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three professional references, and (4) a copy of prior student evaluations (if available).

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, qualifications, and how to apply, please contact Shaun Spencer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at

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
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • And More!

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.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin June 18, 2024, and will be ongoing.

Advertised: 18 Jun 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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