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Full-Time Teaching Faculty: School of Law (Legal Skills)

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Type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Faculty

 

Overview:

Quinnipiac University's School of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Legal Skills to teach in the first-year legal writing and research program starting in August 2020. Legal Skills is a year-long required course for which students earn two graded credit hours per semester. The teaching load is approximately 40 students. The position may also involve occasional opportunities to teach advanced research and writing.

The position is not tenure-track, but can ultimately lead to renewable multi-year contracts. Assistant Professors of Legal Skills receive 9.5-month contracts, which are presumptively renewable after five years and a faculty vote, if teaching performance and the law school’s instructional needs continue at the same level. Promotion to Associate Professor and Professor of Legal Skills is also possible with excellent performance. Assistant Professors of Legal Skills are entitled to vote on all matters other than the hiring, promotion, or tenure of tenure-track faculty. Assistant Professors of Legal Skills are expected to participate in the governance and intellectual life of the law school.

About the School:

The School of Law, located on the University’s North Haven graduate campus, offers a full program of basic and elective courses to both full-time and part-time students. Students wishing to gain extensive exposure to a given practice area may customize their course of study to earn certificates in one or more of eight concentrations (including tax law and intellectual property). Students gain practical exposure to the law through a variety of clinical and experiential opportunities (including the nation’s oldest continuing-operating tax clinic). The school offers a wide array of extracurricular activities, including three student-edited law reviews (The Quinnipiac Law Review, the Probate Law Journal and the Health Law Journal). The School of Law is ABA accredited and a member of the AALS.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment, and a strong sense of community. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach Legal Skills, a year-long required course for students
  • Provide academic and career advising and mentoring  to students
  • Create an engaging and interactive classroom environment for students
  • Participate in the governance and intellectual life of the law school

Education Requirements:

  • JD required

Qualifications:

  • Several years' experience teaching legal writing is strongly preferred
  • Some legal experience, such as judicial clerking or practice, required
  • Excellent academic record
  • Demonstrated writing ability
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.

TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form. Questions about the position can be directed to Neal Feigenson, Chair, Quinnipiac University School of Law, LW-FAC, 275 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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