This position is a full-time, tenure-track, appointment, commencing in August 2019, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Justice Center, College of Health, University of Alaska Anchorage. The appointment period is nine months, from August to May, each academic year.
This position is responsible for: (1) teaching, and, (2) providing professional service to the university, to the profession/discipline, and to the community. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate legal studies courses on a variety of substantive and skills-based topics in legal studies and to serve as liaison with the Alaska legal community, developing career, service, and internship opportunities for students. The standard instructional workload is 4 courses per semester. Experience practicing criminal law is preferred, but not required.
UAA is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We especially encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body. UAA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected status.
The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska Legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice and law-related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate and professional education; conducts research in the areas of justice, law, and crime; and, provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society. It houses an organized research unit, comprehensive academic programs in Justice and in Legal Studies, and the Alaska Justice Information Center. The Justice Center’s academic programs include a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, a minor in Legal Studies, an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Justice, and a minor in Justice. All four Legal Studies programs are approved by the American Bar Association. The Center has very strong partnerships with Alaska’s justice and law practitioner community and is committed to community-based participatory service and research. For more information about the Justice Center, see the website at: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-health/departments/justice-center/.
Required Experience: Minimum of three years' experience in the practice of law, and have worked with or as a paralegal or other nonlawyer legal professional.
Preference will be given to applicants who:
Are active members of a state bar association with depth of legal practice experience,
Demonstrate breadth of knowledge in diverse substantive areas of law,
Show evidence of teaching effectiveness or commitment to high impact teaching practices,
Have knowledge of or experience with Alaska law,
Demonstrate knowledge or experience in criminal law,
Are experienced in the supervision of paralegals or other non-lawyer legal professionals,
Demonstrate a commitment to enhancing and promoting engagement with diverse populations and cultures, and
Demonstrate a commitment to their continued professional growth.
Encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body.
Education/Training: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school approved by the American Bar Association as of the degree date, be a member in good standing of the Alaska Bar Association or of the bar association of another state.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 510591
About University of Alaska Anchorage
The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice?related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society.