Rutgers Law School seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position teaching in the Legal Analysis, Writing & Research (“LAWR”) program at its Camden location starting in the 2019-20 academic year. The successful candidate will be hired as an assistant, associate, or full Clinical Professor, depending on experience. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We are especially eager to receive applications from candidates who contribute to the diversity of our faculty, including, but not limited to, people of color, people living with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community.
The primary teaching responsibility of this faculty position is the year-long 5-credit first-year LAWR course series. Each professor teaches approximately 35-40 students per semester, divided in two sections. The course series integrtaes legal analysis, research, advocacy, and communication skills, with client representation. Professors employ upper-level students as teaching fellows, who assist in a variety of ways as determined by the professor. Faculty teaching these courses enjoy considerable autonomy in syllabus design, type and nature of assignments, deadlines, and methodology for providing individualized feedback on drafts and in conferences.
Teaching responsibilities further include one other course whose context is flexible and determined by the professor’s interests as well as the law school’s curricular needs. Summer teaching is often available for additional compensation but is not guaranteed.
Clinical faculty are also expected to engage in scholarship and to develop a body of work in their chosen area of inquiry. The law school supports this work with funds for conferences, peer review, research support, and the availability of sabbaticals. Clinical faculty participate in law school governance including committee service. They are also encouraged to participate in the national discourse community as part of their expected service work. Service outside of the field is common among faculty teaching in the LAWR course series.
Minimum Education and Experience:
JD from an ABA-accredited law school; three or more years of legal practice, including clerkship(s) if any; a strong writing background; and a demonstrated interest in teaching legal writing. Candidates should also have a sense of how they might contribute to scholarly dialogue.
Posting Number: 18FA0798
Location: Rutgers University-Camden
Internal Number: 79592
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.