Assistant Professor in Law
Type of Position
Position Time Status
Tenure Track Status
J.D. or equivalent law degree
Required Related Experience
Evidence of excellence or potential for excellence in teaching and
in scholarly productivity in one of the need areas listed
THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for
three, entry-level, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of
Assistant Professor, beginning in the Fall of 2020. The College is
seeking to fill needs in almost any area of law. Some key areas
include Business Associations, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Family
Law, Property, Securities Regulation, and Trusts and Estates.
However, we are also interested in considering candidates who teach
and/or research in other areas that are not included in this sample
list of priorities. The College of Law is an important part of a
major research university and offers a collegial and supportive
atmosphere for its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should
have a J.D. or equivalent law degree, a record of high academic
achievement, and a demonstrated potential for excellence in
teaching and in scholarly productivity. Salary for this position
will be commensurate with experience.
To be considered, applicants must apply through the University of
Kentucky’s Integrated Employment System. There are three Assistant
Professor postings open within the College of Law for Fall 2020.
Applicants for this position are highly encouraged to apply to all
three postings (listed under requisition numbers FE01978, FE01981
and FE02006). These positions are identical and per University
policy, an application must be submitted for each individual job in
order to be considered for hire.
Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. Please
also include contact information for at least three references when
prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to
solicit recommendation letters from your references within the
employment system. Applications will be reviewed and accepted until
the position is filled.
If you have questions concerning the position, please contact
Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lexington is in the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally
acclaimed cultural landscape, and in close proximity to Louisville
and Cincinnati. It is a community of 300,000 and is distinguished
by its rating as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the
nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young
professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost
of living (KPMG LLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes).
More information on Lexington is available at
http://www.visitlex.com and http://www.aceweekly.com.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled
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workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in
an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a
community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and
perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the
well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a
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Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans,
individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to
consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass
pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky
Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background
check and/or drug screen.