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Visiting Professor of Law

United States Air Force Academy
Colorado, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 28, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Law at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers an undergraduate Legal Studies Program.  We seek a career employee from a U.S. graduate or undergraduate institution of higher education or government agency to fill a ~10.94 month position as a visiting faculty member to teach, among other things, an undergraduate Business Law course.  This visiting position will be from 29 June 2020 to 27 May 2021.  The Legal Studies Department is particularly interested in welcoming a visiting professor to teach Business Law.  However, interested applicants with other subject matter expertise are invited to send a cover letter and current curriculum vitae for consideration.  U.S. citizenship is required.

In addition to being a full-time career employee at an academic institution or federal agency, applicants must have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school and at least five years full-time teaching experience.  Preference will be given to experience teaching Business Law and related courses as well as on-going scholarship and practice-related activities.  Visiting faculty responsibilities in addition to teaching include development, review, and assessment of related learning outcomes, the Department of Law courses and programs, and engagement with students and faculty.

The Air Force Academy will reimburse the home institution/agency for salary and the employer's contribution for basic fringe benefits such as health and life insurance, retirement, and social security.  Additionally, the Academy will pay round trip travel and transportation expenses in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations.  Limited relocation expenses include mileage reimbursement for personal transportation and movement of household goods/personal effects not to exceed 18,000 pounds.  Housing is available on or off the Academy grounds, but is at the visiting faculty member’s expense.  Teaching expectations are negotiable, but would likely involve three courses both fall and spring semesters teaching sections of about 20 cadets.  Course topics are also negotiable, but would include a Business Law course for Legal Studies, Management, and other majors (juniors and seniors).  The successful applicant will also teach the core (required) course, Law for Air Force Officers; a survey course covering topics such as criminal and constitutional law, law of armed conflict, jurisprudence, and legal tools of military discipline.  The person selected may also teach upper-level law courses as part of the Legal Studies major.  Further information about the Department of Law’s courses and extracurricular programs is at:

The U.S. Air Force Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities.  The Air Force believes that diversity is essential to accomplishing its mission.  The Air Force Academy highly values individuals who have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with and help develop individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.  For the Air Force, diversity encompasses: personal life experiences, geographic background, socioeconomic background, cultural knowledge, educational background, work background, language abilities, physical abilities, philosophical/spiritual perspectives, age, race, ethnicity, and gender.

Email applications are preferred and should contain: A current curriculum vitae, list of three references, and a cover letter.  Please send them to Professor Chad Austin at or Department of Law, 2354 Fairchild Drive, USAF Academy, CO 80840.  Applications are due by 1600 MST on 23 September 2019.  Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled.  For more information, please contact Professor Chad Austin at: or 719-333-3680.

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