Assistant Professor of Law - College of Law (6345)


Position Description Summary

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for an anticipated opening for an entry-level tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2021. Duties include engaging in high quality research and teaching, as well as being an active participant in law school and university service.

We will consider candidates with a broad range of teaching and research interests, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one first-year course (which may include Constitutional Law I: The Federal System). Our upper-level needs include, but are not limited to, Business Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Tax, Trusts and Estates, and skills courses. Applications are encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and others whose background and experience would contribute to the diversity of the law school community.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, or a foreign law school equivalent, and must provide evidence of the potential for engaging in high quality research and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Record of scholarly publication.
Teaching experience, particularly in a law school.
Legal practice experience.
Strong law school record.
Law journal membership.
Clerkship experience.

Hiring Rate/Range
Commensurate with experience and education; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.
Working Hours

Posting Date
02/02/2021
Closing Date

Priority Review Date
03/01/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please visit https://employment.niu.edu/postings/55269 to apply. Please upload current Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, and a list of three professional references.

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Professor Marc Falkoff, at mfalkoff@niu.edu; or to Tita Kaus, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, at 815-753-1068 or tkaus@niu.edu. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 1, 2021.

Link to Department Homepage
https://www.niu.edu/law/index.shtml
Physical Demands

Background Check Required
Yes
EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education ( AAEOE ) at ada@niu.edu .

Clery Act Information

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Quick Link
https://employment.niu.edu/postings/55269
Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of at least 3 References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)


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