Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Law, August 2022

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
General Information

The Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Law position beginning August 1, 2022.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the Fowler School of Law. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. The Fowler School of Law provides a personalized, rigorous and practice-focused approach to legal education that prepares our graduates to make a lasting difference in their communities. More information is available at https://www.chapman.edu/law/index.aspx 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity.



We are interested in outstanding candidates in all fields. A strong academic record, a J.D. or Ph.D. degree or their equivalent, and demonstrated commitment or the capacity to make outstanding contributions in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service are required.



Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and mentoring students. Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.


Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit the following six items:

* Chapman University faculty application
* Cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description
* Curriculum vitae
* Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., evaluations, commendations, awards, etc.)
* One sample of research publications/submissions
* Contact information for three professional references

All application materials and inquiries should be directed via email to:

Celestine R. McConville, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee
at lawfacultyappointments@chapman.edu

Please use “Tenure Track Faculty Position” as the subject of the email. We anticipate remote initial interviews and in-person final interviews. In addition, the appointments committee will participate in the 2021 Association of American Law Schools Faculty Appointments Register (FAR).

Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. Benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel. Faculty may also apply to the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development for summer research stipends to work on individual and collective projects.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval.


Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.


Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department