Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty position at the assistant professor level to teach required
and elective graduate courses in the Legal Studies Program,
which consists of both a Master of Arts with a major in Legal
Studies program and a post-baccalaureate Paralegal Studies
certificate program. Salary commensurate with qualifications. All
positions are subject to availability of funds.
- Earned Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree from
an ABA accredited U.S. law school;
- Minimum of 5 years of general law practice experience;
- Willingness and ability to teach courses offered as day and
evening classes covering the areas of litigation, legal technology,
and legal research and writing; and
- Willingness and ability to produce sustained, peer-reviewed
scholarship in the field of law.
- Collegiate teaching experience in a legal studies or paralegal
program, preferably at the graduate-school level or in a program
approved by the American Bar Association;
- Teaching experience in one or more of the following areas:
litigation, legal research, legal writing, including legal
citation, family law, real estate law, and estates and trusts;
- Demonstrated potential in scholarly research and publication in
the field of law;
- Recent law practice experience, including experience working
with paralegals, in one or more of the following areas, preferably
in Texas: litigation, family law, real estate law, and estates and
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body;
- Demonstrated proficiency with law office technology, including
- Willingness and ability to assist in program administration
- Effective interpersonal skills.
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University
website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/34932.
To assure full consideration, please submit the following before
August 15, 2021: A letter of intent addressing required and
preferred qualifications, current curriculum vitae, college
transcript(s), samples of scholarly work (presentations and/or
publications), syllabi (if available), and three letters of
Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting
3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email
addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of
the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an
automated email will be generated and sent to your references with
instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your
application through a confidential online portal.
Candidates selected for interviews will be required to provide
official transcripts from all degree granting universities.
Inquiries about this position may be directed to Ms. Chris
Williams, Administrative Assistant, Department of Political Science
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Texas State University is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive
thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals
from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share
our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our
diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the
outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal
history, driving records, education records, employment
verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility
Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the
use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas
State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.
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Why Work at Texas State?
Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and
2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A
member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge,
fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing
population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that
await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.
Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative
and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a
spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates
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