Clinical Assistant Professor - Bar Preparation Program - (FAC001854)

Employer
University of Houston
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Other Professional Fields, Security Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time


The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) invites applications for a non-tenure track clinical assistant professor position in its bar preparation program for the academic year 2022-2023. The contract is for twelve months, 9/1/2022 to 8/31/2023, the “FY23 Contract,” beginning when classes start in late August 2022 and continuing through the middle of August 2023. As a standard workload, this position may teach one or more sections of the courses listed below as typical examples, all of which are a part of UHLC’s bar preparation efforts for its JD and foreign LLM students. The workload may also include teaching in structured workshops leading up to the February and July Texas bar exam. The annual workload will be two courses, or course equivalents, in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters/terms; for a total of six courses, or course equivalents, across the twelve‑month contract.

The courses comprising the annual workload may include some or all of the three listed below. In a given term or year it is possible for the position to teach multiple sections of some of the courses listed.

Legal Analysis and Writing (LAW) (typically offered in both the fall and spring semesters):

https://www.law.uh.edu/schedule/class_information.asp?cid=17266

FLLM LSS (foreign LLM course in Lawyering Skills and Strategies, only in the fall):

https://www.law.uh.edu/schedule/class_information.asp?cid=16885

Intro to Am. Law (for foreign LLMs, only in the fall):

https://www.law.uh.edu/schedule/class_information.asp?cid=16362

Course equivalents consist of a series of workshops to provide a structured pattern of study and preparation for UHLC students/graduates taking the February or July bar exams.

The non-tenure track appointment will have a one-year probationary contract period with no presumption of renewal. However, based upon continued positive evaluations of the appointee, the position may lead to additional annual contract periods followed by a presumptively renewable multi-year contract. The initial salary range for this position is expected to be $100,000 to $106,000 for a twelve-month academic year. Subject to generally applicable policies at UHLC, this promotion eligible NTT faculty position is eligible to receive an annual allotment for travel and professional development and eligible to participate in a summer research program which awards funds to faculty to support their scholarship.

An attorney appointed to the position must, at a minimum, hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

As a NTT position, the appointee will accrue no time toward tenure at the University of Houston. Please reference and review the University of Houston’s NTT Faculty Policy, available at this link: http://www.uh.edu/provost/faculty/current/non-tenure-track.

Also applicable are the UHLC bylaws provisions relating to the NTT position of Clinical Assistant Professor: https://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/P-T-CEAsections--UHLC-BylawsApril2018_ver1c_4_6_2018.pdf

The University of Houston Law Center is a nationally top ranked law school boasting an accomplished and collegial faculty, of which over 20 are members of the prestigious American Law Institute. The Law Center has nationally recognized research centers ranked in the Top 10 by U. S. News in Health Law and Intellectual Property Law as well as top 20 programs in Environmental Law and part-time program. The Guide ranks the Law Center’s LL.M. in energy and in health law in the top ten in the world, and Corporate Counsel magazine ranks the tax L.LM. as #2 in the nation. The Law Center’s legal writing program soared to 46 in the recent U.S. News by jumping 55 points. The Law Center faculty specializing in this field are very active in academic legal writing circles serving as leaders in important membership organizations, writing publications and presenting at academic conferences.

With almost 40% of the students from underrepresented backgrounds, 55% women students, and almost 80% of students are first generation law school students, the Law Center has one of the most diverse student bodies in the country and a diverse faculty. Insight into Diversity magazine recognized the Law Center with the HEED Award- “Higher Education Excellence in Diversity” for five years in a row.

As of Fall 2022, the Law Center will be housed in a brand-new, world class facility designed by award-winning architects. The University of Houston is a Tier One research institution offering numerous means of interdisciplinary collaboration for interested faculty members.

Further information about the Law Center and its programs is available at: http://www.law.uh.edu.

This search is coordinated by the chair of UHLC’s faculty appointments committee, Professor Emily Berman, eberman@central.uh.edu.

The University of Houston Law Center is seeking outstanding candidates who will bring greater diversity to the faculty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups in the legal profession..

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

J.D. degree or equivalent.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested of an appointee. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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