Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Alexander Blewett III School of Law

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Security Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law seeks to fill two full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, one with a focus on legal writing, beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. Duties include teaching, scholarship, and service as set forth in the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law Faculty Handbook. Our primary curricular needs include appellate advocacy, civil pre-trial litigation, clinic supervision, evidence, family law, insurance, legal analysis, legal research, legal writing, trial practice, remedies, and other related courses. We are committed to integrating theory with practice, making substantial practice experience in the areas to be taught particularly valuable. Situated in Missoula, the recreational center of Western Montana, the law school has a vibrant faculty and a close connection with our students, the bench, and the bar. Missoula is a wonderful place to live and work and is home to a wide range of renowned writers, artists, musicians, and outdoor enthusiasts. We encourage applications from candidates who would add to the diversity of our academic community. The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Position Details

Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Position Type: Academic
Review Date: Review of applications will begin September 13, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled
Full-time academic year positions beginning fall semester 2022
Entry Rate: $85,000 annually. Salary and title will be commensurate with academic experience.
Benefits: Medical Insurance/Mandatory Retirement Contribution/Professional Development/Partial Tuition Waiver/Wellness

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • a superior academic background
  • significant relevant practice experience
  • a demonstrated record of or potential for effective teaching
  • a demonstrated record of or potential for scholarship
  • ability to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies of the law school
About UM and Missoula

The University of Montana, a flagship, research institution, is one of the nation's outstanding public universities, committed to liberal arts education, research, and strong professional programs. It is located in Missoula, a cosmopolitan Rocky Mountain community, often singled out in national publications for its quality of life. The vibrant downtown community embraces the state’s most sophisticated music and art scene.

Missoula is set right in the middle of the mountains and the rivers of western Montana. Downhill skiers enjoy fantastic snow and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical terrain 15 miles away at Montana Snowbowl. Great hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing opportunities are all just minutes away. The Clark Fork runs right through downtown, with Brennan’s Wave the center of attraction for kayakers. Downstream there’s the famous Alberton Gorge, which offers whitewater fun. Upstream is the Blackfoot River, popular for fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, and tubing. South of Missoula the Bitterroot River is a beautiful scenic float.

Surrounding public forests provide unparalleled recreational opportunities. Nearby, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. Outside magazine has ranked Missoula as one of the “ 25 Best Towns ” “ Greatest Places to Live in America ” and one of “ The 5 Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids ,” lists Missoula as one of the “ Best College Towns ,” and rated Missoula as “#1 Most Fitness-Friendly Place " and #9 “ Least Stressed Cities in America .”

UM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: September 12, 2021

Review of applications will begin September 13, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

IMPORTANT: Please do not send applications directly to the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law. Applications sent directly to the School of Law will not be considered or forwarded to Human Resource Services.

Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
  • Cover letter specifically addressing your interest in teaching and how your experience qualifies you for the position
  • Unofficial law school transcript
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) professional references - Names, addresses and telephone numbers

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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