The University of Colorado Law School invites applications from
entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more full-time,
tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to begin at the start of
the 2023-24 academic year.
We welcome applications from candidates in all subject areas and at
all levels of seniority. However, we have especially strong needs
in Health Law, Business/Commercial Law, American Indian &
Indigenous Peoples Law, Immigration Law, and Telecommunications
& Internet Law. We also have needs in Negotiation/Alternative
Dispute Resolution, Race and the Law (broadly construed),
Environmental/Natural Resources Law (with an emphasis on Energy
Law), International Law, and Evidence.
We are also very interested in candidates who can teach classes in
the first-year curriculum, especially Tort Law, Criminal Law, and
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women,
individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ people, veterans, and others
whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to
the diversity of our faculty.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
We are an engaged, diverse, and inclusive community of students,
faculty, staff, and alumni who help one another succeed. Our
selective admissions process keeps our student body small, enabling
our faculty, staff, alumni, and community to invest deeply in each
student’s success, while preserving space for innovative faculty
research. Because we take our responsibility to educate and train
future lawyers very seriously, our curriculum, research centers,
and experiential learning opportunities are designed to prepare
students for success in today’s changing legal environment.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
The workload for this position is 40% Teaching/40% Research/20%
- Faculty members are expected to teach an annual workload of
9-10 credits per academic year and to provide instruction and
student advising as assigned by the Dean or their delegate.
- Classroom instruction responsibilities include holding class
for the entire period for which the class is scheduled (including
the final examination period) and evaluating students' work and
assigning grades consistent with the policies of the Law School and
- Ongoing curriculum development and planning is also an
important component of teaching.
- Faculty members will research and prepare scholarly
publications in their areas of expertise, and participate in
- Faculty members are expected to participate in scholarly and
research activities that enhance their professional development and
contribute to their disciplines.
What You Should Know
- Faculty members are expected to engage in service to the
institution. University service involves membership in
departmental, college-level and university committees, attending
departmental meetings, student recruitment, processing routine
paperwork such as filling out reports, answering email, and
participating in surveys as appropriate.
What We Can Offer
- All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to
comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine
requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination
or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of
- Entry-Level (Associate Professor) pay range is
- Lateral (Associate Professor or Professor) pay range:
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
What We Require
- We seek candidates with great potential for, and/or records of,
both innovative scholarship and engaged teaching.
- Candidates must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
or equivalent degree in a related field.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Resume or CV.
- The cover letter should be addressed to the Appointments
Committee and should briefly describe your qualifications,
professional goals, and specific interest in this position (maximum
- PDF Sample of Work: Provide a “Job Talk” Paper (the principal
paper you would like us to consider as an example of your
- Statement Describing Research Related Goals: This should be a
research agenda (describing your research to date along with the
proposed future trajectory of your research).
- Diversity and Inclusion Statement: This should describe how
your scholarship, teaching, and service would contribute to
advancing diversity, equity, and
inclusion at Colorado Law School ).
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy: This should describe the
courses you are interested in teaching as well as your approach to
- Should your candidacy advance, you may be asked to provide a
list of references who may be contacted for letters of
For full consideration, candidates should apply by Sept. 1, 2022,
although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs
For questions, please contact Professor Scott Skinner-Thompson,
Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
and/or Victoria Johnson, Faculty Affairs Program Manager, email@example.com
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