Tenure-Track Professor of Law

Creighton University School of Law
Omaha, Nebraska
Salary commensurate with experience and consistent with tenure rank.
Posted Date
Aug 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Creighton University School of Law Seeks to Hire Multiple Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

Creighton University School of Law seeks to hire multiple tenure-track faculty members, and invites both entry-level and lateral candidates to apply, one of which will be focused on Academic Success & Bar Exam Preparation.  The Law School is particularly interested in candidates with teaching and research interests in the field of Contracts, including Business Associations and Commercial Law and in the field of Evidence, including Criminal Law and Procedure.  The Law School’s current curriculum requires these courses, which are also offered during the summer due to our robust Accelerated J.D. (AJD) program.  The Law School has secondary needs in Human Rights, Constitutional Law, and in multiple areas of Private International Law, Sports & Entertainment Law, ADR, and Environmental & Natural Resources Law.

In the area of Academic Success & Bar Exam Preparation, the Law School seeks an innovator who is not only steeped in the literature on how best to prepare students for success in the legal education environment and beyond, but also someone who is able to develop a comprehensive program that begins upon matriculation and carries through the bar examination process.  The successful candidate will possess demonstrable expertise in this field.  As a tenure-stream member of the faculty, this candidate will be invited to teach doctrinal courses, as well, and will have research expectations.

Founded in 1904, the Law School at Creighton University is a dynamic community of scholars, students, and staff who share a common mission to collectively improve our society. As a key component of one of the nation’s oldest Catholic, Jesuit universities, the Law School supports and promotes the ideal of social justice in all its forms.  Student formation occurs in a collaborative environment stressing the intellectual and ethical development of new attorneys while emphasizing a holistic duty of care that should be extended to every client. The Law School offers multiple study abroad and joint degree programs, including its signature experiential JD/Master’s in Government Organization and Leadership (GOAL) which places students in semester-long externships at federal agencies and on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Situated at the center of Creighton University’s vibrant urban campus near the downtown financial corridor, CHI sports arena, and the Old Market, the Law School is home to the Omaha Bar Association, the Werner Institute for Dispute Resolution, and several offices of the Nebraska State Bar Association. With nine schools and colleges across a broad array of disciplines, a student body of approximately 9,000, and a nearly $750 million endowment, Creighton University is an R-2 Carnegie-classified institution and a member of the Big East Conference.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer we are committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring process.  Women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, members of the disability community, and veterans are particularly encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will be considered free from discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, religion, gender identity, pregnancy, military service, political affiliation, or any other protected status.  Creighton University may conduct background checks on successful candidates prior to extending offers of employment.

Successful applicants will hold a J.D. or equivalent terminal degree, an exceptionally strong academic profile, a publication record evincing both a dedication to meaningful research and a clear scholarly trajectory, and show significant promise as a teacher. Application materials should be submitted by September 15th to receive full consideration and include a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests and a curriculum vitae with links to publications and at least three references.  Please send application materials to Professor Michael J. Kelly, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, Creighton University School of Law, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha NE 69178 c/o Andrea Harper at AndreaHarper@creighton.edu

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