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Director of Legal Research and Writing/ Legal Skills Professor

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW welcomes applications from established legal writing professors to direct the Legal Writing and Drafting program at the Levin College of Law. The successful candidate will be appointed as Director and as a non-tenure-track Legal Skills Professor and will join a faculty committed to innovation and leadership in legal writing and experiential learning more broadly.

The Director of Legal Writing and Drafting will lead an enthusiastic and committed team of legal skills professors teaching first-year Legal Writing courses and upper-level Legal Drafting courses at the Levin College of Law. The Director will work with the team to evolve and continuously improve the unified curriculum at each level of study. The Director will also teach courses and work with the Dean to evaluate and develop all legal skills professors teaching legal writing and drafting.

The successful candidate will have strong legal writing skills, demonstrated ability to lead a team, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and enthusiasm for creating an inclusive environment for all students. Application materials should include a cover letter and a resume with at least three references. Materials may be uploaded at The Appointments Committee will also review the AALS Faculty Appointments Registrar. For further information, applicants may contact Associate Dean Silvia Menendez at .

Legal Skills Professors participate fully in Levin College of Law governance and committee work. The candidate ultimately chosen as Director will enjoy a five-year, presumptively-renewable contract. Legal Skills Professors do not have scholarship responsibilities, but they are encouraged to participate in the scholarly life of the law school and are provided with professional development funds. Legal Skills Professors on nine-month contracts are also eligible to for generous summer research stipends to support scholarly projects.

The Levin College of Law fosters a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students, and we welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, disability, and veteran status in all aspects of employment.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

JD from an accredited law school, 3-5 years experience teaching legal writing or drafting at an accredited law school.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience as a legal writing or drafting program director. Strong commitment to teaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and names of at least three references. Candidates will be asked to provide teaching evaluations.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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