Positions: Assistant Professor of Law
Preferred Subjects: Contracts, Business Organizations, Commercial Law (and other transactional law), Torts, Property, labor & employment, family law
Start Date: August 2023
Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for a tenure track professor of law position. The tenure-track faculty position is a nine-month appointment that will begin in August 2023 at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Required qualifications include outstanding academic credentials, including a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent degree and demonstrated experience in a relevant subject matter.
Applicants with demonstrated expertise in business organizations, contracts, commercial law (and other areas of transactional law), labor & employment law, torts law, property law, environmental law, family law, civil rights/race and the law, negotiation and mediation, and professional responsibility are especially encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, a demonstrated publication record and research agenda, and experience in private practice, government, or public service.
Cumberland School of Law prides itself on its commitment to teaching and to ensuring not only the success of its students upon graduation but their recognition of the ethical obligations that flow from being an officer of the court and a servant of the community. The ideal candidate will thus demonstrate the ability and motivation to develop meaningful mentoring relationships with students both in and out of class.
Samford University (www.samford.edu) is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.
Review of applications will begin September 2, 2022, and applications will be accepted until October 15, 2022. Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, application for faculty position and the faculty applicant Christian Mission statement. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the Cumberland School of Law embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.
“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:
“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:
Please submit all materials in PDF format to:
Subject: Law, Business Organizations (and /or other specialty areas)
For questions about the position please contact:
Greg Laughlin, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee
Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).