Minimum $140,000 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

The Director of the Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center (GLILC) articulates, implements, and communicates a long-range vision for the Center. Duties include the administration and management of the Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center, developing and teaching classes related to Federal Indigenous or tribal law, fundraising, obtaining grants, and promoting the work, image, and reputation of the GLILC.


Teach courses and conduct research on Federal Indigenous Law, Tribal Law, or other legal subjects of importance regarding Native Nations and Indigenous people.
Formulate and articulate the Law School's vision, mission, and strategies for serving Native tribes in Wisconsin and beyond, as well as our students.
Develop and oversee courses, externships, initiatives, partnerships, and collaborations to achieve the goals of the Center.
Create, implement, and evaluate programs and services for communities we serve.
Communicate GLILC's vision, mission, and strategies to Native tribes in Wisconsin, the Midwest, and beyond, as well as to all constituencies of the Law school and University.
Promote the work, image, and reputation of the GLILC through public relations, marketing, advocacy, and other outreach.
Fundraise, including obtain gifts and grants to support the Center's goals.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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Terminal Degree
JD or the equivalent


The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks entry-level and lateral candidates who show scholarly excellence or promise, as evidenced by publications, works in progress, or a research agenda. Applicants should have relevant experience such as teaching, legal practice, or a judicial clerkship. All candidates must have potential or proven success in conducting research and publishing papers in top-tier journals, and in teaching appropriate to their stage in career. To be hired at the associate or full professor level, candidates must have previous tenure-track experience and a record of excellent research, teaching, and service.
Experience working with an Indigenous tribe in a professional capacity is preferred.

Once hired, faculty members are evaluated and advancement is determined by contributions in teaching, research, and service to the Law School, the university, and the profession. Candidates must meet criteria for a tenure-track faculty appointment at UW-Madison.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2023

Additional Information:

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Job #256906, Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center Director, Assist, Assoc or Full Teaching Professor; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two job postings allows the UW Law School to consider candidates with both tenure-track faculty credentials and non-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.
This position will have an official start date of the Fall 2023 semester, but may start earlier by mutual agreement.

How to Apply:

All applicants must submit an application electronically through the Jobs at UW website: To begin the application process at, please search for job 256905 or 256906, and click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload the following as one complete file upload:
1. CV - Required
2. Letter of Interest - Required
3. List of References - Optional

Review of applications through the Jobs at UW website will begin immediately and continue through the full consideration date. The deadline for ensuring full consideration is October 9, 2022; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Justin Boehm
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Official Title:

Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)



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Applications Open: Aug 19 2022 Central Daylight Time
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