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Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 8, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor

About the Opportunity

Northeastern University School of Law is hiring new faculty to teach in our Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) program next year. We are seeking to fill a full-time position for Assistant/Associate/Teaching Professor to teach the LSSC course. LSSC is the cornerstone of the first-year curriculum at Northeastern and reflects the school's commitment to both experiential education and social justice. The 8-credit course is designed to enhance law students' skills development with a social justice lawyering experience. The course is comprised of two parts: a traditional legal research and writing component and a faculty-supervised social justice research project in partnership with a community organization. The curriculum for the course challenges students to grapple with law as a social construct and its impact on historically excluded populations and to examine the roles of lawyers in the pursuit of justice and equity. Students learn and develop a wide array of essential lawyering skills and have an opportunity to apply their skills by putting them to immediate use in support of underserved communities.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the search will continue until the position is filled. More information regarding this position can be obtained by contacting the search administrator, Gianina Chua, at or the faculty chair of the appointments committee, Elizabeth Bloom at . In making faculty appointments, the School of Law seeks to enhance its innovative curriculum, which combines experiential learning with rigorous analytical training and interdisciplinarity.

Northeastern University has a strong tradition of diversity and accessibility. The search committee is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. We encourage applications from racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community. We also encourage applicants to share how their background and experience will contribute to the Northeastern community.

We continue to enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups that have been underrepresented in academia. Successful candidates will have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.


The new hire will be responsible for teaching two sections of the LSSC course, which may include teaching in our evening FlexJD program, which is a part-time, partially virtual and partially in-person program.


Required: Applicants must hold a JD or comparable degree from an accredited institution by the appointment start date (e.g. JD, LLB or foreign equivalent). Candidates must have expertise in teaching legal research, writing, and lawyering skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to using law as a means for advancing social justice.

Preferred: Demonstrated success in a legal practice setting preferred. Expertise using experiential teaching techniques as well as teaching online is also preferred.

Documents to Submit: Applicants should submit a formal letter of interest, along with a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references. In your letter of interest, please indicate your commitment and/or contribution(s) that describe your past experience, activities, and/or future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and service.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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