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Community Ecomomic Development Visiting Professor

Sturm College of Law
Denver, Colorado
The salary range for this position is $105,000-$155,000 (dependent on rank and experience)
Posted Date
Mar 7, 2023

Apply now Job no: 496041
Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Legal Professionals, Faculty


The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is a national leader in experiential learning, whose innovative and highly respected clinical program ranks in the Top 10 in the nation. Located in a beautiful and dynamic urban setting, the law school features an outstanding and diverse student body, a nationally respected faculty, a motivated and highly professional staff, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains.


The Sturm College of Law was the first law school in the nation to offer academic credit to students for representing indigent clients. Today, its nationally ranked Student Law Office provides second- and third-year law students the opportunity to refine their lawyering skills while providing outstanding representation to clients. The clinical program at the Sturm College of Law offers clinics in a variety of areas, including advancing social change, civil litigation, civil rights, community economic development, criminal defense, environmental law, and immigration law and policy.

Position Summary

The Sturm College of Law seeks to hire a visiting faculty member, at the level of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor, to lead its Community Economic Development Clinic (CEDC) for the 2023-24 academic year, with the possibility of renewal as a visitor for up to two years. The CEDC is an intensive, year-long program in which students represent nonprofit corporations, community-based associations, and small businesses in matters relating to transactional law. Working under the supervision of licensed attorneys, students support grassroots organizations and promote community-based neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and small business growth. Students participate in drafting corporate formation documents, assisting nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt applications and maintenance of tax-exempt status, drafting and negotiating contracts, and other transactions related to economic development and redevelopment.

Essential Functions

  • Leadership of the CEDC Supervision of second- and third-year students, with the goals of training students to become ethical, effective, and compassionate lawyers and of delivering outstanding client representation Classroom teaching and curricular development

Required Qualifications

  • JD or equivalent degree 3-5 years of experience in relevant areas of transactional law Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities and a commitment to incorporating inclusive teaching methods designed to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations Membership in the Colorado bar or the ability to gain admission by June 1, 2023 (Note: The state of Colorado permits faculty members teaching in a law school clinical program to waive into the bar.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching, training, or supervision of law students or early-career lawyers Experience with community economic development

Work Schedule

While the University’s administrative offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, faculty schedules vary from term to term and are based on courses taught, service commitments, and research agendas. The University’s academic calendars are posted on the registrar’s website: (the law school is on a semester system and has a different academic calendar here:

Application Deadline
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit applications by March 15, 2023. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $105,000-$155,000 (dependent on rank and experience)

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume 2. Cover Letter Name and 3. Information of three (3) professional references

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: February 22, 2023
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