University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
40% - Classroom teaching and counseling students.
40% - Conducting and publishing research.
20% - Providing service to the law school, university, and the
COLLEGIALITY – Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory
standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and
to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the
Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.
Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of
race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age,
ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation,
marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender
expression, and genetic information in the university's programs
and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university
policy. The following persons have been designated to handle
inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the
Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of
the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX, firstname.lastname@example.org, Room
1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue,
Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence,
Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal
Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway,
Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina,
and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).
Contact Information to Applicants
Professor Kyle Velte
Faculty Appointments Committee
University of Kansas School of Law
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
This is an open rank search to fill multiple faculty position
needs. The required qualifications for each rank are as
- J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school (or an equivalent
- Demonstrated strong scholarly potential and a commitment to
excellence in teaching.
- J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school (or an equivalent
- Demonstrated outstanding scholarly career and a history of
effective teaching and substantive service
Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
The University of Kansas School of Law invites applications for
both entry-level associate professor and lateral
tenure-track/tenured professor candidates for multiple positions to
begin in the fall of 2024. We are interested in the areas of Civil
Procedure/Jurisdiction/Evidence; Environmental Law/Renewable Energy
Law/Natural Resources Law; Health Law; and Comparative
Law/International Law/International Business Law. We invite a
plurality of scholarly agendas, methodologies, and perspectives,
ranging from traditional doctrinal to empirical to
critical-analytical to interdisciplinary scholarship. In addition,
we are especially interested in candidates who will regularly teach
in the first-year curriculum or an equivalent large-enrollment
upper-division course. Qualified candidates who will contribute to
the diversity of our law school community, including a diversity of
scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply.
KU Law ranks among the top 40 law schools in the nation and lands
at #18 among public law schools according to recent U.S. News &
World Report Rankings. Law faculty are active scholars,
researchers, and subject matter experts in their fields. KU ranks
#16 among public law schools for scholarly impact. Many professors
are authors of textbooks and casebooks used in classes at KU and in
law schools across the U.S. and overseas.
At the University of Kansas, diversity, equity, inclusion, and
belonging are an important part of our culture and university
strategic plan. Applications from members of underrepresented
groups are encouraged, noting the value that differences bring to
our organization, students, staff, faculty, and community. The
successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the
effective date of the appointment.
The University of Kansas is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive
university with a $1.4 billion endowment and a faculty of 2,600.
Current enrollment is 28,500 (19,000 undergraduate). Students come
from 110 nations and all 50 states; 20.6% of KU students are
members of minority groups. The 1,000-acre main campus is in
Lawrence, a community of 95,000 in hilly northeast Kansas that lies
about 35 miles west of Kansas City. Lawrence has a lively downtown
and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has
enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its
population. Lawrence also offers numerous sports and recreational
opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of good
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
Additional Candidate Instruction
The Faculty Appointments Committee will begin review of lateral
candidate applications on August 7, 2023.
entry-level candidates will begin August 28, 2023.
applications will continue until the positions are filled. Initial
interviews will be conducted via Zoom. We will review candidate
materials posted in the AALS Faculty Appointments Register (FAR),
and also invite applications from candidates not participating in
the FAR. We will conduct finalist interviews on the Lawrence
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.employment.ku.edu/academic/25547BR
and should include the following:
- Cover letter that specifies subject matter teaching
- CV or resume
- Detailed statement of research interests and future plans
- Writing sample
- Names of three references.
Materials such as teaching evaluations or additional samples of
scholarly work may be requested of candidates at a later date.
Although later applications may be considered, for the fullest
consideration, applications from candidates not participating in
the FAR should be submitted by August 7, 2023.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's
contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important
part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants must respond to the
following prompt, within 4,000 characters or less, as part of their
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse
backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.