ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, in New York’s Capital City, invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for as many as five faculty positions beginning in July 2024. We are committed to the diversity of our student body and faculty. We seek candidates with experience in teaching and mentoring students from groups historically excluded from higher education and the legal profession and whose work advances critical thinking on questions of importance to society. We welcome applications from qualified candidates across all areas and specializations, from core first-year classes to specialty upper-level courses. In addition, we have particular interest in candidates with expertise in the following areas: criminal law; evidence; administrative law and related courses; international law; immigration law; law & technology and law practice technology; and Introduction to Lawyering.
As part of our unitary tenure system, tenure-track opportunities are available across all positions. In addition, Albany Law School is poised to begin new programming that will increase online opportunities for our students and our faculty. Applicants should express their potential interest in teaching in an online format, although an applicant’s preference with respect to teaching format will not impact their candidacy.
We seek candidates with a strong academic record, capacity for scholarly merit, and whose work encourages innovative and critical thinking. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree or the equivalent and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
For full consideration, applicants should apply by September 15, 2023, but we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research agenda, writing sample, and the contact information for at least three references through Albany Law School's employment site. Applicants seeking a lateral appointment are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Professor Robert Heverly, Recruitment Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
The estimated salary range for this position is $90,000-$160,000 per year, plus comprehensive benefits package. Salary will be based on the rank and tenure status of appointment offered, the successful candidate’s relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, and in consideration of internal equity.
ABOUT ALBANY LAW SCHOOL: Established in 1851, ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is the oldest independent law school in the nation and the oldest in New York State. Our faculty are productive, collaborative, and growth-oriented. We are committed to admitting and retaining a student body that represents the diversity of the society in which we live. Our students enter the law school from undergraduate institutions, other graduate studies, industry, and often as part of a career progression or change. Our graduates consistently secure employment and career advancement across several areas of practice, including government service, Big Law, and public interest. Our most recent graduating class performed over 52,176 hours of pro bono and public service work during their law school careers.
Albany Law School's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion means that our community does not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression, race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, domestic victim status, military or veteran status, genetic predisposition status, criminal conviction or age in its programs and activities. We are committed to building and sustaining a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community to address specific forms of discrimination that have historically affected the legal profession in particular. To that end, we take active steps to support this goal, including but not limited to: promoting Anti-Racism, working to actively opposing racism by advocating for changes in political, economic, and social life where necessary to overcome racial inequality; promoting Gender Justice, advocating changes necessary to ensure that everyone is treated equally and with respect and enjoys full rights and equal dignity regardless of their gender, transgender or nonbinary identity or expression, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer existence; and, promoting Disability Equity, committing to ensuring the profession values access, self-determination, and an expectation and valuing of difference in terms of disability, identity, and culture.
ABOUT NEW YORK’S CAPITAL DISTRICT: As the home of the state capital in New York, the Capital District is a vibrant and diverse area with significant political impact, both at the state and national levels. Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs are the four cities around which New York's Capital District - a metro region with over one million in population -- is centered. Boasting some of the best schools in New York, access to mountain ranges and lakes, the robust artistic life of the Hudson Valley, the region is especially attractive for its work-life-balance. In addition, the Capital District is a short drive to major metropolitan regions including Boston, New York City, and Montreal.