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School of Law, Clinical Assistant Professor in Legal Writing (3 Openings), Non-Tenure Track


Position Details

Position Details

Job Title
School of Law, Clinical Assistant Professor in Legal Writing (3 Openings), Non-Tenure Track

Position Title
School of Law, Clinical Assistant Professor in Legal Writing (3 Openings), Non-Tenure Track

Position Number

Job Category
University Faculty

Job Type
Full-Time

FLSA Status
Exempt

Campus
Chicago-Water Tower Campus

Location Code
SCHOOL OF LAW (02700A)

Department Name
LAW SCHOOL

Is this split and/or fully grant funded?
No

Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago School of Law invites applications for up to three (3) full-time non-tenure-track faculty specializing in legal writing. These positions begin around July 1, 2024, and are long-term appointments. The ability and interest to teach in the hybrid format in our part-time/weekend J.D. division will also be considered as a part of the review process. These new faculty positions will be part of Loyola’s transition from an all-adjunct model to one taught by full-time Legal Writing faculty.

Applicants must present a JD with excellent academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring students. Loyola University Chicago School of Law is dedicated as a faculty to contribute to a deeper understanding of law, legal institutions, and systems of oppression through a commitment to transformation, intersectionality, and anti-subordination in our teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. Both the University and the law school will prioritize candidates who demonstrate a commitment to this mission and to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The responsibilities of these positions include:
1) Teaching two sections of first-year legal writing per semester;
2) Service to the School of Law, University, and community;
3) Participation in School of Law faculty governance and committee work;
4) Active involvement in student mentoring and advising; and,
5) Significant engagement with academic institutions and professional organizations, including frequent participation in local, regional, and national meetings and symposia.

Qualifications

1) Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from an accredited institution;
2) Demonstrated excellence in legal writing; and
3) Strong commitment to social justice.
Additional valued qualifications include:
1) Legal practice experience;
2) Prior teaching experience at a law school; and
3) Demonstrated commitment to legal writing pedagogy

Physical Demands
None

Working Conditions
None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

1) Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from an accredited institution;
2) Demonstrated excellence in legal writing; and
3) Strong commitment to social justice.
Additional valued qualifications include:
1) Legal practice experience;
2) Prior teaching experience at a law school; and
3) Demonstrated commitment to legal writing pedagogy.

Open Date
09/18/2023

Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates must submit materials to: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/26226

Applicants should include:
1) A cover letter of interest highlighting relevant experiences and accomplishments;
2) A current Curriculum Vitae;
3) A writing sample, which may be an article, a brief, or another type of document that illustrates complex legal analysis; and Names and contact information of three professional references

All applicants should also specifically address in their cover letter how they will contribute to the law school’s mission statement, available at https://www.luc.edu/law/about/mission/index.cfm


For further inquiries, please contact Professor Steve Ramirez at sramir3@luc.edu .

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Loyola University School of Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a student-focused law center inspired by the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, intellectual openness, and service to others. For more information on the law school and our mission, visit: https://www.luc.edu and https://www.luc.edu/law/about/mission/index.cfm


Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff and student populations because broad diversity contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to meeting the University’s commitment to excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. Candidates should consult our website at https://www.luc.edu/mission/index.shtml to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission.

For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, please consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability status, or veteran status.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

Quick Link for Posting
https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/26226

Job Number
8501365, 8501366, 8501367

Organizational Location
PROVOST

Posting Details

Posting Detail

Number of Vacancies
3

Desired Start Date
07/01/2024

Position End Date

Open Until Filled
Yes
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).



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