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Professor of Law: Sheldon Lubar Distinguished Chair


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin Law School seeks a stellar scholar with substantial experience in law school teaching to serve as the inaugural Sheldon Lubar Distinguished Chair in Law. Candidates should be tenured professors with at least ten years' experience in law teaching and record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service.

Once hired, faculty members are evaluated and advancement is determined by contributions in research, teaching, and service to the Law School, the University, and the profession. Candidates must meet criteria for a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison.


Research, write, and publish outstanding scholarship. Teach courses in one or more of the following areas: business law (including but not limited to antitrust, commercial, and corporate law); democracy and freedom of speech; environmental and energy law; health law; immigration; and/or U.S. legal history. Engage in service to the University, the Law School, and the legal profession.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Terminal Degree
J.D., LL.B., LL.M., or S.J.D. required.


Qualified applicants will specialize in one or more of the following areas: business law (including but not limited to antitrust, commercial, and corporate law); democracy and freedom of speech; environmental and energy law; health law; immigration; and/or U.S. legal history.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2024

How to Apply:

All applicants must submit an application electronically through the Jobs at UW website: . To begin the application process at, please search for job # 289054, and click on the "" button.

You will be asked to upload the following as one complete file upload:
1. CV - Required
2. Letter of Interest - Optional
3. List of References - Optional

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is February 1, 2024; however, the position will remain open, and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here:


Justin Boehm
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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