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Assistant Professor of Law

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 27, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Law

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, invites applications from exceptional entry-level and lateral candidates for two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions to commence at the start of the 2024-25 academic year. Candidates should have a passion for teaching and scholarship and be well-suited to join a collegial, intellectually engaged and student-oriented faculty. The law school has many curricular needs, particularly in the fields of Evidence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Administrative Law, Statutes and Regulations, Torts, Civil Procedure, Child and Family Law, and Legal Research and Writing. Qualified candidates may be considered to fill our newly created Eglet Chair in Evidence.

McGeorge is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. The McGeorge faculty has committed itself to undertake the work to transform itself into an anti-racist law school. Applicants who share that vision, and particularly those who would enhance the racial or ethnic diversity of the faculty, are strongly urged to apply.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor or equivalent degree.
  • Exceptional academic record.
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to legal scholarship.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Relevant practice experience.
  • Commitment to the vision, mission and core values of the law school.
  • Technological competence.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Some lifting of materials (twenty (20) lbs. or less).
  • Bending, stretching, reaching required.
  • Sitting for long periods of time.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Flexible work schedules, with an average of thirty-five (35) hours per week on campus, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Special Instructions:
This position will remain open until filled.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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