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Visiting Clinical Professor, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

Employer
University of Texas at Austin
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

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Visiting Clinical Professor, Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

College/School/Unit: School of Law
Department:
Posted: May 20, 2024
Apply By: Open until filled

Description

The University of Texas School of Law seeks to hire a visiting half-time clinical professor to teach in its Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic alongside the existing clinic director (Professor Frances Leos Martinez) and clinic faculty (Professor Heather Way).

The Professor will supervise student representation of clients and be responsible for meeting regularly with, mentoring, and advising the students. The Professor will have ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the clinic's clients are adequately and professionally represented. In addition, the Professor will partner with the clinic faculty in all aspects of the clinic's work, such as helping teach a weekly seminar component of the clinic, assisting with selection of clinic cases, and participating in activities of the clinical program.

Clinical faculty positions at Texas Law are nine-month appointments. This position is a visiting half-time clinical faculty appointment, with all accompanying health and other benefits. There may be an option for an additional part-time appointment during the summers as demanded by the clinic's cases and projects. The position is non-tenure track, with an initial nine-month appointment that may be extended beyond the first year. The visiting professor will join a close community of over 25 clinical faculty members who teach in our clinical program.

The salary for this half-time position will be $62,000 - $80,000 for nine months, depending on experience (with an additional pro rata amount for any summer appointment).

About the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic

The Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (ECDC) provides public interest pro bono transactional business law representation to small businesses, social enterprises, creatives, nonprofit organizations, collectives, cooperatives, and community groups in Texas. Our clients are community enterprises — strengthening their communities through job creation, the production and preservation of affordable housing, asset-building strategies for low-income individuals, and the provision of innovative and valuable goods and services for their communities. The ECDC has a dual mission of educating law students and serving the community through the practice of transactional law.

More information about the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic can be found at: https://law.utexas.edu/clinics/ecdc/

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of the Texas Bar or eligible to waive into the Texas Bar required.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in a transactional law area of practice such as corporate, nonprofit tax, community economic development, intellectual property, or real estate. Applicants with a commitment to economic and social justice are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring law students and/or junior attorneys.

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Application review will begin on June 6, 2024, and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The position will begin in July or August 2024.

Questions about the position should be directed to Frances Leos Martinez, Director of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (fmartinez@law.utexas.edu).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/139399



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