USC Gould School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Clinical Professor of Law, Clinical Associate Professor
of Law, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law (Open
The University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law
is seeking applicants for the position of Clinical Professor,
Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Assistant Professor, with
responsibility for the Housing Clinic. This is a full-time,
clinical position in the Law School’s Research Teaching, Practice,
and Teaching (RTPC) track, to begin no later than Summer 2022.
The Housing Clinic will be a new clinic for the law school in
2022-23; accordingly, candidates are invited to share in detail
their vision for how such a clinic will best function. A
significant part of the work of the clinic will be eviction
defense, but other housing practice areas are also anticipated.
Candidates should share their views on the appropriate portfolio
for the clinic.
The clinical professor will be responsible for all aspects of
running the Housing Clinic, including intensive supervision and
mentoring of law students in representing clients; course planning
and teaching; curriculum development; individual case and project
work; client selection; and clinic administration. Clinical faculty
members also typically teach one non-clinical course per year in
addition to the clinic. Candidates are invited to suggest
courses they might be interested in teaching.
The salary range is commensurate with experience; in addition,
USC offers a competitive benefits package. USC Benefits information
can be found here: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/
The position will begin in Summer 2022 (or earlier if the
candidate is available).
• Juris Doctorate
Applicants should have:
• an excellent academic record;
• at least five years of relevant practice experience;
• substantial experience in eviction defense and other housing
• a license to practice law in California;
• excellent analytical and writing skills;
• an aptitude for student supervision;
• experience with, demonstrated commitment to, and cultural
competence for working in a diverse client and student
Prior teaching experience and facility in Spanish, Korean,
Vietnamese, Chinese, or Tagalog are desirable.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but should be
submitted electronically no later than 5:00 PM Pacific time on
September 16, 2021 to October 16, 2021.
Applications should consist of a letter describing your relevant
practice experience, teaching experience (if any) and outlining
your vision for the Housing Clinic; a cv; and three references.
Founded in 1896, the USC Gould School of Law has a distinguished
past built on the principles of equity and excellence, and the
courage to break new ground. USC first introduced legal education
in Southern California. Today, the law school continues to make
history through its philosophy of innovation and through its
dynamic faculty and engaged students. USC Gould cultivates
analytical ability, ethical values, and a spirit of collegiality
that prepare students for meaningful careers benefiting society. It
was one of the first law schools to engage students in clinical
programs and remains a leader in experiential education. We
currently offer 6 clinics and are excited about this
expansion. We anticipate significant student and community
Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity and access are of
central importance to the Gould School of Law. Gould holds a
unique position in society, and within the university, as every
aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected
through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are
proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person
respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and
dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal
opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and
members of society.