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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Law

Employer
Gonzaga University School of Law
Location
Washington, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, in Spokane, WA seeks applicants for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position as Assistant, Associate or Full Professor beginning in the Fall 2022. Our curricular needs include Contracts, Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, and other Commercial Law courses; experiential courses in the realm of business law; and academic support or bar preparation courses taught in conjunction with doctrinal courses. Gonzaga Law embraces a unified faculty model, in which all faculty members are supported as scholars in all subject matter areas and have the opportunity to teach experiential, clinical, academic support, or bar preparation courses if desired. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to be an outstanding teacher, a commitment to service, and excellent scholarly potential, particularly in alignment with one or both of Gonzaga Law’s two academic Centers – the Center for Civil & Human Rights and the Center for Law, Ethics & Commerce. For Gonzaga University School of Law’s mission and diversity statements, please visit https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-law/about/mission-vision.

 

JOB PURPOSE: 

Full-time Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors will typically teach two courses per semester, which may include first-year and/or required courses.  Our curricular needs include Contracts, Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, and other Commercial Law courses; experiential courses in the realm of business law; and academic support or bar preparation courses taught in conjunction with doctrinal courses. Gonzaga Law embraces a unified faculty model, in which all faculty members are supported as scholars in all subject matter areas and have the opportunity to teach experiential, clinical, academic support, or bar preparation courses if desired. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to be an outstanding teacher, a commitment to service, and excellent scholarly potential, particularly in alignment with one or both of Gonzaga Law’s two academic Centers – the Center for Civil & Human Rights and the Center for Law, Ethics & Commerce.

Gonzaga Law embraces its humanist mission of educating the whole person and preparing lawyers to serve marginalized populations in an increasingly international legal market. Law faculty instruct law students, provide service to the law school and University, and engage with other professionals and the public to contribute to the intellectual exchange of ideas, to improve the law, and to educate the profession and the public about the law, with an eye towards the common good. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Instructional Duties
  • teach law school courses in areas of expertise, including Contracts, Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, and other Commercial Law courses;
  • plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction for law students;
  • supervise and advise students enrolled in self-directed legal research and writing projects; and
  • engage with student advisees to plan their law school curriculum.
  • Professional Development
    • Contribute to the intellectual exchange of ideas, enrich teaching, and educate the profession about the law.
    • Engage in continuing professional development as a member of the academic community, including through working with Gonzaga Law’s Center for Civil & Human Rights and/or the Center for Law, Ethics & Commerce.
    • Significant publication is required of this position. Professional development as a scholar may also include:
      • presentations to academic, professional, and community groups;
      • participation in activities of regional, national, or international professional organizations;
      • participation in workshops or seminars; and
      • selection for grants, fellowships, and awards.
  • Administrative Duties
  •  

    Devote substantial time to non-teaching activities essential to the operation of a law school committed to excellence.  Responsibilities may include:

    • attending meetings of the law faculty;
    • being actively involved in law school and University committees;
    • advising law students;
    • maintaining regular office hours;
    • performing service to the University and to the public;
    • complying with ABA and University policies; and
    • cooperating with the school’s efforts to comply with applicable law.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Juris Doctor or equivalent degree earned from an ABA-accredited law school or its equivalent by the hire date of July 1, 2022;
    • Demonstrated record of academic achievement;
    • Evidence of scholarly research agenda and potential for scholarly excellence;
    • Superior recommendations; and
    • Demonstrated record of excellent teaching or an ability to become an excellent teacher.

     

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Two law review publications or their equivalent;
    • Twelve months experience teaching at a law school or in a legal clinical setting;
    • Scholarly and/or professional alignment with our Center for Civil & Human Rights and/or Center for Law, Ethics & Commerce;
    • Twelve months experience practicing law in one or more areas of our current curricular needs;
    • Demonstrated teaching effectiveness including responding to the academic needs of learners from underrepresented communities and those with diverse backgrounds;
    • Excellence in interpersonal communication, leadership, collaboration, innovation, and organizational skills; and
    • Commitment to collegiality, evidence of self-awareness, and appreciation for humor, including the ability to laugh at one’s self.

    SUPERVISION GIVEN/RECEIVED:

    Position reports to the Dean of the Law School.  Expected to work independently, utilizing professional discretion and judgment.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    Gonzaga Law embraces its humanist mission of educating the whole person and preparing lawyers to serve marginalized populations in an increasingly international legal market.

    To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) research agenda, (4) a statement that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience creating and maintaining an inclusive learning environment, and (5) the names and contact information for three professional references. These references will be contacted for finalists, to request confidential letters of recommendation.  Candidates may, at their option, also upload a statement of teaching philosophy.

    Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, Professor Agnieszka McPeak, at lawfacultyhiring@gonzaga.edu; however, the applicant must apply directly to Gonzaga University, Office of Human Resources. The position closes on November 22, 2021 at midnight, U.S. PST. For assistance with your online application, please contact Human Resources at 509-313-5996.

    Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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