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Faculty Director, Legal Studies

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 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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Faculty Director, Legal Studies

Job no: 527838
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Legal/Law, Instruction

Department: School of Law
Rank: Lecturer
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Salary: $90,000 - $100,000 per year

Review of Applications Begins
January 10, 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application including three references, please upload:
  • A cover letter which includes subject matter interests
  • A current resume
  • A statement addressing your potential contribution(s) to diversity, equity, and inclusion (see below)

    As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a statement about promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers. In evaluating such statements, the law school will consider awareness of inequities and challenges faced by underrepresented minority students and faculty; track record (commensurate to career stage) of activities that reduce barriers in education or research for underrepresented minority students and faculty; vision and plans for how their work will continue to contribute to UO's mission to serve the needs of our diverse state and student population and create an inclusive campus; and other relevant factors.

    Department Summary
    The University of Oregon School of Law is a dynamic, ABA-accredited law school and Oregon's only public law school. Degrees offered include Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES), and a minor in Undergraduate Legal Studies. Oregon Law's mission is to provide a world-class education. We prepare students through excellent classroom teaching paired with a multitude of practical experience opportunities and robust professional development. Our faculty produce exceptional research and scholarship. We accomplish our mission in a positive, inclusive environment where we strive to provide everyone opportunities to grow, contribute, and develop. Our aim is to learn, teach, and practice the principles of equity and justice as critical foundations for our overall effort to achieve excellence as a top-ranked law school. Success in this work requires a diverse group of people in various faculty and staff roles working in one of our two locations, Eugene and Portland. The University of Oregon is located within the traditional lands of the Southern Kalapuya.

    Position Summary
    The Legal Studies Faculty Director provides vision and leadership for the Undergraduate Legal Studies Program. In addition to teaching, the Faculty Director works with and supervises the Managing Director of Legal Studies to support high-quality instruction, academic advising, career and professional development, and student-focused programming. This position is responsible for the program's growth and success, curriculum planning, budget development, external relations, outreach, and development efforts. The Faculty Director will be engaged in the task of developing a new Legal Studies undergraduate major, and has the overall responsibility for representing the Legal Studies Program within the School of Law and across the University of Oregon campus.

    This is a 1.0 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term, career non-tenure track lecturer position that reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. There is an expectation that this position will continue beyond one-year based on performance, funding, and need.

    Minimum Requirements
  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school or PhD in related field
  • Prior teaching or work experience

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to: work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and with multiple intersectional identities; and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university community
  • Strong oral and written communication skills which the ability to write and speak persuasively
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and supervisory skills
  • Strong problem solving and project management skills with proven ability to strategize and prioritize, to meet goals and deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, while appropriately collaborating with others

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Supervisory experience or demonstration of skills that exhibit supervisory potential
  • Experience assessing programmatic needs and successfully implementing new initiatives

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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