Washburn University's School of Law
invites applications for
a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
for the 2022-23
academic year to teach courses in our doctrinal curriculum. We are
particularly interested in applicants who wish to teach
Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure (personal
jurisdiction, venue, etc.), and two other courses identified by the
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This is a full-time,
nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position.
We seek candidates whose performance to date has demonstrated
effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and service or the
potential for achievement in each of these job functions.
Application materials should clearly articulate the candidate's
record of work supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and
belonging and state how the candidate will contribute to Washburn
University's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Each selected
candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing teaching
excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to
developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from
Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public
institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka. The
University has earned national recognition for its high-impact
programs for first-generation students. Washburn has a student body
of over 5,500 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a
significant and growing number of whom are first-generation and
Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational
pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their
educational goals. Topeka features affordable housing, beautiful,
historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks, and a
nationally recognized public library. It is also the home of the
Brown v. Board of Education
Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse
faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and
inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive
wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team,
and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a
campus climate that supports the success of every employee and
appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to
serving our students.
- JD degree from an ABA-approved law school.
- Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching
practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
- Candidates with a record of strong teaching and published legal
- Fulfill teaching expectations associated with a visiting
assistant professor appointment. Teach a full workload as outlined
in the faculty handbook. The successful candidate may be assigned
to teach in-person and/or online courses.
- Teach and develop law school classes and seminars as assigned
and as dependent upon law school needs, which may include some
combination of classes consistent with the candidate's training and
- Fulfill service expectations associated with a faculty
appointment by engaging in service activities in the law school,
university, and profession.
- Review of applications will begin February 11, 2022, and
continue until the position is filled. (All faculty appointments
are contingent upon funding.)
- Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and
the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references
and include "Visiting Assistant Professor, F2910122" on the subject
- If you have questions about the position, please contact
Professor Mary Ramirez, Chair, Faculty Recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The successful candidate will be required to submit to a
background check prior to hire.
- Official transcripts are required once hired.
Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered
and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek
candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a
campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse
student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups
that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in
Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its
programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color,
religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status,
or marital or parental status.