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Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Security Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 diverse backgrounds.

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 National Historical Site.

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.

Required Qualifications:
  • JD degree from an ABA-approved law school.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates with a record of strong teaching and published legal scholarship .
  • 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 interests.
  • Fulfill service expectations associated with a faculty appointment by engaging in service activities in the law school, university, and profession.
Application Procedures:
  • 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 to and include "Visiting Assistant Professor, F2910122" on the subject line.
  • If you have questions about the position, please contact Professor Mary Ramirez, Chair, Faculty Recruitment, at .
  • 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 higher education.
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.

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