Professor of Practice and Legal Writing Instructor (2022)

Washington and Lee University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, Other Humanities, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Washington & Lee University School of Law invites applications for the position of Professor of Practice. This member of our full-time faculty will be one of three professors who constitute the Legal Writing Program at W&L Law. Responsibilities of the position include teaching two sections of first-year legal writing each semester while working collaboratively with other faculty in the program to maintain a modern curriculum in this subject matter.

The Professor of Practice position is a nine-month contractual position with teaching responsibilities beginning annually in mid-August and ending in mid-May. The initial appointment to the position will be for a two-year term, with eligibility for a longer-term appointment thereafter. The anticipated starting salary for the nine-month position is $85,000.

In addition to holding a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited school, candidates for the position must have at least two to three years of post-J.D. experience in a position or positions requiring substantial legal writing. We seek in particular candidates who are enthused about working closely with students in the development of this critical skill.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

Interested individuals should submit a statement of interest (cover letter), CV and a list of three contact references through the Interfolio portal at .

The position is open until filled and applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning June 6, 2022.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

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