Assistant Professor of Law

Lexington, KY
Full Time
Job #: FE01096
The University of Kentucky College of Law invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track faculty position beginning in the Fall of 2018. The College is seeking to fill needs in the areas of Constitutional Law, potentially including First Amendment Speech Law and/or Civil Rights Law; and Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure; but the Committee will also consider candidates who have interests and expertise in Business/Commercial Law. The College of Law is an important part of a major research university and offers a collegial and supportive atmosphere for its faculty, staff, and students.

Lexington is in the center of the Bluegrass, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape, and in close proximity to Louisville and Cincinnati. It is a community of 300,000 and is distinguished by its rating as one of the top 10 most educated cities in the nation (according to the U.S. Census), top 5 cities for young professionals (Kiplinger), top 3 mid-sized cities for lowest cost of living (KPMG LLP), and top 5 cities to raise a family (Forbes). More information on Lexington is available at and

For questions concerning the positions, please contact Scott Bauries, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at

To receive consideration for this position, applicants must apply through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Employment System. Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. Please also include contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

There are two Assistant Professor postings open within the College of Law for Fall 2018. Applicants for this position are highly encouraged to apply to the other posting (listed under FE01095) as well. These positions are identical and per University policy, an application must be submitted for each individual job in order to be considered for hire.

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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