Assistant/Associate Professor of Law

Washington, DC
Full Time
10-15-2020
Job #: 1728 Exp.: 3+ Years Salary: $100 - $158,445 Hourly
Description:
Brief Description of Duties
The incumbent will teach courses at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. The faculty member is expected to participate in University/School of Law programs and activities. The position requires a commitment to scholarship, as well as participation in outreach activities with stakeholders. Applicants with interest in teaching Property, Legal Writing, Tax, or Business-oriented subjects are particularly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned School of Law courses in the JD or LLM programs.
  • Maintain proficiency on the use of software and technology in the classroom.
  • Research, write, and publish scholarly output in academic or professional journals, books, media outlets and/or electronic media in a manner that is consistent with the direction of the academic program.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the relevant instructional area by reading current literature, collaborating with colleagues, participating in professional conferences to enhance academic performance.
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, papers, and exams using rubrics and other student-centered approaches.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Advise and mentor students on academic and career issues.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and scholarship issues.
  • Participate in writing grant proposals, as appropriate, to procure external research funding.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, program matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment and placement activities.

Minimum Job Requirements
Assistant Professor Of Law
  • A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor of Law shall have:
  • An earned Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or other state;
  • The potential for teaching excellence and scholarly growth; and
  • Demonstrated professional competence in the relevant field and the potential for professional growth.
  • An initial appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor of Law shall be without tenure and for a period of not more than three years.

Associate Professor Of Law
  • A candidate for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor of Law shall have:
  • An earned Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or other state;
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence and a record of scholarship;
  • Demonstrated professional competence in the relevant field, demonstrated professional attainment, and the potential for continued professional growth; and
  • At least three years of full-time teaching experience at an accredited law school.

The faculty acknowledges that the Dean may recognize and allow the substitution of appropriate professional experience and achievement if the candidate has less teaching experience than that required above, provided that the candidate demonstrates potential for effective teaching.

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