Associate/ Assistant Professor

University of North Texas System

Dallas, TX

ID: 7086065
Posted: September 24, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Salary Information Salary commensurate with experience
Department Summary
The UNT Dallas College of Law welcomes applications from experienced lawyers, judges, and law school instructors who are interested in serving as Assistant Professor of Law starting the Fall of 2022. This is a full-time, tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and service, and to assist in further development of the UNT Dallas College of Law program.

The UNT Dallas College of Law is a public law school in downtown Dallas with a full-time day division and a part-time evening division. The College of Law’s goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice-related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.

Position Summary
APPOINTMENT

The appointment will be as a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor. The professor will teach twelve credit hours per academic year beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year. The College of Law is interested in persons with all substantive legal interests, but particularly is interested in persons able to teach Civil Procedure, Conflicts of Laws, Contracts, Evidence, Family Law, Property, Remedies, Torts, Trial Advocacy, Wills, Trusts, Business Associations, Commercial Law and Estates.



RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is a tenure-track position which will be responsible for teaching twelve credit hours per academic year and engaging in quality applied research/scholarly activities. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in service activities to grow a fledging program such as curriculum development, student recruiting, program assessment, program development and leadership, student advisement, and committee leadership.



EXPECTATIONS
Because the educational program will strive for excellence in developing practice-related competencies, faculty members will be expected to follow the instructional and curricular practices of the College of Law, including use of the Canvas Learning Management System, learning outcomes, multiple assessments, and research and writing modules within a course, as appropriate, with support from other faculty as well as research librarians. The College of Law will support faculty in these areas by providing training, course design expertise, and learning management system support.


Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

J.D. degree
Superb academic and professional qualifications
Practice experience that is sufficiently extensive and high quality to be a foundation for teaching in the College of Law’s educational program
Demonstrated ability to achieve excellence in teaching and in guiding and mentoring as to professional formation of students
Commitment to the goals of the College of Law and its curricular and instructional methods and goals


Preferred Qualifications
Experience in program accreditation.
Experience in program assessment.
Academic experience working on a university campus with a culturally-diverse population.
Required License / Registration / Certification
Physical Requirements Lifting up to 10 pounds, Sitting, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate
Area of Specialty
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.



 

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