From an email that I received earlier this week:
The University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota) is seeking applications from experienced faculty for tenured or tenure-track positions that will open in Fall 2012. Although the positions are not necessarily limited by subject matter, particular hiring needs may include civil procedure, criminal law, environmental law, evidence, intellectual property, and tax. The successful candidate is likely to have a substantial portfolio of nationally prominent scholarship and a record of excellent teaching as a tenured or tenure-track law professor.
In UST Law's brief en-year history, we have been able to hire tenured or chaired faculty from nationally regarded law schools such as Notre Dame, Minnesota, Illinois, Baylor, Pepperdine, and St. John’s. Fully accredited in the shortest time possible, the school occupies a new $35 million building in downtown Minneapolis that an ABA site evaluation team called "quite simply breathtaking." UST Law has raised more than $90 million to date (toward a goal of more than $135 million), allowing it to offer competitive salaries to faculty and staff, generous financial aid to students, and substantial loan repayment assistance to future graduates in public interest jobs. We are among the top 25 law schools in the nation in endowment per student. By various measures of scholarly accomplishment and prominence, our faculty consistently ranks in or near the top quarter of law schools in the country.
UST Law's success stems in large part from its unique mission to "integrate faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice." As a Catholic school, UST Law draws on the wisdom of faith and law, with a special focus on ethics, professionalism, and servant leadership. As a small school, UST Law offers a close-knit community in which students and faculty have intensive contact with one another. As an urban school with a social justice emphasis, UST Law is deeply involved in the community through its unique mentor externship program, its public service requirement, and its interprofessional clinic.
Applications should be sent to Professor Gregory Sisk, Appointments Chair, University of St. Thomas School of Law, MSL 400, 1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2015. Applications will be received in confidence. We urge candidates interested in applying to us to include in their application a description of how they could contribute to various aspects of UST Law's distinctive mission. Further details on the mission are available on our website at http://www.stthomas.edu/law/about. UST is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity among faculty, staff, and students.
The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota's largest private university, seeks to develop morally responsible individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. A Catholic and urban university, St. Thomas continues to develop outstanding nationally recognized academic programs and support services as it strengthens its ties to the local community, particularly the vibrant and ethnically diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.