From an email message I received earlier today:
Texas Tech University School of Law invites applications from exceptional individuals for two positions, a tenured or tenure-track position teaching Water Law, and a full-time Legal Practice lecturer.
For the first position (Requisition Number 88012), we are seeking a professor who, if a tenured candidate, also will serve as Director for the Law School’s Center for Water Law and Policy and the George W. McCleskey Professor of Water Law (a tenure-track candidate would be able to serve as Acting Director). The Center's mission is to contribute to the understanding, development, teaching, and study of water law and policy. The Center is part of the Texas Tech University’s interdisciplinary water initiative, which involves faculty and students representing the disciplines of law, public policy, economics, agriculture, geosciences, engineering, biological sciences, and health sciences. In addition to serving as the Center’s Director, responsibilities would include teaching Water Rights and related courses.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and have relevant experience such as teaching, legal practice, or a judicial clerkship. Entry-level candidates must show scholarly promise, as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, scholarly works in progress, or a scholarly agenda. For any lateral applicant with tenure, a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship is required. Once hired, faculty members are evaluated and advancement is determined by contributions in teaching, research, and service.
The second position (Requisition Number 89239) is for an individual to teach in our exceptional Legal Practice Program (which includes legal writing and various other skills). Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and have relevant experience such as teaching, legal practice, or a judicial clerkship. Legal Practice Faculty Members are appointed under one-year contracts subject to reappointment annually based upon annual reviews, programmatic and budgetary needs. Appointment beyond the fifth year must be approved by a majority vote of the tenured faculty, the Law School Dean and the University Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Under Texas Tech University policy, those in the Legal Practice program do not acquire tenure but enjoy academic freedom, have significant governance rights and if reappointed after six years can only be dismissed for adequate cause. University OP 32.34.
Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, is a state-supported National Research University with an enrollment that exceeds 32,000 students. The law school has approximately 660 students and 40 full-time faculty members. The law school is an integral part of the University and offers 12 dual-degree programs with other Texas Tech schools and colleges. The Lubbock metropolitan area is home to 250,000 people, enjoys affordable housing, abundant sunshine, friendly people, and offers easy access to other parts of the country. For more information, visit our website at http://www.law.ttu.edu/.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references electronically to the attention of Professor John L. Watts, Chair, Personnel Committee, at the Texas Tech Jobs website https://jobs.texastech.edu or www.workattexastech.com. You can contact Professor Watts at [email protected]. Resume review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.