Willamette University College of Law invites applications for a full time position as Instructor in Legal Research & Writing beginning in the fall of 2016. This is a non-tenure-track faculty position, but there is the potential for promotion to Professor of Legal Writing with a renewable long-term contract after two years of service. Primary responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester, most likely one section of Legal Research and Writing to first-year law students and one section of Legal Analysis for the Bar to third-year law students. In addition, the instructor will contribute as a valued team member to the advancement of the legal research and writing and bar preparation programs.
This position requires excellent legal research and writing skills, at least two years’ experience in law practice and/or experience in law teaching, a passion for student success, and strong communication and counseling abilities. Interested individuals should submit their application materials, including a cover letter and resume, and if experience with law teaching, teaching evaluations, via the Willamette University human resources website: http://willamette.edu/offices/hr/jobs/index.html. Additional information regarding the position may be obtained from the search committee chairperson, Professor Gwynne Skinner, who may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2016. Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.