Assistant/Associate Professor of Law - Legal Analysis & Writing - 000732
University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia

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The University of Richmond School of Law is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty member to teach one section of the first-year J.D. Legal Analysis and Writing (LAW) course, along with one upper-level analysis and writing course. The position begins in August 2024.

Our first-year writing program is a two-semester, five-credit program that focuses on legal analysis and core principles of communication and expository writing, such as audience and purpose, organization, and presentation. It is a director-less program in which the LAW faculty coordinate learning objectives. Faculty are expected to teach and assess the same fundamental skills of legal analysis and writing using a shared process-based approach, and to provide multiple opportunities for students to practice and receive feedback. Faculty have autonomy with respect to all pedagogical choices for achieving these objectives, including, for example, classroom exercises and problem design, selection, and implementation. Separate from the LAW course, first-year students take a one-credit research course taught in the fall by library faculty. The appointed hire will also teach an upper-level course for students who would benefit from an additional semester of instruction in legal analysis and writing fundamentals.

Depending on experience, a successful candidate will be hired as Assistant or Associate Professor of Law, Legal Practice and will be eligible for promotion and five-year presumptively renewable contract upon promotion to Professor of Law, Legal Practice. The position requires a J.D. degree and at least three years of relevant teaching experience in first-year legal analysis and writing.

The University of Richmond School of Law combines a rigorous academic program with extensive clinical and experiential learning opportunities to prepare students for 21st-century legal practice. LAW faculty are eligible for long-term contracts, voting rights (for all but tenure hiring and promotion), professional development funds, and summer writing grants. The Law School also cultivates a genuinely collegial community marked by engagement, civility, inclusivity, and concern for others and the greater good.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university.

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the School of Law, please visit https://law.richmond.edu/.

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to: lawfacultyapp@richmond.edu. We encourage applicants to include information about their teaching and mentoring philosophies, approaches to effective feedback, and knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogy practices. The committee will begin considering applications on January 22 and anticipates conducting Zoom screening interviews in early February.


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