Assistant/Associate Professor of Legal Writing

Job Description & Qualification

The University of Alabama School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Legal Writing. This position has been created to expand and further strengthen the Law School’s program in legal writing. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to contributing to the growth, development, and improvement of the legal writing program. Working under the supervision of the Law School’s Director of Legal Writing, our legal writing faculty collaborate with colleagues on core assignments and on teaching strategies but otherwise select and develop their own materials and lessons.

The non-tenure-earning position will be on a contract basis with an initial three-year term and the possibility of additional three-year terms. The successful candidate will teach two sections in the first-year program and will also develop an upper-level writing or drafting course and teach that course twice during the three-year contract. The successful candidate, in consultation with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Legal Writing, may be eligible to coach a moot court team for additional compensation.

Applicants must have a law degree from an ABA-accredited law school and a strong academic record. Applicants must demonstrate effective legal writing skills and should be admitted to and in good standing with a state bar. Preference will be given to applicants with four or more years of legal experience and to applicants with teaching experience.

All applicants must apply for this position through the University of Alabama’s job site at Applications must include a resume, cover letter, list of three references, and a writing sample (which can be uploaded via the “Other Document 1” section). Applications will be received until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by April 1, 2022.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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Job ID

ID: J10571