Lecturer, Law - Bentley University

Job Description & Qualification

The Law and Taxation Department at Bentley University is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time position at the rank of Lecturer to teach undergraduate and graduate business law courses beginning Fall 2023.

The primary function of the position will be to teach Law courses, initially the University’s required core course, Business Law, with opportunities to teach other courses as the department’s needs dictate. The Lecturer contract carries an eight-course teaching load in one academic year. While class sizes may vary, Law courses are generally capped at 35 students.
Lecturers are also expected to engage in departmental and university service. The Department is looking for applicants who are interested in working with students outside the classroom in a variety of capacities (e.g., advising law minors, advising the Law Club or other student organizations, working with career services to provide pre-law advising, teaching the university’s freshman seminar). Lecturers are also asked at times to participate in university-wide committees and events. The successful applicant will be expected to be an engaged participant in the Law and Taxation Department and in the Bentley community. Information about the Law Department is available at: Bentley University Law and Taxation Department

Bentley University leads higher education in the integration of global business with the arts and sciences, corporate social responsibility, and our legacy strengths in accounting and finance. We seek faculty who have a commitment to high ethical standards and a willingness to embrace change. A supportive, team-oriented work environment promotes personal development and professional accomplishment.

Bentley University is an AACSB accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Bloomberg ranks Bentley in the top 20 undergraduate business programs in the United States and U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley as 6th in the Best Regional Universities-North category.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate (JD).

Qualified applicants must demonstrate evidence of or strong promise of teaching excellence. This can be established by full-time or adjunct teaching at an accredited college or university. It can also be indicated by strong public speaking and/or client relations skills, evidence of patience and effectiveness working with millennials, and/or demonstrated skill at explaining legal concepts to non-lawyers. In addition, applicants must be familiar with Blackboard and Zoom or have a willingness to learn. Bentley University makes training available for both platforms. Experience teaching undergraduates, especially Business Law, is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For best consideration, please apply by October 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. For full consideration, candidates should submit the following as part of the application:

Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
Diversity Statement: The diversity statement should be one-to-two pages and speak to your experience with diversity (i.e., gender, race, ethnicity, age, religious or other backgrounds) and/or inclusion (all members of an organization are valued, respected, and have influence) and how it relates to your teachin Bentley University recognizes that your individual exposure to diversity is a function of your background. We value those from relatively homogenous cultural contexts as well as those from diverse cultural contexts, whether in the U.S. or internationally, where diversity may take on different forms.
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Application Procedure

To apply to this position, please submit an online application at: https://bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/faculty/details/Lecturer--Law_R0002930

\For best consideration, please apply by October 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

About the Organization

Bentley University is one of the world’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader with the technical skills, global perspective, and ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. We instill in our students a deep sense of corporate social responsibility and prepare them to succeed in a future shaped by rapidly changing technology. The University enrolls approximately 4,200 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. Bentley received many top national rankings for academics, career services and internships.

Located 12 miles west of Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts, Bentley is on the doorstep of one of the nation’s leading cities. The Greater Boston area is a vibrant place to work and live. With over 35 colleges and universities, Boston is an extraordinary community in which to engage intellectually, and its business community, host to leading companies in the healthcare, technology, and financial services industries, offers a rich field for business scholars. Home to leading arts institutions, professional sports teams, historical sites, and outdoor recreation, the Greater Boston area is also a great place to live, with a variety of urban and suburban neighborhoods, strong school districts, and a lively restaurant scene.

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Job ID

ID: J11726