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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Hiring Announcement: Loyola-Chicago

Loyola University Chicago School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in the fall of 2018, pending final approval of funding.  We welcome applicants whose primary area of expertise is Environmental Law with a willingness to teach either Civil Procedure or Property.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship aligns with Loyola’s mission of social justice, as well as candidates who are members of communities traditionally under-represented in the legal profession.  We seek applicants whose research and teaching will contribute to Loyola University’s commitment to solving societal and environmental problems, and advance Loyola's position as a national university leader on environmental research, policy and justice.  Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. 

Qualifications:  Applicants for this position should hold a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school and have distinguished academic credentials.  Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship.   

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Committee.  Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement and research agenda, sample publications, and a letter of interest to http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5520.  Please also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to your professional qualifications for this position.  Please note: these references will not be contacted immediately, but may be contacted at an appropriate later point in the review process.  Additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications may be submitted electronically at the above website, or emailed or mailed to:

Sacha M. Coupet

Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

25 East Pearson Street

Chicago, IL 60611

[email protected]

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty.  As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition.  To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/.   Applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on September 6, 2017 at 06:03 PM in Teaching Law | Permalink


Whenever I read an area of interest in a hiring advertisement with this level of specificity, "primary area of expertise is Environmental Law with a willingness to teach either Civil Procedure or Property," I cannot help but think that the school already has an actual candidate in mind. The entire process seems rigged to arrive at that particular person, regardless of the merit of the other candidates.

The most hilarious hiring advertisement this season comes from Duquesne. "We anticipate making an appointment that focuses on teaching and scholarship in torts or property with preference given to applicants who can fulfill one or more of the following areas of need: cyber-security, health care, real estate finance, real estate transactions, environmental law, and wealth conservation (estate planning, elder law, or tax, especially business tax)." How many people can handle a portfolio of torts, real estate transactions, and wealth conservation ("especially business tax")? If the entire advertisement is not a joke, Duquesne may as well name the specific person they want and dispense with the full search.

Posted by: anon | Sep 11, 2017 11:59:24 AM

"We are particularly interested in ... candidates who are members of communities traditionally under-represented in the legal profession."

Is it legal to discriminate on the basis of race in hiring? I thought the Court only allowed it in college admissions?

Posted by: biff | Sep 8, 2017 12:30:55 PM

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