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Monday, July 06, 2020

Hiring Plans and Hiring Committees 2020-2021

I am collecting information about (1) whether a particular school plans to hire in 2020-2021, and (2) if so, information about the school's hiring committee and hiring interests.

Please share in the comments the following information related to the 2020-2021 law school faculty hiring season. (A spreadsheet is below. You cannot edit the spreadsheet directly.)

First:
 
(a) your school;
 
(b) whether your school is pursuing entry-level hiring in 2020-2021 (this could be yes, no, maybe, or something else);
 
(c) whether your school is pursuing lateral hiring in 2020-2021 (this could be yes, no, maybe, or something else).
 
If your school does plan on pursuing hiring in 2020-2021:
 
(d) the chair of your hiring committee (please note if you have different chairs for entry level and lateral candidates--we hope that this information will be useful for both entry level and lateral candidates);
 
(e) other members of your hiring committee (again, please note if there is a distinction between entry level and lateral committees); and
 
(f) any particular subject areas in which your school is looking to hire.

Additionally, if you would like to share the following information, candidates might find it helpful to know:

(g) your committee's feeling about packets/individualized expressions of interest (affirmatively want to receive them, affirmatively don't want to receive them, or don't care one way or the other); 
 
(h) your committee's preferred way to be contacted (email, snail-mail, or phone); 
 
(i) the website, if any, that candidates should use to obtain information about the position or to apply;
 
(j) the number of available faculty positions at your school; and
 
(k) whether you are interested in hiring entry-level candidates, lateral candidates, or both.

I will gather all this information in a downloadable, sortable spreadsheet. (Click on that link to access the spreadsheet and download it; you can also scroll through the embedded version below.)

If you would like to reach me for some reason (e.g., you would prefer not to post your committee information in the comments but would rather email me directly), my email address is sarah dot lawsky (at) law dot northwestern dot edu.

Remember, you cannot edit the spreadsheet directly. The only way to add something to the spreadsheet is to put the information in the comments or email me directly, and I will edit the spreadsheet.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on July 6, 2020 at 11:36 AM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink

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The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law invites applications for faculty positions at the rank of associate professor (tenure track) beginning academic year 2021-2022. Candidates should be aspiring entry-level law faculty or junior lateral candidates.

The hiring committee chair is Prof. RonNell Andersen Jones. Other committee members are Jorge Contreras, Matthew Tokson, Shima Baughman, Amelia Smith Rinehart, Alexander Skibine, and Robert Keiter.

Although all qualified candidates will be considered, the College of Law seeks candidates with teaching interests primarily in the areas of administrative law, business associations, civil procedure, commercial law, constitutional law, contracts, clinics/experiential learning, and federal courts, and secondarily in the areas of environmental law, property, and torts.

Candidates should submit an application to the University of Utah Human Resources website: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/106394.

We anticipate hiring 1-2 faculty members this cycle.

Posted by: RonNell Andersen Jones | Aug 6, 2020 3:20:28 AM

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks entry-level and lateral candidates to join our dynamic intellectual community. We are deeply committed to a community of equity and inclusion, and are particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty. We hope to make multiple hires and are open to a variety of teaching and scholarly interests.

St. John’s Law School is located in New York City in the borough of Queens, one of the most diverse urban communities in the United States. St. John’s Law School is part of St. John’s University, a Catholic, Vincentian, metropolitan, and global institution with campuses in New York, Rome, and Paris that is committed to academic excellence and service to those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages. St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law.

We will consider candidates listed in the FAR, as well as those who apply directly. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, the names of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available), and should be sent in PDF format to Professor Anna Roberts, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at [email protected]

(Other members of the committee are Renee Allen, Elaine Chiu, Kate Klonick, Jeremy Sheff, and Mike Simons.)

Posted by: Anna Roberts | Aug 5, 2020 8:34:57 PM

Notre Dame Law School is looking to hire one or more candidates at both the entry-level and lateral levels. We will consider candidates from a wide array of curricular areas. The corresponding vice-chair is Jeff Pojanowski ([email protected]). Other members of the committee are Roger Alford, Sam Bray, G. Marcus Cole, and Julian Velasco. If you are participating in the FAR process, please don't send voluminous email packets to the vice chair.

Posted by: Jeffrey Pojanowski | Aug 3, 2020 2:13:05 PM

Tulane University Law School is seeking either an entry-level or pre-tenure lateral candidate for a tenure-track position teaching criminal law.

Our hiring committee chair is Martin Davies, and the other members of the committee are Adam Feibelman, Stephen Griffin, Catherine Hancock, Ann Lipton, Sarudzayi Matambanadzo, and Sally Richardson.

We invite applicants to upload their materials to interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/77159. Alternatively, you may send packets to our hiring committee chair, Professor Martin Davies, at [email protected]

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates whose research and teaching interests include such topics as race and the law, critical race theory, and related criminal justice topics including social movements in criminal law (including Black Lives Matter), prisons and prison abolition, mass incarceration, and policing. The appointments committee especially invites applications from candidates who will enhance the diversity of the law faculty.

Posted by: Ann Lipton | Jul 31, 2020 3:22:30 PM

Tulane University Law School is seeking either an entry-level or pre-tenure lateral candidate for a tenure-track position teaching criminal law.

Our hiring committee chair is Martin Davies, and the other members of the committee are Adam Feibelman, Stephen Griffin, Catherine Hancock, Ann Lipton, Sarudzayi Matambanadzo, and Sally Richardson.

We invite applicants to upload their materials to interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/77159. Alternatively, you may send packets to our hiring committee chair, Professor Martin Davies, at [email protected]

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates whose research and teaching interests include such topics as race and the law, critical race theory, and related criminal justice topics including social movements in criminal law (including Black Lives Matter), prisons and prison abolition, mass incarceration, and policing. The appointments committee especially invites applications from candidates who will enhance the diversity of the law faculty.

Posted by: Ann Lipton | Jul 31, 2020 3:22:29 PM

Thanks very much for this query, Brian. Wayne State will be hiring up to three people for this coming year. Here is the ad we submitted to AALS:

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL is seeking to fill up to three tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. We encourage applications from candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and whose scholarship engages with questions of social justice.

Although we welcome applications from candidates in all fields, we have particular interest in the following areas: (i) race and the law and/or critical race theory, (ii) tax or a combination of tax and business, and (iii) criminal law and criminal procedure.

One of the three positions we seek to fill is the Coleman A. Young Foundation Endowed Chair of Urban Affairs. This Chair will be held jointly in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Law School. The position provides a unique opportunity to promote high-impact activities and research on matters central to modern urban affairs. The holder of the chair will occupy a highly visible and influential position in the university, the metropolitan Detroit area and the broader community by playing a leadership role on issues of urban affairs in academia. The minimum qualifications for the Young Chair are: (a) an earned doctorate and/or a JD; (b) a substantial record of published work based either on research or reflections on practice; or (c) career experience in related government or foundation management, urban policy, health policy, social justice policy, or a related field; and (d) a record of direct involvement in public service achievement.

Wayne Law warmly welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who will contribute to the diversity of the faculty.

Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and any other relevant materials to Professor Gregory Fox, Faculty Appointments Committee Chair, at [email protected]

Posted by: Greg Fox | Jul 31, 2020 2:07:58 PM

Chris,

Thanks so much for posting. One question -- your full ad also says, "Secondarily, we are also interested in outstanding candidates in a variety of other areas." How does that work vis a vis the primary areas you've identified? Thanks again.

Posted by: AnonProf | Jul 31, 2020 11:39:01 AM

University of Iowa

We're looking to hire one to two entry level or lateral candidates.

Adrien Wing is the Chair, and the other members are Stella Burch Elias, Emily Hughes, Robert Miller, and Chris Odinet.

Our hiring areas are: Constitutional Law; Criminal Law & Procedure; and Environmental Law & Natural Resources.
Candidates can apply via AALS or through [email protected], https://jobs.uiowa.edu (refer to Requisition #73983)

Posted by: Chris Odinet | Jul 31, 2020 11:07:34 AM

Penn State Law in University Park is conducting a search for tenured or tenure-track faculty in the 2020-2021 academic year. This is part of a multi-year strategic hiring plan and we will consider both entry level and lateral candidates. Lateral candidates may be at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels.

Our searches will consider candidates in all subject areas. Penn State Law particularly encourages applications from candidates who would add to the diversity of the law faculty.

Candidates must have a J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, a distinguished academic record, and demonstrated potential to produce outstanding scholarship. Penn State Law will consider all entry level candidates in the AALS Faculty Appointments Register, as well as through application directly to Penn State Law. Candidates applying directly should submit a cover letter, C.V., and draft work-in-progress. Specific inquiries should be addressed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Professor Takis Tridimas, at [email protected] Please do not send any candidate materials to this email. All applicants must apply via Workday through the following link:
https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Tenured-or-Tenure-Track-Faculty--Penn-State-Law_REQ_0000005005-1

Penn State Law is located on Penn State’s University Park, Pennsylvania campus. For more information, please visit our website at https://pennstatelaw.psu.edu/. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Posted by: Panagiotis Tridimas | Jul 31, 2020 5:45:25 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for entry level or junior lateral candidates for one tenure-track position or a clinical professor of law or a podium visitors to begin as soon as practicable. The Law School seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Candidates should have an excellent academic background, demonstrated potential to be a productive scholar, the commitment to become an engaged classroom teacher, and a commitment to Cultural Competence, understanding implicit bias, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging as these concepts relate to legal instruction. In addition candidates should be willing to serve as a mentor or role model for ethnically and racially diverse students. We welcome applications from candidates interested in all areas of law.

Oklahoma City University School of Law is located in downtown Oklahoma City and is deeply engaged in the legal, business, and governmental communities. Oklahoma City was named “America’s Most Livable Community” last year and is consistently ranked among the most affordable and prosperous cities, among the top cities for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and among the best run large cities.

Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity. The School of Law aspires to be a leader among our peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in the area of social justice and in responding to the needs and concerns of an increasingly diverse population. In an effort to enrich our academic environment and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the Law School actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic and racial groups historically underrepresented in the teaching and practice of law. For the university’s complete nondiscrimination policy, please see https://www.okcu.edu/admin/hr/policies/general/nondiscrimination-policy-equity-resolution-process/nondiscrimination-policy/.

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted online at https://www.okcu.edu/admin/hr/careers/ . Please direct inquiries to Professor Danné L. Johnson, Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 N. Harvey Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102, [email protected] 405-208-5861

Posted by: Danne L. Johnson | Jul 29, 2020 7:08:43 PM

As a candidate, I would really love to see this “widely circulated list.” Thank you, academic gatekeepers.

Posted by: Candidate | Jul 28, 2020 2:29:34 AM


University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
We're looking to hire three entry level candidates or laterals for tenure track positions.
Steve Clowney is the Chair. The other member of the committee are Cyndi Nance, Sara Gosman, Jordan Woods, Beth Zilberman, and Alex Nunn.
We're hiring in three broad areas: Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, and Business/Corporate.

Posted by: Steve Clowney | Jul 27, 2020 10:58:10 AM

Does anyone know of any schools that will definitely be having dean searches this year but might not have announced them just yet?

Posted by: AnonProf | Jul 21, 2020 5:27:33 PM

No need to freak out -- Brian Leiter has more information --
https://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2020/07/an-early-sign-about-this-years-job-market-for-law-teachers.html
People aren't participating in this post for whatever reason, but the committees are apparently being constituted. (Separate issue about the fact that there is a "widely circulated" list that isn't public--that's a service that AALS could be providing but isn't.)

Posted by: Sarah Lawsky | Jul 21, 2020 11:50:55 AM

So....are we allowed to start freaking out yet? In past years, we would have had several posts by now.

Posted by: Anon | Jul 21, 2020 11:39:47 AM

Don't spend too much time reading tea leaves. We should expect hiring committees' schedules to be heretic and the budget approval process from the schools/universities slower this year.

Posted by: Anon | Jul 13, 2020 10:49:21 PM

Bueller? Bueller? Anyone? Anyone?

Seriously though I suspect there will be very little hiring this year and most of it will be junior laterals (take a look at Leiter's post of lateral moves, there's been more and more junior lateral hires each year).

Posted by: AnonProf | Jul 13, 2020 3:53:27 PM

Is there a sense from past years as to when the spreadsheet begins to get populated? Pre or post bulletin?

Posted by: anon | Jul 13, 2020 3:45:53 PM

is anything coming? thanks !

Posted by: anon | Jul 13, 2020 1:12:36 PM

The silence here is deafening.

Posted by: anon1 | Jul 13, 2020 12:44:45 PM

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