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Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Hiring Plans and Hiring Committees 2021-2022

Update, 7/11/2021: For some reason the comments were briefly showing up as closed. I don't know how that happened; I did not close them. I'm still definitely collecting this information--comments should be working now, or you can email me at sarah*dot* lawsky at law *dot* northwestern *dot* edu and I will add your information to the spreadsheet.

I am collecting information about (1) whether a particular school plans to hire in 2021-2022, 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 2021-2022 law school faculty hiring season. (A spreadsheet is below. You cannot edit the spreadsheet directly.)

(a) your school;
(b) whether your school is pursuing entry-level hiring in 2021-2022 (this could be yes, no, maybe, or something else);
(c) whether your school is pursuing lateral hiring in 2021-2022 (this could be yes, no, maybe, or something else).
If your school does plan on pursuing hiring in 2021-2022:
(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.)

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on July 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


Texas A&M appointments committee (both laterals and entry level) is Brendan Maher (chair), Lisa Alexander, Fatma Marouf, Saurabh Vishnubhakat, and Vanessa Casado Perez. All areas. Multiple positions. Our announcement, with additional details:

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to advance its academic programs and commitment to scholarly inquiry by recruiting multiple faculty candidates for full time, tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track positions for August 2022. Since integrating with Texas A&M in 2013, the law school (located in Dallas/Fort Worth) has sustained a remarkable institutional trajectory, as evidenced by significant growth in the size, diversity, and scholarly impact of our faculty; dramatic gains in the academic profile of our incoming students; and resulting advances in the school’s rank and reputation. We are particularly interested in recruiting outstanding scholars—-of any research methodology and in any subject area—-who are excited by the opportunity to engage in scholarship, teaching, and policy work at the highest level, at one of the nation’s largest public universities.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent.

Application Instructions: Applicants may submit a résumé and cover letter at https://apply.interfolio.com/91052 (for tenure and tenure-track positions) or https://apply.interfolio.com/91057 (for other positions).

Questions: Questions should be sent to Professor Brendan Maher, Appointments Committee Chair, at [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Posted by: Brendan Maher | Aug 2, 2021 10:40:50 AM

(a) Vanderbilt University Law School
(b) Yes (entry-level hiring)
(c) Yes (lateral hiring)
(d) Chair: Kevin Stack (consolidated committee)
(e) Other Committee members: Brian Broughman, Jessica Clarke, Joe Fishman (Fall)/Brian Fitzpatrick (Spring), Nancy King, Sara Mayeux, J.B. Ruhl, Ganesh Sitaraman as well as Deans ex officio
(f) We are conducting three searches. One search is for a scholar whose work addresses race and the law, and two others in areas that fit our other needs which include constitutional law (rights), civil rights, civil litigation related fields, taxation, commercial Law, torts, and IP/patent.
(g) We welcome individual expressions of interest uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/91289
(h) Preferred contact: [email protected]
(i) Website: to http://apply.interfolio.com/91289
(j) We are considering entry-levels and laterals for all three positions.

Posted by: Kevin Stack | Aug 2, 2021 10:11:02 AM

Belmont University College of Law invites applications from entry level and experienced candidates to fill up to three tenure-track faculty positions to begin during the 2022-2023 academic year.

The chair of the committee is Lucian Dervan ([email protected]). The other members of the committee are Kristi Arth, Don Cochran, Debbie Farringer, and Loren Mulraine.

Particular areas of interest include health law, civil procedure, property, trusts & estates, and legal research and writing (tenure-track).

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae using the recruitment committee’s email address - [email protected]

Posted by: Lucian Dervan | Jul 30, 2021 12:44:41 PM

Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is hiring two entry level and/or lateral candidates.

Primary subject areas - race and the law and business law (broadly defined to include tax, business organizations, finance, bankruptcy, securities regulation, etc.).

Hiring committee: Rhett Larson (chair), Kim Holst, Stacy Leeds, Michael Selmi, and Art Hinshaw.

Our entry-level search will rely on the AALS Faculty Appointments Register. For interested lateral candidates, please send any inquiries or materials to Rhett Larson ([email protected]).

Posted by: Rhett Larson | Jul 29, 2021 5:56:52 PM

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is hiring at least two entry level and/or lateral candidates.

Primary subject areas - civil procedure, environmental law, intellectual property; secondary subject areas - contracts, federal courts, property, torts.

Hiring committee: Matthew Tokson (chair), Teneille Brown, Erika George, Christine Kim, Nancy McLaughlin, Shima Baradaran Baughman (ex officio), Louisa Heiny (ex officio).

If interested (and not using FAR), please apply at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/119525

Posted by: Utah | Jul 26, 2021 2:23:11 PM

The University of Oregon School of Law is hiring an entry-level assistant professor (tenure track) specializing in corporate/business law, to start Fall 2022. Appointments Chair: Jen Reynolds. Appointments Committee: Andrea Coles-Bjerre, Michael Fakhri, Laurie Hauber, Eric Priest. To review our job posting and application instructions, please click here: https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527574/assistant-professor-of-law.

Posted by: Jen Reynolds | Jul 22, 2021 2:46:46 PM

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service, is seeking applicants for entry level or lateral appointment in the School of Law beginning Fall 2022.

Our focus is on filing needs in the first-year curriculum fields of civil procedure, contracts, torts, constitutional law, and criminal law as well as in upper-level courses such as evidence and professional responsibility. The appointment is at the level of Assistant, Associate or Professor of Law. Chad Flanders is the chair of the hiring committee ([email protected]). Direct expressions of interest are welcome.

Posted by: Chad Flanders | Jul 21, 2021 8:32:49 AM

The University of Kansas School of Law invites applications from entry level and junior lateral candidates for two tenure-track, associate professor positions to begin fall 2022.

We will consider candidates in all subject areas, but are particularly interested in the areas of (1) property and (2) business, corporate finance, and transactional law, as well as candidates whose work engages these subjects in dialogue with other areas of law.

Committee members include Professor Uma Outka (Chair), Melanie Daily, Chris Drahozal, Lou Mulligan, Kyle Velte, and Virginia Harper-Ho (ex-officio). Direct expressions of interest are welcome via email to the Chair: [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online:
Property: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/19640BR
Business: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/19637BR

Posted by: Uma Outka | Jul 20, 2021 1:54:55 PM

Washington University School of Law will be conducting entry-level hiring in 2021-2022.

Dan Epps (me) is the Chair of our unified hiring committee. The other members are Scott Baker, Danielle D'Onfro, Daniel Harawa, Peter Joy, and Andrea Katz, as well as Pauline Kim (only for purposes of the cluster hire search described below).

We are conducting two searches. In our more general search we will consider candidates in all subject areas, but we are particularly interested in private law, including property, torts, and contracts, as well as evidence, civil procedure, and other areas of teaching need. This is primarily an entry-level search, but we may consider some lateral candidates.

We are also searching for candidates at all levels whose scholarly agendas sit at the intersection of race, law, and social inequality, and who would be hired in connection with Washington University’s Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative. More information about this initiative is available at https://provost.wustl.edu/programs-initiatives/faculty-diversity/race-and-ethnicity-cluster-hire-initiative/ and at https://source.wustl.edu/2021/06/first-race-and-ethnicity-cluster-hires-arrive-at-washington-university/.

No strong feeling about packets (electronic only, please) but information about particular interest in our school or the St. Louis region is useful.

Packets and other materials should be directed to the appointments committee email address, [email protected] Specific substantive questions may be directed to me.

Posted by: Dan Epps | Jul 17, 2021 12:56:24 PM

UC Davis School of Law expects to fill two positions this year. We are considering both entry-level and lateral candidates. Carlton Larson is the chair of the committee; the other members are Donna Shestowsky, Peter Lee, David Horton, Irene Joe, and Afra Afsharipour. We have especially strong needs in torts, civil procedure, evidence, intellectual property, and business law. Applications should be submitted through this link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04244. Please direct any inquiries to [email protected]

Posted by: Carlton Larson | Jul 16, 2021 12:52:38 PM

(a) DePaul University College of Law

(b) Yes to entry-level hiring

(c) Focus is primarily on entry-level

(d) Chair: Wendy Netter Epstein

(e) Other committee members: Emily Cauble, Max Helveston, Julie Lawton, Mark Weber

(f) Subjects: Constitutional Law; Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure; and Race, Inequality and the Law; but we welcome applications from qualified candidates across all areas and specializations

(g) interested candidates should submit application materials to this link rather than emailing packets: https://apply.interfolio.com/89265

(h) preferred contact: [email protected]

(i) position listing: https://apply.interfolio.com/89265

(j) 1 available position

Posted by: Wendy Epstein | Jul 15, 2021 5:34:05 PM

(a) University of Hawai'i William S. Richardson School of Law

(b) Yes to entry-level hiring

(c) Yes to lateral hiring

(d) Charles Booth

(e) Daniel Barnett, Richard Chen, Andrea Freeman, Calvin Pang, Susan Serrano

(f) All first-year courses, with Property as top priority. Additional interests in Business Law, Environmental Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, International Law, Native Hawaiian Law, and Pacific-Asian Legal Studies.

(g) Yes to expressions of interest

(h) Email the chair or any committee member

(i) Application website forthcoming

(j) Number of positions TBD

(k) Interested in both entry-level and lateral candidates

Posted by: Richard Chen | Jul 15, 2021 3:01:12 PM

Probably worth clarifying in the excel spreadsheet that it is Indiana-Indianapolis (McKinney) and not Indiana-Bloomington (Maurer) that has posted that hiring call.

Posted by: Multiple-Indianas | Jul 15, 2021 1:03:44 PM

Chicago-Kent College of Law
Hiring Announcement
July 15, 2021

Chicago-Kent College of Law expects to hire one or more faculty to join our vibrant and nationally recognized intellectual community. We have hiring needs in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:

• First-Year Subjects, particularly Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts;
• Upper-Level Subjects, particularly Race and the Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, International Law, and Tax Law.

Chicago-Kent is an equal opportunity employer. Since our founding as a law school serving Chicago’s immigrant and working-class communities, we have been committed to fostering the inclusion of underrepresented groups in the legal profession. We accepted women and students of color from our inception, graduating our first African-American woman in 1894. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and continuing our dedication to providing opportunities for all, regardless of age, citizenship status, class, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

While we will be consulting the Faculty Appointments Register (FAR) through the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), we welcome expressions of interest from both entry-level and lateral candidates, which should be directed to [email protected] and include a cover letter and CV.

Committee: Alexander Boni-Saenz (Co-Chair), Carolyn Shapiro (Co-Chair), Kimberly Bailey, Felice Batlan, Edward Lee, Noah Smith-Drelich

Posted by: Alexander A. Boni-Saenz | Jul 15, 2021 12:07:41 PM

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University seeks to fill one or more tenure-track positions. All candidates must have a strong commitment to serious scholarship. We are particularly interested in candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty.

(a) Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law

(b) Entry-level hiring in 2021-2022 -- yes

(c) Lateral hiring in 2021-2022 -- yes; preferably junior faculty

(d) Chair of Tenure Track Appointments Committee -- Linda Galler

(e) Other members of Committee -- Brenner Fissell, Daniel Greenwood, Mark Niles

(f) We will consider all subject areas but primarily seek candidates with research and teaching interests in Torts, Property, and other first year courses (Contracts, Criminal Law, and Civil Procedure). We are particularly interested in faculty members who also have research and teaching interests in Environmental Law, Bankruptcy and/or Commercial Law.

(g) Happy to receive packets/individualized expressions of interest

(h) Prefer to be contacted by email

(i) Apply to [email protected]

(j) the number of available faculty positions -- one or two

(k) Interested in hiring both entry-level candidates and lateral candidates (preferably junior laterals)

Posted by: Linda Galler | Jul 14, 2021 3:41:14 PM

The University of Wisconsin Law School is hiring for two positions this year: one in tax (entry-level or lateral), and one for the new James E. Jones, Jr. Chair in Law. For the Jones Chair, we seek individuals who work in the areas of race and law, labor and employment, or other closely related areas. Our committee members are Anuj Desai, Yaron Nili, Miriam Seifter (chair), Steph Tai, Nina Varsava, and Jason Yackee. Details and application instructions for each position are here:

Posted by: Miriam Seifter | Jul 13, 2021 8:50:11 PM

(a) Lewis & Clark Law School

(b) Yes for entry level hiring in 2021-22

(c) No specific plans for lateral hiring but willing to consider

(d) coordinating chair: John Parry

(e) Lisa Benjamin, Michael Blumm, Steve Johansen, Aliza Kaplan, Lydia Loren, Sandy Patrick, Juliet Stumpf, Hadley Van Vactor Kroll

(f) criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, property, wills & trusts, lawyering/legal writing

(g) We are very interested in receiving communications from candidates, especially if they have a specific connection to or interest in the Pacific Northwest

(h) email: [email protected]

(i) https://law.lclark.edu/faculty/faculty_positions/

(j) 3 -- two tenure track and one leading to an indefinite contract

(k) our focus is entry-level but we are open to lateral candidates, particularly untenured junior faculty.

Posted by: John Parry | Jul 13, 2021 12:55:45 PM

(a) Drake University Law School
(b) yes, entry-level
(c) yes, lateral
(d) Chair: Ellen Yee
(e) Other cmte members: Miguel Schor, Matthew Doré, Danielle Shelton, Jeremy Kidd
(f) We are seeking to fill three tenure-track positions in: Civil Procedure, Tax/Commercial Law/Bankruptcy, Professional Responsibility, Intellectual Property, and Family Law
(g) We welcome packets/individualized expressions of interest emailed to [email protected]
(h) email [email protected]
(i) DRAKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Professor of Law positions beginning in the 2022-23 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in Civil Procedure, Tax/Commercial Law/Bankruptcy, Professional Responsibility, Intellectual Property, and Family Law. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have a record of academic excellence, substantial academic or practice experience, a passion for teaching, and a record of, or potential for, accomplishment in scholarship. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Drake University Law School sustains a vibrant intellectual culture, and Des Moines has been recognized as one of the top ten Best Places to Live (US News) and Best Places for Business and Careers (Forbes), with a robust and growing economy (Wall Street Journal). The Law School features innovative and nationally recognized programs in agricultural law, constitutional law, legal writing, and practical training.

Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the nation’s diversity. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. Diversity is one of Drake’s core values and applicants need to demonstrate an ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and/or ethnic backgrounds.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately. Applications (including a letter of interest, a complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement, and the names and addresses of at least three references) should be sent to Professor Ellen Yee, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, Drake University Law School, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 or e-mail: [email protected]

(j) three tenure-track positions
(k) We are interested in hiring both entry-level and lateral candidates

Posted by: Ellen Yee | Jul 13, 2021 11:04:39 AM

a. Cardozo School of Law
b. Yes to entry-level hiring
c. Yes to lateral hiring
d. and e:
Appointments Committee:
Myriam Gilles
Betsy Ginsberg
Lindsay Nash
Stew Sterk, Chair
Sam Weinstein
Chuck Yablon
f. Our primary focus in on IP and ADR. We are seeking a director for our ADR program.
g and h:
Applicants should send CV to Stew Sterk at [email protected]

Posted by: Stewart Sterk | Jul 12, 2021 4:45:29 PM

Answers to specific questions regarding faculty hiring:

(a) University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
(b) Entry level only.
(c) No. we are not pursuing lateral hiring.
(d) Arthur Acevedo, Chair Faculty Recruitment Committee
(e) Committee members include Kevin Hopkins, Hugh Mundy, Renee Hatcher, Sonia Green, Cecil Hunt, Amy Campbell
(f) Primary: Civil Procedure, Property, Torts. Secondary: Prof. Resp. Estates & Trusts, Remedies, Business Assoc.
(g) We are happy to receive packets and individualized expressions of interest at [email protected]
(h) email [email protected]
(i) Visit the school website at https://law.uic.edu/
(j) We have two entry-level tenure-line positions available.
(k) We're interested in hiring at the entry level only.

Posted by: Arthur Acevedo | Jul 11, 2021 7:59:54 PM

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is planning for strategic multi-year hiring, beginning this academic year. We will post an update on our hiring priorities and committee members in late August.

Posted by: David Schwartz | Jul 9, 2021 4:44:16 PM

William & Mary Law School will be hiring multiple tenure-track faculty positions this academic year. We welcome applications from both lateral and entry-level candidates in all curricular areas. The chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee is Alli Larsen; interested lateral applicants should send resumes to:[email protected] We will review the AALS Faculty Appointments Register, so entry-level candidates do not need to send us materials individually in order to be considered.

Posted by: Alli Larsen | Jul 9, 2021 3:20:29 PM

The University of San Diego School of Law is hiring entry-level and laterals, with particular interest in junior tax and corporate scholars, and those who would contribute to the faculty's diversity. The appointments committee is Don Dripps, Orly Lobel, Miranda Fleischer, Steve Smith, Mila Sohoni, Mary Jo Wiggins, and Dov Fox (chair). Interested candidates should email a CV and any accompanying materials to [email protected]

For more information, see: https://jobs.sandiego.edu/cw/en-us/job/494519/assistant-professor-of-lawprofessor-of-law

Posted by: Dov Fox | Jul 9, 2021 2:24:11 PM

Rutgers Law School (Newark) hopes to fill two tenure track positions this year. We are looking for entry level or early junior lateral candidates at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Law. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: Trust and Estates; Family Law; Torts; Tax Law; Race-Related Courses (including Latino/a/x legal studies); Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, and Access to Justice. David Troutt is the Chair of the Appointments Committee and may be reached at [email protected]

Posted by: Rose Cuison-Villazor | Jul 9, 2021 1:52:15 PM

a. UC Hastings Law
b. maybe for entry-level hiring
c. yes for lateral hiring
d. Zachary Price
e. Jodi Short, Richard Boswell, David Takacs, and Hadar Aviram
f. We have three openings. We are looking to fill one position in health law; the other two are open as to subject-matter.
g. Interested candidates should send their CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and representative publications or drafts.
h. Please email [email protected]
i. https://www.uchastings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/6.4.21-Draft-Hiring-Notice-Appointments.pdf
j. Three
k. We are considering both entry-level and lateral candidates.

Posted by: Zachary Price | Jul 9, 2021 1:40:30 PM

Boston College Law School will be hiring for two junior/entry level positions and one more senior lateral.

The Committee for both both entry level and lateral positions is:
Kent Greenfield (chair)
Diane Ring, Interim Dean
Katharine Young, Academic Dean
Daniel Lyons, Academic Dean
Shu-Yi Oei
Steve Koh

The curricular needs for the junior positions are broad (see listing below); for the lateral hire we are searching for an “accomplished scholar with an established track record in civil rights, critical race theory, racial justice, race and law, or related fields.” Interested applicants should contact: Kent Greenfield, Chair, Appointments Committee, at [email protected]


Ad for entry level tenure track podium positions:

BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL expects to make tenure-track faculty appointments this year, with a focus on entry-level or junior lateral candidates. We welcome applications from candidates across all areas of law, although we are particularly interested in the following fields: commercial law, family law, civil rights law, privacy/cybersecurity, law and social science, civil procedure, contracts, professional responsibility, environmental law and justice, criminal law, and constitutional law. Applicants must possess a J.D. or equivalent degree and outstanding academic credentials. Relevant experience in private practice, government service, public service, or a judicial clerkship, or a Ph.D., is strongly preferred. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected under federal, state or local law.  We strongly encourage those who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity. Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is located in Newton, Massachusetts, approximately 7 miles west of downtown Boston. Interested applicants should contact: Kent Greenfield, Chair, Appointments Committee, at [email protected], or at Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02459.

Ad for more senior level lateral with a focus on scholarship relating to issues in race and law:
Boston College Law School Appointments Announcement: Academic Year 2021-22
BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL seeks to deepen its commitment to scholarship and teaching in areas that bear on issues of race, equality and justice. As part of that vision, Boston College Law School expects to make a tenured appointment this year of an accomplished scholar with an established track record in civil rights, critical race theory, racial justice, race and law, or related fields. Applicants must possess a J.D. or equivalent degree and outstanding academic credentials. Relevant experience in private practice, government service, public service, or a judicial clerkship, or a Ph.D., is strongly preferred. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected under federal, state or local law. We strongly encourage those who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity. Boston College, a Jesuit, Catholic university, is located in Newton, Massachusetts, approximately 7 miles west of downtown Boston. Interested applicants should contact: Kent Greenfield, Chair, Appointments Committee, at [email protected] Although the search will be open until the position is filled, those interested are invited to apply by September 15 via [email protected]

Posted by: Kent Greenfield | Jul 9, 2021 1:22:33 PM

(a-c & f) Santa Clara University School of Law is hiring for one tenure-line position to start Fall 2022. We are considering both entry-level and lateral candidates. Our search does not have any subject area restrictions, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach a first-year course.

(d-e) The Appointments Committee:

Prof. Margalynne Armstrong
Prof. Liza-Jane Capatos
Prof. Eric Goldman
Prof. Sue Guan
Prof. Deep Gulasekaram
Prof. Michelle Oberman (chair)

(g-h) We welcome applications at our application portal: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/scu/scu/job/Santa-Clara-CA/Professor-of-Law_R1378 Pre-application inquiries can be made by email to the committee chair or any other committee member.


The complete listing:

Santa Clara University School of Law is dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. We are excited to welcome applications for a new tenure-track position to begin in the 2022-2023 academic year. Ideal candidates will be creative and committed scholars, exemplary teachers, and engaged colleagues, eager to serve our students and our institution alike. As one of the most diverse law schools in our nation, the School of Law has a longstanding commitment to the diversity of its faculty and its student body and an inclusive learning environment that is welcoming for all. In filling this position, we are particularly seeking candidates with experience and potential for teaching and successfully mentoring students from groups underrepresented in the legal profession, first generation students, and those coming from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Whether entry-level or lateral, candidates should be prepared to teach at least one first-year course as well as a balance of upper-level elective courses. Candidates also should have a well thought-out research agenda and a demonstrated commitment to producing excellent legal scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, including a J.D. from an accredited law school or an equivalent degree (such as a Ph.D. in a related field). Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellent teaching and the ability to pursue an ambitious scholarly agenda.

Starting Date: August 1, 2022

Application Deadline: We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and anticipate making final decisions no later than December, 2021.

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter or personal statement that includes a statement of teaching interests a projected research agenda, a brief description of mentorship abilities and capacity to help students with nontraditional backgrounds succeed in their professional development, and an explanation of the candidate’s specific interest in SCU and our Silicon Valley/Northern CA location, (2) a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), (3) teaching evaluations from any courses taught, and (4) (optional) letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent in electronic form (Word and/or PDF format).

Posted by: Eric Goldman | Jul 8, 2021 10:41:41 PM

Duke University School of Law is anticipating hiring both entry-level and lateral faculty. The entry-level committee chair is Lawrence Zelenak and the laterals chair is Laurence Helfer.

Posted by: Kerry Abrams | Jul 8, 2021 6:23:46 PM

The University of Surrey School of Law in England is hiring in Financial Law and in AI & Law. We are open to both entry-level and lateral candidates. Surrey will not be formally participating in the AALS process this year, although it has in past years. Surrey currently has 10 JDs on its staff and is very open to hiring candidates from the US legal academic market. Further information and job applications can be found here:

Financial Law: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=038721
AI & Law: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=034621 (For the law-specific role, the details can be found at the bottom of the recruitment landing page here: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/artificial-intelligence/ai-institute-recruitment

Interested candidates are welcome to contact the Head of School, Prof. Alex Sarch, by e-mail for more information.

Posted by: Ira Lindsay | Jul 8, 2021 1:09:39 PM

The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law is hoping to hire for up to three tenure-track positions this year. We are happy to consider entry-level or untenured lateral candidates across all curricular areas. Our committee members are Todd Aagaard, Michelle Dempsey, Andrew Lund (chair), Teri Ravenell, and Emily Stolzenberg.

Posted by: Andrew Lund | Jul 8, 2021 11:02:49 AM

The University of Richmond School of Law seeks top-notch scholars who are passionate about their teaching and research, who will thrive in an environment of engaged faculty, and who view the success of their students and colleagues as their own success. This year we have openings for as many as three tenure-stream professors. We are open to a range of areas of interest but are especially looking for expertise in criminal law and procedure, critical legal theory, immigration, evidence, corporations, cybersecurity, and data analytics/empirical legal studies.

The University of Richmond, an equal opportunity employer, is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. We strongly encourage applications that are in keeping with this commitment.

Answers to Sarah's specific questions:
(a) We're the University of Richmond -- go Spiders!
(b) We're pursuing entry-level hiring.
(c) We're also pursuing lateral hiring.
(d) Chair for all tenure-stream hiring is Jim Gibson.
(e) Other committee members are Jud Campbell, Hank Chambers, Corinna Lain, Allison Tait, and Kevin Woodson.
(f) See above for our preferred subject areas, but we're open to any and all fields.
(g) We are happy to receive packets and individualized expressions of interest at [email protected]
(h) If you’d like to reach out, just email us at [email protected]
(i) We’ll be using the AALS process to solicit applications. If you are not part of that process or have a specific question, feel free to email us at (wait for it) [email protected]
(j) We have three tenure-stream slots available.
(k) We're interested in hiring at the entry level or laterally.

Posted by: Jim Gibson | Jul 7, 2021 4:05:41 PM

University of California, Berkeley Law School is looking to hire at both the entry-level and lateral levels.

Committee chair:
Dan Farber

Committee members:
Kathy Abrams
Erwin Chemerinsky
Catherine Fisk
Stavros Gadinis
David Grewal
Sonia Katyal
Orin Kerr
Dylan Penningroth
Lis Semel

Posted by: Orin Kerr | Jul 7, 2021 3:06:52 PM

The University of Mississippi School of Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions beginning August 2022. We welcome applications from outstanding candidates in all curricular areas, including (in no particular order) tax, employment law, health care law, disability rights, voting rights, real estate law, data privacy, civil procedure, bankruptcy, and business law (including foundational classes such as corporations and secured transactions). All applicants should have a distinguished academic background, and either great promise or a record of excellence in both scholarship and teaching.

We anticipate hiring at least 3 new faculty members.

Our committee co chairs are Professors Antonia Eliason and Richard Gershon. Committee members are Professors Yvette Butler, David Case, Matthew Hall, and Stacey Lantagne, plus law student Dominique Douglas.

Posted by: Richard Gershon | Jul 7, 2021 2:53:27 PM

a. Charleston School of Law
b. Yes
c. Yes
d. Co-chairs Professors Allyson Stuart and Nancy Zisk
e. TBD
f. First-year courses; Wills, Trusts & Estates; Tax; Business Organizations; Professional Responsibility; and Constitutional Law
g., h. Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining the commitment to this mission, the subjects the applicant would be interested in teaching, a curriculum vitae, research agenda, and any teaching evaluations received to the Committee on Faculty Recruitment, Retention & Inclusion at [email protected]
i. https://charlestonlaw.edu
j. Two tenure-track positions
k. Interested in all levels, particular interest in diversity.

Posted by: Allyson Stuart | Jul 7, 2021 1:25:32 PM

The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville hopes to fill three tenure track positions this year. We are looking for entry level or lateral candidates in Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Legal Writing, Business Law, or Tax. We also expect to hire an Externship Director on a multi-year contract. Direct expressions of interest are welcome ([email protected]). The committee members are Steve Clowney (chair), Cyndi Nance, Laurent Sacharoff, Annie Smith, Amanda Hurst, and Alex Nunn.

Posted by: Steve Clowney | Jul 7, 2021 1:23:22 PM

Case Western Reserve University School of Law will be hiring an instructor to run an environmental law clinic and a health law visitor (to begin in July 2023). The Committee members are: Sharona Hoffman (Chair in the fall), Jonathan Adler (chair in the Spring), Bryan Adamson, Laura McNally-Levine, Andrew Pollis, and Avi Cover (ex Officio).

Posted by: Sharona Hoffman | Jul 6, 2021 7:26:35 PM

The University of Oklahoma College of Law is anticipating hiring entry or lateral for one or more positions in the following areas: family law, professional responsibility, commercial law, bankruptcy, and real estate transactions. We welcome direct expressions of interest. The committee members are Joseph Thai (chair), Lindsay Robertson, and Tracy Pearl. Please email [email protected] Thank you!

Posted by: Joseph | Jul 6, 2021 4:18:44 PM

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will be hiring for two positions this year. One will have a focus on health law and could be entry-level or lateral. The other is for a newly endowed Chair in Environmental Law. Andy Klein is the hiring chair.

Posted by: Gerard | Jul 6, 2021 2:57:54 PM

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