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Clinical Faculty

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Law School seeks applicants for a clinical faculty position in the Getches-Green Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Clinic.  

Who We Are

Founded in 1978, the Getches-Green Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic is one of the country's first environmental law clinics.  Originally, Clinic students worked under the supervision of staff attorneys at the National Wildlife Federation.  In 2010, the Clinic moved in house to the Law School, where the Clinic continues its mission of training future attorneys through the representation of clients in environmental cases.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The clinical faculty member is responsible for developing a docket of projects dealing with natural resources, energy, and environmental law issues. The clinical faculty member also has primary responsibility for supervising students in their case or project work, and for organizing and teaching a companion clinical seminar. The clinical faculty member will also work closely with the Getches-Wilkinson Center and the doctrinal faculty members who teach environmental law and related subjects. The clinical faculty member is expected to become an active member of the natural resources law community and develop relationships with experts, attorneys, and relevant organizations. 

What You Should Know

  • This is a full-time academic year position. 
  • The candidate is expected to be on campus by this summer; the semester begins in August 2020. 

What We Can Offer

Rank and appointment classification will depend on qualifications and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Ambitious. Be Engaged. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Candidates must have a JD degree and a minimum of five years of relevant practical experience. 
  • Candidates must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and be eligible to sit either for the Colorado bar or waive admission into Colorado. 

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Teaching experience is strongly preferred. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee describing your interest, your initial thoughts on the kinds of projects you would develop for the clinic, relevant practice experience, and any prior teaching experience.
  3. Names and contact information for three references
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Sarah Krakoff

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.