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Clinical Faculty (Getches-Green Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Clinic)

Requisition Number:

40633

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

06-Jul-2022

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Law School seeks applicants to lead the Getches-Green Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Clinic. The anticipated start date for this faculty position is July 1, 2023. Teaching in the clinic begins in August 2023. This is a full-time academic year position. The position may be on the clinical teaching track or tenure-track, depending on the candidate’s interest and experience. Rank and appointment classification will depend on qualifications and experience.

Candidates should apply as soon as possible, and no later than September 1, 2022, for full consideration. For questions, please contact Professor Colene Robinson, Chair of the Clinical Appointments Committee, at colene.robinson@colorado.edu.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ people, veterans, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.


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.

Who We Are

Founded in 1978, the clinic was one of the first of environmental clinics in the country. Today, it is a central part of Colorado Law’s clinical offerings, the Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Program, and may be taken by students seeking the Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources Law and Policy Certificate.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The clinical faculty member is responsible for creating a docket of cases and projects that will expose students to an array of issues in natural resources, energy, and environmental law issues. The clinical faculty member 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 with colleagues in Colorado Law's Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law program.

The workload for a Clinical Track position would be divided as follows: 75% Teaching / 25% Service:

Teaching

  • This position will teach an annual workload of 8 credits. Faculty members are expected to provide instruction and student advising as assigned by the Dean or their delegate.
  • Classroom instruction responsibilities include holding class for the entire period for which the class is scheduled (including the final examination period) and evaluating students' work and assigning grades within the policies of school and campus.
  • Ongoing curriculum development and planning is also an important component of teaching.

Service

  • This position includes service to the institution, profession, and community. University service involves membership in departmental, college-level and university committees, attending departmental meetings, student recruitment, processing routine paperwork such as filling out reports, answering email, and participating in surveys.

The workload for a Tenured/Tenure-Track position would be divided as follows: 40% Teaching/40% Research/20% Service:

Teaching

  • Faculty members are expected to teach an annual workload of 9-10 credits per academic year and to provide instruction and student advising as assigned by the Dean or their delegate. Classroom instruction responsibilities include holding class for the entire period for which the class is scheduled (including the final examination period) and evaluating students' work and assigning grades consistent with the policies of the Law School and University. Ongoing curriculum development and planning is also an important component of teaching.

Research

  • Faculty members will research and prepare scholarly publications in the related areas of expertise, and participate in academic conferences. Faculty members are expected to participate in scholarly and research activities that enhance their professional development and contribute to their disciplines.

Service

  • Faculty members are expected to engage in service to the institution. University service involves membership in departmental, college-level and university committees, attending departmental meetings, student recruitment, processing routine paperwork such as filling out reports, answering email, and participating in surveys as appropriate.

What You Should Know

  • For questions, please contact Professor Colene Robinson, Chair of the Clinical Appointments Committee, at colene.robinson@colorado.edu.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

Clinical track: $90,000-$130,000.

Tenure track:

Entry-Level (Associate Professor) pay range is $135,000-145,000.

Lateral (Associate Professor or Professor) pay range is $145,000-195,000.

Benefits

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.

What We Require

  • The clinical faculty position, whether tenure track or clinical track, requires candidates to have a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of five years practical experience is strongly preferred. Prior teaching experience is preferred.
  • Candidate must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and be eligible either to sit for the Colorado bar or to apply for an admission waiver.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV.
  2. The cover letter should be addressed to the Appointments Committee and should briefly describe your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position (maximum 2 pages).
  3. PDF Sample of Work.
  4. Statement Describing Research Related Goals: This should be a research agenda (describing your research to date along with the proposed future trajectory of your research).
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: This should describe how your scholarship, teaching, and service would contribute to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at Colorado Law School).
  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy: This should describe the courses you are interested in teaching as well as your approach to legal education.
  7. Should your candidacy advance, you may be asked to provide a list of references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation.

For full consideration, candidates should apply by Sept. 1, 2022, although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible.

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: Colene Robinson

Posting Contact Email: colene.robinson@colorado.edu