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Director of American Indian Law Clinic (Faculty)

Requisition Number:

35539

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

13-Dec-2021

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Law School seeks applicants to lead its American Indian Law Clinic (“AILC”). The anticipated start date for this faculty position is July 1, 2022. Teaching in the clinic begins in August 2022.

This is a full-time academic year position. The AILC faculty 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 for full consideration and no later than January 11, 2022.

For questions, please contact Associate Professor Brad Bernthal, Chair, Faculty Appointments AILC Subcommittee, Brad.Bernthal@colorado.edu


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

The AILC, founded in 1992, was one of the first of its kind in the United States, and is today a central part of Colorado Law’s clinical offerings and is also a requirement for students seeking the American Indian Law Program Certificate

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The AILC faculty member is responsible for creating a docket of cases and projects that will expose students to an array of issues in American Indian Law and Indigenous Peoples Law more broadly, potentially including engagements in tribal, state, federal, and international venues. The AILC faculty member has primary responsibility for supervising students in their case or project work, and for organizing and teaching a companion clinical seminar. The AILC faculty member has an opportunity to work with students, faculty, staff, and community members as part of Colorado Law’s American Indian Law Program, which focuses on domestic, comparative, and international law involving Indigenous Peoples.

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 his 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. University service involves membership in departmental, college-level and university committees, attending departmental meetings, student recruitment and processing routine paperwork such as filling out reports, answering email, participating in surveys and voting in school and university elections as appropriate.

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

Teaching

  • This position will teach an annual workload of 9-10 credits. Faculty members are expected to provide instruction and student advising as assigned by the Dean or his 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.

Research

  • It is expected that this position will research and prepare scholarly publications in the related areas of expertise, in addition to participation in academic conferences.
  • Faculty members are expected to participate in scholarly and research activities which enhance their professional development and contribute to their fields.

Service

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

What You Should Know

  • For questions, please contact Associate Professor Brad Bernthal, Chair, Faculty Appointments AILC Subcommittee, Brad.Bernthal@colorado.edu.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to align 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

Salary Ranges:

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

Tenure track: Associate Law Professor position pay range is $130,000 - $140,000 (entry level); Law Professor position pay range is $130,000 - $190,000 (lateral).

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.

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What We Require

  • The AILC faculty position, whether tenure track or clinical track, requires candidates to have a JD degree.
  • 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/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.

Candidates should apply as soon as possible for full consideration and no later than January 11, 2022. 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: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu