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Open Rank - Tenure-Track Law Professor

Requisition Number:

40598

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

01-Jul-2022

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Law School invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty positions to begin at the start of the 2023-24 academic year.

We welcome applications from candidates in all subject areas and at all levels of seniority. However, we have especially strong needs in Health Law, Business/Commercial Law, American Indian & Indigenous Peoples Law, Immigration Law, and Telecommunications & Internet Law. We also have needs in Negotiation/Alternative Dispute Resolution, Race and the Law (broadly construed), Environmental/Natural Resources Law (with an emphasis on Energy Law), International Law, and Evidence.

We are also very interested in candidates who can teach classes in the first-year curriculum, especially Tort Law, Criminal Law, and Constitutional Law.

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

We are an engaged, diverse, and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who help one another succeed. Our selective admissions process keeps our student body small, enabling our faculty, staff, alumni, and community to invest deeply in each student’s success, while preserving space for innovative faculty research. Because we take our responsibility to educate and train future lawyers very seriously, our curriculum, research centers, and experiential learning opportunities are designed to prepare students for success in today’s changing legal environment.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The workload for this position is 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 their 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

  • 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

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

  • We seek candidates with great potential for, and/or records of, both innovative scholarship and engaged teaching.
  • Candidates must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent degree in a related field.

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: Provide a “Job Talk” Paper (the principal paper you would like us to consider as an example of your scholarship).
  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.

For questions, please contact Professor Scott Skinner-Thompson, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, scott.skinnerthompson@colorado.edu, and/or Victoria Johnson, Faculty Affairs Program Manager, victoria.a.johnson@colorado.edu.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Scott Skinner-Thompson

Posting Contact Email: scott.skinnerthompson@colorado.edu