CUNY Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Law (CUNY School of Law) in Queens, New York

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly-qualified candidates for a tenured or tenure-track appointment to begin in the 2018-19 academic year.

CUNY Law faculty perform teaching (including instruction effective for diverse learners and non-traditional students), research and writing, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in their area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Faculty members have responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Areas of particular interest include one or more of the following required courses: Criminal Law; Torts; Business Courses (including Contracts, Business Associations, UCC); Constitutional Law (especially Liberty, Equality, and Due Process); Evidence; and Lawyering (skills-based experiential learning courses). The Law School also is seeking faculty who would bring expertise and who would teach courses in one or more of the following elective areas: Labor Law; Immigration Law; International Law; Health Law; Housing Law; Technology and Legal Services Delivery; Poverty Law; Juvenile Rights; Disability Law; and Elder Law.

The ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting is strongly preferred.

CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of training a diverse group of students to become excellent public interest attorneys, and providing access to the profession for members of historically underrepresented communities. CUNY School of Law's innovative curriculum is recognized as a model for law schools across the nation. CUNY Law is nationally ranked in the top 3 for clinical programs and number 1 for public interest law. To further its access mission, CUNY School of Law also incorporates academic skills-based instruction across the curriculum for the benefit of diverse learners and non-traditional students.

CUNY School of Law brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. As part of its mission, the law school prepares students to practice “Law in the Service of Human Needs.” The basic premise of the law school’s program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, lawyering skills, and professional experience. Therefore, the curriculum integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.

First-year students engage in experiential learning through simulation exercises conducted in a required year-long Lawyering seminar. Upper-level students take an advanced one-semester Lawyering seminar in a public interest law area of their choice involving an expanded array of professional roles including advocate, mediator, transactional lawyer, and judge. Prior to graduation, all students earn 10-16 credits in one of the Law School’s capstone clinical programs.

This CUNY faculty appointment opportunity comes at an important time in our unique public interest institution’s development. In 2015, the law school launched a part-time evening program, further supporting its dual mission to graduate excellent public interest lawyers and improve access to the legal profession for members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Beginning in 2015, the law school received approval for dual degree programs in law and forensic psychology (JD/MA), inspection and oversight (JD/MPA), and international affairs (JD/MIA), with highly respected graduate programs of the City University of New York.

CUNY Law School is centrally located at 2 Court Square in Long Island City, Queens. The law school has direct access to multiple New York City subway and bus lines, is convenient to regional commuter railroads, and is easily accessed by local highways. Its location, in a vibrant neighborhood one subway stop from Manhattan, puts the law school at the heart of the nation's public interest community in the most diverse city in the country.

This position requires candidates to teach and be available during flexible hours to support the day and evening programs, and to counsel and provide academic mentoring to students. This may include weekend and evening hours.

Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties at the CUNY School of Law in area(s) of expertise. Responsibilities may include supervising students in legal practice or related activities. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

QUALIFICATIONS

J.D., L.L.B., or Ph.D. in a law-related discipline required. Also required are demonstrated or promised evidence of significant success as a faculty member; interest in productive scholarship or law-related work; ability to teach successfully; and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Additional requirements include commitment to the mission of CUNY School of Law; social justice lawyering experience; availability, willingness, and agreement to teach in day and evening programs and Lawyering seminar and in all relevant program areas of need; commitment to scholarly engagement and excellent teaching, including experiential and collaborative teaching and learning and other student- centered pedagogy effective for diverse learners and non-traditional students. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience, an established scholarly record, and law practice experience in one or more of the aforementioned areas of need. The ability to teach in both a classroom and clinical setting is strongly preferred.

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Commensurate with experience: Law School Assistant Professor: $73,476 - $109,135 Law School Associate Professor: $85,978 - $133,467 Law School Full Professor: $100,976 - $163,209

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Candidates should provide a single pdf document with the applicant name in the title, that includes a CV/resume and a cover letter, including a statement of teaching interests, philosophy and methods, and a statement of scholarly interests and areas of expertise.

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled with review of resumes to begin August 21, 2017.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: CUNY School of Law

Job Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Law (CUNY School of Law)

Job ID: 17210

Regular/Temporary: Regular