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CUNY Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Law in Queens, New York

Job Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Law

Job ID: 20885

Location: CUNY School of Law

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly-qualified candidates for a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment to begin in Fall 2020. The principal responsibility of this faculty member will be to teach business law related courses, including Business Associations, U.C.C. Survey, and Contracts. All faculty are also expected to teach our first-year Lawyering course on a rotating basis, and all faculty are expected to teach in both the day and evening programs on a rotating basis.


CUNY School of Law is a national leader in progressive legal education: we are ranked first in the country for public interest law and third in the county for clinical programs, and we are one of the most diverse law schools in the nation.

Our mission at CUNY School of Law is two-fold: we are a public law school that focuses on practicing law in the service of human needs; we also train students to transform the practice of law so that it includes those it has excluded, marginalized, and oppressed. The Law School advances that mission though an innovative curriculum that brings together the highest caliber of clinical training with traditional doctrinal legal education to train lawyers prepared to serve the public interest. The basic premise of the law school's program is that theory and abstract knowledge cannot be separated from practice, practical skill, professional experience and the social, cultural, and economic context of law. The curriculum therefore integrates practical experience, professional responsibility, and lawyering skills with doctrinal study at every level.


J.D., L.LB., or Ph.D in a law-related discipline. 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.

Successful candidates will have:

(a) admission to law practice;

(b) social justice lawyering experience;

(c) a demonstrated commitment to the mission of CUNY School of Law;

(d) availability and willingness to teach in the day and evening programs on a rotating basis;

(e) availability and willingness to teach the first-year Lawyering course on a rotating basis (experience teaching legal writing preferred);

(f) commitment to scholarly engagement (established scholarly record preferred);

(g) a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching.


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: $85,987 - $133,467

Law School Full Professor: $100,976 - $163,209


Interested candidates should apply at by accessing the employment page, logging in or creating a new user account, and searching for this vacancy using the Job ID (20885) or Title (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Law) then selecting "Apply Now" and providing the requested information.

The application requires a CV/resume and a cover letter, indicating the position to which you are applying.

References will not be contacted until advanced stages of screening and candidates will receive prior notification.

Email questions about the hiring process to Nia Collins, Coordinator & Recruiter ( or Professor Nina Chernoff, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee (


Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2019 and will be considered on a rolling basis.


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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.