The University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth invites applications from persons interested in teaching Legal Skills I and II, courses in which students develop abilities in legal research, writing, analysis, and advocacy. Legal Skills I and II are part of the law school’s core first-year curriculum. Legal Skills Professors (designated “Full-Time Lecturers” under our collective bargaining agreement) may apply to teach a summer course for additional compensation subject to the law school’s curricular needs, and may apply for summer research stipends subject to the law school’s standard selection process. The position will begin in July 2019. Applicants must be available to teach in the day and evening/weekend divisions as needed.
The law school’s mission emphasizes public service and access to legal education. The law school seeks to prepare students to practice law in a competent and ethical manner while serving the community. We offer a robust legal education program that includes nine required credits of legal skills, including six in the first-year at credit hours equal to other first-year courses, an upper-level writing requirement, simulated practice courses, in-house and off-campus clinical programs, and a field placement program under the guidance of experienced practitioners.
A law degree from an accredited school/program
Strong academic credentials
Applicants with full-time legal writing teaching experience and demonstrated potential to produce scholarship.
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
UMass Law is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body, and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups who will add diversity to the Law School Community.
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on all potential employees.