LECTURER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, OR PROFESSOR

The University of Iowa


LECTURER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, OR PROFESSOR
Requisition # 74866
Position Basics

Type of Position OTHER
Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on: Monday, July 3rd, 2023
College: College of Law
Department: Law-Faculty

Salary

Salary: Commensurate

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa invites applications for a full-time instructional-track position in the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (“LAWR”) program at the level of Lecturer, Associate Professor, or Professor.  The position will begin in the fall semester of the 2024 academic year.  

Faculty in the LAWR program typically teach two sections each semester in the required first-year courses.  In the fall, faculty teach predictive analysis, writing, and research.  In the spring semester, the focus shifts to advocacy. Class size per section is typically between 15 and 20 students.   Within program guidelines, faculty members design their own curriculum, choose their own class materials, and create their own writing assignments. 

The position is full-time during the nine-month academic year.  Members of the LAWR faculty participate in shared governance.  Faculty are appointed to multi-year contracts, starting at three years at the Lecturer level, increasing to five years at the Associate Professor level, and seven years at the Professor level. Salary is commensurate with experience. The College of Law is located in Iowa City, an affordable university town known for its vibrant academic culture and active literary community. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration, submit applications before September 1, 2023. 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Education Requirement:

  • A JD from an ABA-accredited law school
Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one year of law practice experience
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Evidence of potential in teaching 
  • Evidence of potential to contribute appropriate service to the College of Law
  • Potential to teach students from a diverse range of backgrounds

Minimum qualifications for specific ranks:    

Lecturer

  • Excellent academic credentials, including a JD degree;
  • Evidence of potential in teaching legal analysis, research and writing, which can be demonstrated through experience in teaching of this kind or through other relevant experience such as law practice involving mentoring, advising, etc.; and 
  • Evidence of potential to contribute appropriate service to the College of Law. 

Associate Professor

  • Excellent academic credentials, including a JD degree;
  • An established record of excellence in teaching legal analysis, research and writing; and
  • An established record of excellence in service to a law school community or its equivalent. 

 Professor

  • Excellent academic credentials, including a JD degree;
  • A sustained record of excellence in teaching legal analysis, research and writing in a law school whose overall quality and LAWR program are at least equivalent to those of the University of Iowa College of Law; and
  • A sustained record of excellence in service to a law school whose overall quality and LAWR program are at least equivalent to those of the University of Iowa College of Law.
Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching writing
  • Substantial law practice experience
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute innovative teaching ideas to the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research program at the College of Law
  • Demonstrated ability to work with international students
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective and respectful working relationships with the campus community to uphold a standard of cultural competency and respect for differences in identity and perspective.

 

 

Online Application Required Documents

  Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Law School Transcript
Sample of Written Work
  Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact: Jill H Soppe – [email protected]
Claw-Law Administration
Boyd Law Building
130 Byington Road
421 BLB
Iowa City, IA 52246
Department URL: https://law.uiowa.edu/

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