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Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA, US
26 Dec → 25 Jan
Jul 6, 2022
The Washington and Lee University School of Law warmly invites applications for up to three tenure-track or tenured faculty positions that will begin on July 1, 2023.
Our search will focus on applicants whose research and teaching interests include various 1L doctrinal areas (particularly civil procedure, criminal law, and constitutional law), employment law, health law, professional responsibility/legal ethics, and business law (including commercial law). In addition to our subject-matter focus, we look for colleagues who will embrace and meaningfully contribute to our close-knit, collegial, and intellectually vibrant community.
We are excited to advance our trajectory of outstanding scholarship and teaching with these new hires. A central aspect of our Law School's mission is to promote a diverse, equitable, and collaborative intellectual community. Learn more about our mission statement here. We continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, one which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. To further our mission, we are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and student body. In that regard, we welcome candidates from members of communities that are traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academia.
A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent is required.
We particularly encourage applications from entry-level and junior lateral candidates (either pre-tenure or recently tenured) to join our faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but we encourage applications from candidates at all levels of experience. In all cases, we seek candidates with scholarly distinction or promise as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. A minimum of one booster is required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
Applicants should submit the following materials through the W&L portal
(1) a cover letter describing their interest in the position; (2) a current curriculum vitae (including references); (3) a research agenda describing their scholarly aspirations; and (4) a statement about how their scholarship, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the law school. Please address these materials to Professors Brian Murchison and Alan Trammell of the Faculty Appointments Committee. Additionally, we encourage prospective applicants to contact either Prof. Murchison ) or Prof. Trammell ) with any questions.
All inquiries will be treated as confidential.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Requirements / Qualifications
A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent is required
We particularly encourage applications from entry-level and junior lateral candidates (either pre-tenure or recently tenured) to join our faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but we encourage applications from candidates at all levels of experience
Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement