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Assistant Professor Criminal Law, Procedure, and Evidence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Mid Level

Not defined

27 Apr → 27 May

Criminal Justice Criminal Law

Job Description

Posting Information


School of Government - Historical

Posting Open Date

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Position Type
Permanent Faculty

Working Title
Assistant Professor Criminal Law, Procedure, and Evidence

Appointment Type
Open Rank

Vacancy ID

Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week


Position Location
North Carolina, US

Hiring Range

Proposed Start Date
Position Information


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The work of the School of Government is rooted in the public service mission of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our faculty and staff create and engage in innovative scholarship designed to help public officials and citizens understand and improve local government. Each year, we teach, advise, and support thousands of public officials from all 100 counties in North Carolina and beyond. We are also home to a top-ranked Master of Public Administration program and cutting-edge initiatives working on today’s most pressing challenges in government.

The School is dedicated to making a difference for our communities, counties, state, and country. This begins with upholding a supportive and collaborative work environment where employees can focus on our public service mission and do their best work every day. Learn more about our unmatched statewide impact at

Position Summary

The School seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who will specialize in criminal law and procedure and evidence with a focus on issues of importance to defense counsel. The selected candidate will serve as one of the School’s primary contacts and instructors for public defenders and court-appointed counsel, providing support for the public defense education work of the School. The selected candidate also will advise, write, and teach other public officials involved in the North Carolina criminal justice system, including judges and magistrates.

Teaching. The selected candidate will have significant responsibilities for teaching and curriculum planning in Public Defense Education programs, including the Misdemeanor Defender School, New Felony Defender School, and Annual Public Defender Conference. The selected candidate also will teach in programs for magistrates and district and superior court judges, including orientation programs, biannual conferences, and Judicial College courses.

Advising. The selected candidate will advise public defenders, court-appointed counsel, and judicial officials regarding criminal law and procedure and evidentiary issues.

Scholarship. The selected candidate will produce scholarship in the areas of criminal law and procedure and evidence. This may include manual chapters, articles, and legal references. The position also will be expected to contribute to the North Carolina Criminal Law Blog, a resource for practitioners as well as an outlet for scholarly research.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

J.D., excellent writing skills, strong academic performance, and a demonstrated commitment to public service required.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Three or more years of legal experience working with the North Carolina court system on criminal law issues.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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