Assistant Professor, Criminal and Motor Vehicle Law (Magistrates)

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Department SOG Sch of Government - 375100

Posting Open Date 12/19/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Assistant Professor, Criminal and Motor Vehicle Law (Magistrates) Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track Vacancy ID FAC0004381 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Proposed Start Date 02/01/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. Established as the Institute of Government in 1931, the School of Government's mission is to improve the lives of North Carolinians through nonpartisan, engaged scholarship that helps public officials understand and improve state and local government. For more information about the School's mission and history, visit

The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School's commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page: inclusion.

Position Summary

The School seeks to hire a tenure track professor who will specialize in criminal law and procedure, with an emphasis on motor vehicle law, and who will serve as the School's primary contact for North Carolina's nearly 700 magistrates on criminal law matters. This position will be responsible for planning and teaching in educational programs for magistrates and will also teach on topics related to criminal law and procedure, including motor vehicle law, for other judicial officials.

The faculty member in this position would be expected to generate scholarship relevant to the state's criminal motor vehicle laws and to the duties of magistrates in criminal proceedings, including setting conditions of pretrial release and issuing criminal process.

Work is centered in Chapel Hill but requires occasional travel and consultation around the state. Faculty appointments are year-round (rather than the nine-month academic year).

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

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

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Preference for candidates with: -Five or more years of experience in local government law. -Experience working with the North Carolina court system on criminal law issues.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions

1. Cover Letter 2. Resume 3. Writing Sample

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Danielle Bass, Assistant Dean for Human Resources

Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected] Academic Personnel Office Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected].

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing/research Sample
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