Assistant Professor of Law, Duncan School of Law, Knoxville

Lincoln Memorial University
July 01, 2024
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Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Law, Duncan School of Law, Knoxville

Department LAW Position Category Faculty Job Description

The instructional faculty member shall have the primary responsibilities of teaching legal communication and skills-based courses, as well as the performance of service functions. The faculty member shall be held accountable for these obligations as they contribute to the attainment of the mission of the University and the School of Law. This position is a non-tenure track, term appointment as an Assistant Professor with year-round service and instruction obligations. Councils and Committees: The instructional faculty shall serve on university councils and committees as elected or appointed.

Required Qualifications

Juris Doctor (or equivalent degree); law license in good standing in any U.S. jurisdiction; and evidence of potential for effective teaching and student mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications Physical Demands Campus Duncan School of Law

Job Duty

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meet all obligations set forth in the Faculty/Staff Policy Manual and the Law School Supplement;

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advance the mission of Lincoln Memorial University and the School of Law to all faculty, staff, students and the community at large;

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promote effective working relationships among faculty, staff, and students;

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teach Legal Communication courses, upper-level writing courses, skills-based courses, and other required and elective courses;

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develop course materials in collaboration with other faculty

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comply with the University Faculty/Staff Policy Manual and the Law School Supplement;

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provide academic advising to students;

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conduct office/conference hours;

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engage in professional development, especially in the areas of legal-writing and skills pedagogy;

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serve on assigned committees;

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attend school and university faculty meetings;

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participate in community and public-service opportunities;

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attend commencement activities;

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participate in annual faculty evaluations; and

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perform other duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00989P

Job Open Date 09/01/2023 Job Close Date 07/01/2024 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary

LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY DUNCAN SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for two full-time, tenure‑track faculty positions starting in the 2024-2025 academic year.

We welcome all subject areas, with particular interest in contracts and sales, business associations, criminal law and procedure, and evidence. Nonetheless, as we grow our innovative part-time/hybrid J.D. program, which is approximately two-thirds online, our needs extend across all doctrinal areas.

Requirements include a J.D. or equivalent law degree and an unwavering commitment to educating successful lawyers and leaders. The perfect candidate will embody collaborative effort, with an outstanding academic background and firm dedication to teaching, scholarship, and service. Practical legal experience and prior teaching are highly valued, although not mandatory. We are seeking candidates with the potential to grow into excellent legal educators and scholars.

This role will operate under a twelve-month contract, with teaching duties every alternate summer. Rest assured, we consider this schedule while formulating our scholarship requirements.

In line with our commitment to diversity, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, veterans, and others who can enhance our faculty, curricular, and program diversity through unique life experiences, viewpoints, or philosophies.

As faculty, your primary duty is teaching and mentoring students. We recognize this role's importance in accomplishing our mission: providing a top-notch legal education to address the needs of the underserved. Join us in shaping the future of the legal profession.

Our law school is located in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, a city that offers a fusion of vibrant city life, stunning natural beauty, and a rich historical and cultural scene, complemented by the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Interested applicants should contact Professor Syd Beckman, Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, at [email protected].

About the Institution

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about employment opportunities, contact the Office of Human Resources at 423-869-7112 or [email protected].

AA/EEO Statement

Lincoln Memorial University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action education institution. Lincoln Memorial University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in all University programs and activities.

Background Check Statement

The University will conduct criminal background checks on all employees. Background checks may include but are not limited to confirmation of the individual's identity, credit information, motor vehicle driving record, review of an individual's criminal conviction record (if any), verification of any license, and certificate or degree required for the position.

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