Associate Professor of Fundamentals of Lawyering

George Washington University

United States

November 10, 2021

Description

Recruitment Plan Posting Number: F001915

Academic Title: Associate Professor of Fundamentals of Lawyering Rank: Associate Professor Administrative Title: Discipline Law Specialty: Contract Type: Non-Tenure Track, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - 07/01/2022-06/30/2025 Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 07/01/2022 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC anticipates hiring one or more professors to teach in its Fundamentals of Lawyering Program ( FLP) for a three-year renewable contract term. The position(s) would begin in Summer 2022.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Launched in 2019, FLP deploys a six-credit, two-semester Fundamentals of Lawyering (FL) course (3 credits per semester). FL provides first-year law students with a strong foundation in legal writing and analysis, research, citation, and problem-solving in a variety of lawyering contexts. The course curriculum is designed to assist with students' professional identity formation and introduces students to a range of lawyering skills including client interviewing and counseling, fact development, and negotiation. Each FL class will be supported by at least one teaching assistant, an upper-level student who will receive some formal programmatic training and work closely with her professor to assist with a range of tasks. In addition to teaching their courses, FL faculty are expected to serve as advisors in GW's award- winning Inns of Court program and to attend and facilitate Inns of Court Programming. FL faculty are also expected to attend departmental meetings and assist with problem development, creating research exercises, developing and sharing lesson plans and exercises, hiring teaching assistants, and other tasks related to the administration of the FL program. This three-year renewable appointment requires work during the summer months to develop problems and curricular innovations for the upcoming academic year. The University and Law School have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women, persons of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply for these positions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must possess an ABA-accredited J.D. degree or an equivalent degree and have relevant experience. Applicants must have an outstanding academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, and demonstrated interest in teaching in a new and innovative program that combines traditional writing and research instruction with training in problem-solving and professional identity formation. Applicants must also have two or more years of experience in a clerkship and/or in law practice and at least one year of teaching experience.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience Other Benefits: Other Information: Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a single Word or PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and lists of references to fundamentals@law.gwu.edu or via the GW online faculty application. Cover letters should not only summarize your qualifications but should address your specific interest in teaching in the FLP, including any relevant interest in and/or experience teaching the broad range of lawyering skills that are a central part of the curriculum. Review of applications will begin November 10, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. Only complete applications submitted either through email or GW's online system will be considered.

The University and Law School have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women, persons of color, and LGBTQ.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript
  • Statement of Teaching Interest
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • Sample Publications
  • List of Publications
  • Statement of Teaching and Research Interest
  • Course Evaluations or Summaries
  • Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have an ABA-accredited JD (or equivalent) and have relevant experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have an outstanding academic record?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Can you demonstrate excellent legal research and writing skills?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have a demonstrated interest in teaching in a new and innovative program that combines traditional writing and research instruction with training in problem-solving and professional identity formation?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have at least two years of experience in a clerkship or law practice?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have at least one year of teaching experience?
  • Yes
  • No
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