Clinical Professor of Law, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law (Open Rank)

University of Southern California

United States

September 16, 2021

Description

Clinical Professor of Law, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Clinical

Assistant Professor of Law (Open Rank)

Apply Gould School of Law Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Clinical Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Assistant Professor, with responsibility for the Housing Clinic. This is a full-time, clinical position in the Law School's Research Teaching, Practice, and Teaching (RTPC) track, to begin no later than Summer 2022.

The Housing Clinic will be a new clinic for the law school in 2022-23; accordingly, candidates are invited to share in detail their vision for how such a clinic will best function. A significant part of the work of the clinic will be eviction defense, but other housing practice areas are also anticipated. Candidates should share their views on the appropriate portfolio for the clinic.

The clinical professor will be responsible for all aspects of running the Housing Clinic, including intensive supervision and mentoring of law students in representing clients; course planning and teaching; curriculum development; individual case and project work; client selection; and clinic administration. Clinical faculty members also typically teach one non-clinical course per year in addition to the clinic. Candidates are invited to suggest courses they might be interested in teaching.

The salary range is commensurate with experience; in addition, USC offers a competitive benefits package. USC Benefits information can be found here: https: // employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/

The position will begin in Summer 2022 (or earlier if the candidate is available).

Minimum Education:

Juris Doctorate

Experience:

Applicants should have:

  • an excellent academic record;

  • at least five years of relevant practice experience;

  • substantial experience in eviction defense and other housing practice;

  • a license to practice law in California;

  • excellent analytical and writing skills;

  • an aptitude for student supervision;

  • experience with, demonstrated commitment to, and cultural competence for working in a diverse client and student community

  • Prior teaching experience and facility in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, or Tagalog are desirable.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but should be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 PM Pacific time on September 16, 2021 to October 16, 2021.

    Applications should consist of a letter describing your relevant practice experience, teaching experience (if any) and outlining your vision for the Housing Clinic; a cv; and three references.

    Founded in 1896, the USC Gould School of Law has a distinguished past built on the principles of equity and excellence, and the courage to break new ground. USC first introduced legal education in Southern California. Today, the law school continues to make history through its philosophy of innovation and through its dynamic faculty and engaged students. USC Gould cultivates analytical ability, ethical values, and a spirit of collegiality that prepare students for meaningful careers benefiting society. It was one of the first law schools to engage students in clinical programs and remains a leader in experiential education. We currently offer 6 clinics and are excited about this expansion. We anticipate significant student and community interest.

    Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law. Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles are influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

    REQ20106799 Posted Date: 09/09/2021 Apply

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