Position InformationTitle Director of Trial Advocacy & Assistant Professor of Law
Campus Sacramento Department Law Instruction Posting Number F00791 Full or Part Time Full Time Open Date 07/26/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Days Per Week Weeks Per Year
Primary Purpose and Essential Functions
The University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law (McGeorge), invites applications for a faculty position leading our Trial Advocacy program, ranked 9th in the country by US News , as the Noël M. Ferris Professor of Trial Skills. The position may be tenured, tenure-track, or an indefinite contract, commensurate with a candidate's experience and preferences. Each of these options involves or can lead to security of position, sabbatical opportunities, research support, voting rights, and faculty governance responsibilities.
The Noël M. Ferris Professor is responsible for overseeing the running of McGeorge's Mock Trial Competition program, co-directing our Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution (which organizes symposia and the Lou Ashe Lecture Series and publishes a newsletter), and teaching courses in our Trial Advocacy program. Courses currently offered as part of the program include: Trial Advocacy, Jury Selection, Expert Witness Testimony, Federal Defender Clinic, Mock Trial Evidence, The Art of Plea Bargaining, and Taking and Defending Depositions. The teaching of Trial Advocacy Program courses is shared between the Director, the Assistant Director of Trial Advocacy, and numerous adjunct faculty who participate in the program as teachers and mock trial coaches. As part of her/his/their teaching package, the Noël M. Ferris Professor is expected also to teach one or more doctrinal courses, such as Criminal Law, Evidence, or Torts.
Other responsibilities include:
McGeorge is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. The McGeorge faculty has committed itself to undertake the work to transform itself into an anti-racist law school. Applicants who share that vision, and particularly those who would enhance the racial or ethnic diversity of the faculty, are strongly urged to apply.
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work performed during scheduled class times and law school business hours.
Hiring Range $120,000 - $150,000 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. Special Instructions
This position will remain open until filled.
Interested candidates should contact, Professor Omar Dajani, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at [email protected].
Contact Email [email protected]
Reference Letter InformationAre Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes
Minimum Number of References 2 Maximum Number of References 3 Background Check Statement
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.
AA/EEO Policy Statement
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.Supplemental Questions
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