Legal Writing Professor

Cleveland State University

United States

February 1, 2022

Description

Posting Details Business Title Legal Writing Professor

Department College of Law Posting Category Faculty Salary Plan SS Fac Law Job Summary

The successful candidate will regularly teach two sections of the required first-year Legal Writing and Research course. Cleveland-Marshall has both a day and an evening program, and the successful candidate will periodically be required to teach in the evening division.

The first year Legal Writing course is six credits, with three credits each semester. Course load has been approximately 33-37 students (for the two sections combined) and is expected to remain the same for the 2021-22 academic year. The candidate may occasionally teach a third-semester legal writing course in an area of specialization such as transactional drafting, litigation drafting, or scholarly writing. This depends on first year enrollment. Legal Writing professors also routinely supervise upper level writing projects that fulfill the school's upper level writing requirement.

Legal Writing professors also participate in academic service and faculty governance, including service on College of Law and University committees. Legal Writing professors may advise student organizations and may have other administrative and advising duties within the College of Law. They may choose to participate in the broader legal writing community through publications, presentations, and service, and are eligible to apply for summer research and/or teaching grants. Legal Writing professors are entitled to vote on most matters related to faculty governance, but not matters related to conferring of tenure or promotions of tenured professors.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree from an ABA accredited law school, and at least two years of practical experience. The practical experience may include work in a law office, courthouse, or other experience of comparable nature demonstrating acumen regarding the law and effective legal communication.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include practice experience demonstrating legal writing and research expertise; a strong academic record; teaching experience; potential for excellence in teaching legal writing; strong interpersonal skills; and a long-term commitment to teaching legal writing. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute through teaching and service to diversity, cultural sensitivity, and the overall law school mission of promoting tolerance, inclusion, and social justice.

Date grant, position, or appointment expires (For Funds Available, Temporary, and Waiver of Posting Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply please submit the following: letter of interest, resume, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a separate statement explaining your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU's inclusive community. Preference will be given to applications that are completed by February 1, 2022. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Applications will be exclusively accepted on line at: https: // hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/15891

Note: The successful candidate is required to submit an official transcript before their contract can be prepared.

Applicant Instructions

Hiring is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. An offer of employmentis contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials, and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age,protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hiring Range /Pay Rate

Competitive

Advertising Copy

The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, is seeking to hire a Legal Writing Professor of Law. The position begins with annual appointments and, upon successful completion of five annual appointments, is followed by a presumptively renewable five-year contract. Legal Writing professors at Cleveland-Marshall may also apply for promotion to Senior Legal Writing Professor three or more years after attaining the first five-year appointment. The contract length is for a 10 month period beginning on August 1st and ending on May 30th. Legal Writing professors have the opportunity to teach during the summer by way of an overload contract should there be curricular need.

Duties:

The successful candidate will regularly teach two sections of the required first-year Legal Writing and Research course. Cleveland-Marshall has both a day and an evening program, and the successful candidate will periodically be required to teach in the evening division.

The first year Legal Writing course is six credits, with three credits each semester. Course load has been approximately 33-37 students (for the two sections combined) and is expected to remain the same for the 2021-22 academic year. The candidate may occasionally teach a third-semester legal writing course in an area of specialization such as transactional drafting, litigation drafting, or scholarly writing. This depends on first year enrollment. Legal Writing professors also routinely supervise upper level writing projects that fulfill the school's upper level writing requirement.

Legal Writing professors also participate in academic service and faculty governance, including service on College of Law and University committees. Legal Writing professors may advise student organizations and may have other administrative and advising duties within the College of Law. They may choose to participate in the broader legal writing community through publications, presentations, and service, and are eligible to apply for summer research and/or teaching grants. Legal Writing professors are entitled to vote on most matters related to faculty governance, but not matters related to conferring of tenure or promotions of tenured professors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree from an ABA accredited law school, and at least two years of practical experience. The practical experience may include work in a law office, courthouse, or other experience of comparable nature demonstrating acumen regarding the law and effective legal communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include practice experience demonstrating legal writing and research expertise; a strong academic record; teaching experience; potential for excellence in teaching legal writing; strong interpersonal skills; and a long-term commitment to teaching legal writing. Preferred candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute through teaching and service to diversity, cultural sensitivity, and the overall law school mission of promoting tolerance, inclusion, and social justice.

To apply please submit the following: letter of interest, resume, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a separate statement explaining your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU's inclusive community. Preference will be given to applications that are completed by February 1, 2022. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Applications will be exclusively accepted on line at:

https: // hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/15891

Note: The successful candidate is required to submit an official transcript before their contract can be prepared.

Please direct inquiries to Prof. Karin Mika, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, at (216) 687-5278 or k.mika@csuohio.edu.

Hiring is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. An offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University's verification of credentials, and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Posted Date 12/23/1921 Close Date/Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Review Begins 02/01/2022 Tentative Start Date 8/22/22

Supplemental Questions

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Application Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Diversity Statement
  • Optional Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of Teaching Experience (e.g. Course Evals, etc.)
  • Other Document
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Combined CV/Resume/ Application Materials
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