Assistant Professor Tenure Track, School of Law

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks County, ND
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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Position Information: *Description*The University of North Dakota School of Law seeks (1) to educate students for professional service in the law and law-related professions, (2) to explore legal issues of special significance to North Dakota and the region, (3) to attract a well-qualified and diverse student body and to assist students in making career decisions, (4) to promote improvements in the law and legal systems, the legal profession, and the administration of justice, and (5) to further the overall goals and objectives of the University of North Dakota.The UND School of Law seeks colleagues dedicated to fostering well-rounded and public-minded legal professionals with skills to serve as effective, self-reflective, and ethical leaders who will contribute greatly to their communities. Our distinctive character as one of the nation's smaller public law schools-and as the sole law school in North Dakota-informs our program of legal education, which reflects a thoughtful and collaborative approach to teaching and learning. We maintain a close relationship with our state's bench and bar and a special interest in connecting with and serving our state's rural as well as urban populations. UND is committed to creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone in our community, and our law school strives to cultivate a friendly and supportive learning environment to help our students develop into conscientious legal professionals. We value teachers who demonstrate intentionality and creativity and are interested in infusing their teaching with writing, research, cooperative learning, interpersonal skills, and/or other pedagogies. We also seek scholars with innovative research agendas and encourage work that transcends disciplinary boundaries, including the scholarship of teaching and learning. We desire colleagues who view service to the law school, the academy, and the legal profession as integral to their own success. The University of North Dakota School of Law invites applications for one or more Assistant Professors of Law to commence in Fall 2022. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position with the primary responsibility of effective teaching, as well as scholarship and service. Areas of curricular needs include Civil Procedure, Federal Indian Law, Lawyering Skills, Business Associations, Energy, and/or Oil & Gas. The successful candidate may also contribute to the School of Law's curriculum and student success through additional teaching responsibilities; these additional responsibilities will be determined based on the School of Law's curricular needs and the successful candidate's interests and skills. This position is a nine-month academic year appointment, and the salary is based on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be eligible for financial support for expenses related to professional development efforts. *Duties & Responsibilities*
* Teaching several content courses per academic year
* Other teaching that may include individualized courses, course development, or student advising/mentorship
* Scholarly research and writing
* Service and other activities which may include serving on law school and/or university committees and professional service
*Required Competencies*
* Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff colleagues
* Eagerness to work closely with law students
* Ability to teach in one or more of the core areas needed (Civil Procedure, Federal Indian Law, Lawyering Skills, Business Associations, Energy, and/or Oil & Gas)
* Ability to work and collaborate in a diverse, multicultural,, and inclusive setting
*Minimum Requirements*
* J.D. degree from a law school in the United States or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. school
* One year of work experience (which may include judicial clerkships)
* Successful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
*Preferred Qualifications*
Strong academic recordExcellent research, writing, and editing skillsRelevant teaching and/or work experience in curricular needs areas (Civil Procedure, Federal Indian Law, Lawyering Skills, Business Associations, Energy, and/or Oil & Gas)Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion through past experiencesMinimum Hiring Salary$90,000
Work Schedule/Start DateThis position will commence on August 16, 2022.
To ApplyReview of applications will begin on August 16, 2021. Please include the following materials:

* Cover letter
* Current C.V.
* Law School transcript
Interested candidates may contact our Faculty Selection Committee at [](
Position is open until filled.
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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.
Confidentiality of Application MaterialsPursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.
EEO StatementThe University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.
Veteran's PreferenceVeterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
Clery StatementIn compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years' of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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