Assistant Professor, Legal Studies

University of Illinois Springfield
Springfield, IL
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Assistant Professor, Legal Studies

The University of Illinois Springfield invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Studies beginning August 16, 2022. The department offers degrees at the Bachelor's and Master's level in Legal Studies.

The position is a full-time, on-campus tenure-track academic appointment. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.

Application deadline: December 15, 2021

About UIS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three members of the University of Illinois system. The University serves approximately 4000 students in 21 graduate and 31 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum offers students a strong liberal arts core, a wide range of professional programs, and close faculty interaction. Making the most of its location in the state capital, UIS is broadly engaged in public policy and service. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. The University
emphasizes excellence in teaching, and faculty are also expected to provide a balance of scholarship and service activities to meet requirements for tenure and promotion. You are encouraged to visit the university web page at and the Legal Studies department web page at

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching three legal studies courses each fall and spring semester at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in both on-ground and online formats, and will engage in scholarship and service in progress towards tenure. All areas of teaching and research expertise will be considered. Potential additional opportunities include working with the Illinois Innocence Project-the only undergraduate-based innocence organization in the country; assuming leadership responsibilities with the UIS Pre-Law Center; working with the UIS Mock Trial Team; and other leadership roles and projects depending on applicant interest and background.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a JD from an ABA accredited law school (or foreign equivalent), or a Ph.D. in a related discipline, or both. The candidate must be willing to work as a member of a collegial, interdisciplinary faculty and must be able to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, within the candidate's area of legal studies expertise. Teaching responsibilities will be both on-ground and online. Teaching experience at the college or university level is required. Candidates must be willing to engage in campus service and demonstrate potential to conduct scholarly research.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Springfield, IL - 62703

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