The University of Washington School of Law is hiring for one entry-level tenure-track assistant professor or tenured Associate Professor or tenured Professor to teach and publish in Indian Law and one or more of the following core instruction areas of curricular need: business law, contracts, criminal law, and/or property while overseeing the Native American Law Center with an anticipated start date of September 16, 2021. This position is full-time and on a 9-month basis.
The University of Washington School of Law has a celebrated history in Native American law and policy. Washington is home to 29 tribes -- many located near the city of Seattle, where the law school is located. The Native American Law Center promotes the development of Indian law and encourages Native Americans and others with an interest in Indian law to attend law school. The Center also is a resource to Indian tribes, other governments and individuals in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and across the country. The school also is home to highly regarded Tribal Court Clinic and students may choose to focus on an Indigenous Rights Law concentration. The clinic partners with the Tulalip Tribes to serve as the primary public defender in criminal cases filed in their Tribal Court and is a national model for providing tribal public defense services with law students.
The faculty member hired for this position will participate in organizational leadership and direct the Native American Law Center and oversee the Director of the Tribal Defense Clinic while articulating a vision to build and maintain continuity in tribal community partnerships. Teaching will include Indian Law and other courses in the JD program depending on teaching needs. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate consistent scholarly excellence through regular scholarship production, maintaining the law school's national reputation in Native American law and policy and collaboration to attain external funding for related programs. The candidate will develop curriculum that is consistently improved with new discoveries and learning outcomes.
The successful applicant will be hired into the professorial rank commensurate with their level of experience and qualifications. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, national leadership or the potential for national leadership in Indian law scholarship, exceptional teaching and bar passage in any jurisdiction.
All UW faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or foreign equivalent
Experience partnering with indigenous communities
Demonstrated record of scholarship
Applications should include:
1. A detailed cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, professional experience, and teaching, research, and leadership expertise.
2. Curriculum vitae
3. The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide a reference. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the School of Law will contact references as needed)
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.