The University of Connecticut School of Law solicits applications for a tenure-track faculty position to commence in fall 2021. This entry-level position constitutes part of a university-wide, cross-disciplinary cluster hire focused on anti-racism scholarship and teaching. The goal of the cluster hire is to enlarge and deepen the University's ongoing work in addressing societal and structural bias and disparities that impact Black, indigenous, Latinx, and other persons of color both domestically and internationally. In addition to joining the UConn Law faculty, this faculty member will benefit from engagement with a cohort of other new anti-racism scholarship hires from different UConn Schools and Colleges. The anti-racism cluster is consistent with several aspects of the University's ongoing strategic planning, including a focus on diversity/equity/inclusion as one of the foundational UConn values.
UConn School of Law is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, offering a professional education of the highest quality. UConn Law is committed to building and supporting a vibrant, multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. Its Gothic Revival campus is located in the West End of Hartford, a few miles from the state capitol and courts, as well as the headquarters of leading insurance companies and other major corporations. The school has day and evening divisions, and offers the JD (juris doctor), LLM (master of laws) and SJD (doctor of laws) degrees, as well as several dual degrees. The UConn Law faculty includes leading scholars, experienced practitioners and internationally known experts in a wide range of fields. The Law School hosts four student journals, over forty student organizations, extensive clinical and service engagement with the surrounding communities, and one of the largest law libraries in the world.
The successful candidate will teach one or two courses per semester; advise students on independent projects; complete research in the candidate's academic area of interest; and publish scholarship. As a member of the faculty, the successful candidate will participate in faculty governance via committee work; participate in national organizations related to their area of research/scholarship interest; attend and speak at national, regional, and local conferences and other events; and perform related duties as required.
UConn Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented and diverse groups with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our institution.
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state's flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.
A JD from an accredited institution or equivalent terminal degree in a related field (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable)
Demonstrated scholarly capacity and commitment
A well-defined research and teaching agenda that furthers anti-racist inquiry and practice
Demonstrated skills to be an effective teacher
A demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the Law School
In addition to a well-defined research and teaching agenda that furthers anti-racist inquiry and practice, demonstrated expertise and ability to teach in one or more areas that include, but are not limited to, critical race theory, race and the law, constitutional law, criminal law and/or procedure, business/corporate law, consumer law, or banking law
This is a full time 9-month position. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.
Candidates should expect to work at the Law School located in Hartford, Connecticut.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18112 and submit the following application materials:
A cover letter;
Research agenda (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of students, etc.);
Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
Writing sample; and
Contact information for three (3) references.
Review of applications will begin on March 1st and will continue until the position is filled.
Any questions about application materials may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at email@example.com
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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About University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.