Washington & Lee School of Law invites applications for the position of Professor of Practice. This member of our full-time faculty will be one of three professors who constitute the Legal Writing Program at W&L Law. Responsibilities of the position include teaching two sections of first-year legal writing each semester while working collaboratively with other faculty in program to maintain a modern curriculum in this subject matter.
In addition to holding a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited school, candidates for the position must have at least two to three years of post-J.D. experience in a position or positions requiring substantial legal writing. We seek in particular candidates who are enthused about working closely with students in the development of this critical skill.
The Professor of Practice position is a nine-month contractual position with teaching responsibilities beginning annually in mid-August and ending in mid-May. The initial appointment to the position will be for a two-year term, with eligibility for a longer-term appointment thereafter. The anticipated starting salary for the nine-month position is $80,000.
Washington and Lee University School of Law is an Equal Opportunity employer that adheres to a robust nondiscrimination policy. Our school has a firm commitment to enhancing the diversity of our community and, in that regard, we welcome candidates who are members of communities traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academia.
Interested individuals should submit a statement of interest, C.V., and references through the Interfolio portal.
The position is open until filled, and applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning April 5, 2021.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.
The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the devel...opment of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.