Posted: Monday, February 12, 2024 04:06 PM


Posting Details Position Information Job Title Assistant Professor in Law and Legal Studies Posting Number P1618F Position Summary Information Job Description Summary The Department of Political Science at Auburn University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position in Law and Legal Studies with a projected start date of either August 16, 2024 or January 1, 2025, depending on the selected candidate’s availability. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Introduction to the Legal Profession, Civil Procedure, Evidence and Legal Reasoning, Legal Research and Writing, Torts, and other classes that prepare students for law school. There will also be opportunities to develop additional law-related courses. These classes are part of the Law and Justice major, established in 2018 and now one of Auburn’s fastest-growing majors, serving approximately 270 undergraduate students. Its demanding interdisciplinary curriculum aims to expose students to the content they will encounter in law school and develop skills to help them succeed in law school and beyond. The selected individual will teach two to three courses per semester to full-time undergraduate students and will be expected to engage in scholarly activity. Newly hired assistant professors receive a reduced teaching load of two courses per semester for up to the first three years of appointment so that the successful candidate can focus on developing and maintaining the independent research agenda necessary to earn tenure and promotion. Auburn University is an R1 research institution, enrolling over 33,000 students. It is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. The Department of Political Science has 24 tenured or tenure-track faculty and includes undergraduate majors in political science, law and justice, public administration, and health services administration, masters’ degree programs in public administration and community planning, and a Ph.D. in public administration and public policy. The political science major is one of the largest in the College of Liberal Arts, consistently enrolling around 500 students. Minimum Qualifications Required qualifications include a J.D. or a Ph.D. in a law-related field at the time employment begins (ABDs who will complete the doctoral degree within one year of hire will also be considered but will be hired at the rank of instructor until the degree is earned); demonstrated teaching experience and skill; fluency in English; and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate selected for this position must also be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States when the appointment begins and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Desired Qualifications Special Instructions to Applicants Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. To apply, please click link Candidates must submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications, current curriculum vitae, contact information for three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and an official transcript of all graduate work. Direct questions to Steve Brown Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, 7080 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849-5208. Email Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please see for more details. Posting Detail Information Open Date Close Date EEO Statement Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please see for more details. Diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students is an Auburn University commitment. Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law Open Until Filled No References required for this position? Yes If yes, minimum number requested 3

Price - 48800 - 61900

• Location: Auburn, AL Auburn, AL Alabama

• Post ID: 9083356801 Auburn

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