Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (Clinical Education) - School of Law

4 weeks ago
Number of Openings
1
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
Faculty
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
2017-3191
Minneapolis
Department/Unit
School of Law
Employment Type
Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status
Exempt/Salaried
Benefits Eligible
Yes
Special Instructions
All application materials must be submitted online at http://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/.  Emailed application materials will not be accepted. | | Candidates will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload his or her Curriculum Vitae, and then submit an online application, voluntary EEO form, and job-specific cover letter.  The cover letter should include concepts the applicant has to create a clinic that fits with the missions of the Law School http://www.stthomas.edu/law/about/ and the Interprofessional Center http://www.stthomas.edu/ipc/about/missionvision/. |   | At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested. Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted for references and asked to submit additional materials at a later date. |   | For further questions, please contact Prof. Virgil Wiebe, Chair of the Hiring Committee at vowiebe@stthomas.edu.

Overview

The University of St. Thomas School of Law invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in the Clinical Education department, beginning in Fall 2018. The committee will consider applications from applicants in all areas of clinical education, but we have particular interest in the areas of transactional clinics, medical-legal partnerships, elder law, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, STEM start-ups, criminal defense or prosecution, veterans, and family law.

 

This is a 9-month faculty position.  Availability for summer clinic coverage on a rotating basis (with additional summer stipend available) is required.  Other faculty responsibilities include student advising, professional engagement through research, presentation and publication, and committee service.

 

The University of St. Thomas School of Law offers an innovative curriculum emphasizing professional formation and the education of the whole person.  Our faculty and staff strive to help each student develop the professional and ethical values that are vital to long-term success in our profession, enabling them to become lawyers who lead their communities by serving them.  The School of Law has earned numerous accolades, including:

 

  • #1, #3, #2, #2 in nation for best practical training (The National Jurist last 4 years)
  • #1 in nation for externships per student (The National Jurist every year)
  • Top 10 for “best professors” (Princeton Review 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Top 10 for “quality of life” (Princeton Review 9 out of last 10 years)
  • Top 35 for clinics (US News & World Report last 3 years)
  • Top 40 for faculty scholarly impact (Sisk/Leiter methodology)

 

The clinical program, with its 12 clinics, is nationally ranked and recognized for its collaborative work with the university’s School of Social Work and Graduate School of Professional Psychology through the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services. www.stthomas.edu/ipc.

 

The vibrant and diverse cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are well known for their cultural and social amenities and have been consistently named one of the most livable metropolitan areas in the U.S. 

 

The University of St. Thomas is a private, Roman Catholic institution. The law school, as reflected in its mission statement, “is dedicated to integrating faith and reason in the search for truth through a focus on morality and social justice.” We seek candidates who can contribute to this mission. We are committed to the inherent dignity of all people and to diversity, inclusion, and cultural agility, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the university welcomes applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.

 

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

Qualifications

A J.D. degree is required. Professional license eligibility in Minnesota is required. Three years practice and/or teaching experience post-JD preferred. Ability to articulate a scholarly agenda is required. Ability to build relationships across difference and model cultural agility is required.

 

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.


The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at St. Thomas”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates

All application materials must be submitted online at http://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/.  Emailed application materials will not be accepted.


Candidates will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload his or her Curriculum Vitae, and then submit an online application, voluntary EEO form, and job-specific cover letter.  The cover letter should include concepts the applicant has to create a clinic that fits with the missions of the Law School http://www.stthomas.edu/law/about/ and the Interprofessional Center http://www.stthomas.edu/ipc/about/missionvision/.

 

At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested. Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted for references and asked to submit additional materials at a later date.

 

For further questions, please contact Prof. Virgil Wiebe, Chair of the Hiring Committee at vowiebe@stthomas.edu.

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