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Clinical Professor - Civil Justice

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Clinical Professor - Civil Justice
Department Sch of Law-Nwk, Dean's Office
Salary Open
Posting Summary

Rutgers Law School (Newark location) will have an opening for a full-time professor to teach in the Law School’s Civil Justice Clinic starting in the Fall 2018 semester. It is anticipated that this new hire will also be appointed to serve as Director of the Civil Justice Clinic at the same time.

The Civil Justice Clinic (formerly Urban Legal Clinic), founded in 1970, is the Law School’s first direct-service clinic. It engages in supervised student representation of low-income, individual clients in a wide range of civil cases including landlord-tenant, consumer, family law, and public benefit cases. This position will also be responsible for teaching the clinic’s weekly seminar and fulfilling such other service and duties as are typically assigned to a fulltime member of the law faculty.

There are 16 in-house clinics at Rutgers (11 in Newark), and each of the more than 20 full-time clinical faculty members has faculty voting rights and long-term job security: either presumptively renewable long-term contracts on our clinical professor track pursuant to ABA Standard 405©, or else traditional tenure (or are on track for one or the other).

The position will be a clinical track position. Candidates should have at least three years of relevant civil practice experience, preferably in landlord-tenant law and either consumer or family law. Previous clinical or other law teaching experience is a plus.

The rank at the time of appointment (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, or Clinical Professor of Law) will depend on the successful candidate’s prior experience and achievements. For new clinical faculty, the initial term of appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of renewal for another three-year contract before consideration for a presumptively renewable five-year contract. An experienced candidate can be considered for appointment at a rank higher than Assistant Clinical Professor or for a presumptively renewable contract, depending on the extent of past experience and accomplishments. Scholarship will be a component of advancement on the clinical track and will be supported. The candidate’s scholarship can be directed to other clinical educators, lawyers, judges and non-academic audiences in addition to other academic audiences. The position provides excellent fringe benefits and a competitive salary based on relevant experience.

The occupant of this position must have a J.D. degree and must also be admitted to the New Jersey Bar or be admitted to another jurisdiction’s Bar and willing to seek admission to the New Jersey Bar at the first available opportunity.
New Jersey now allows for admission on motion by those admitted elsewhere. (See https://www.njbarexams.org/appinfo.action?id=12 for eligibility requirements).

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are particularly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

The position will be a clinical track position. Candidates should have at least three years of relevant civil practice experience, preferably in landlord-tenant law and either consumer or family law. Previous clinical or other law teaching experience is a plus.

The rank at the time of appointment (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, or Clinical Professor of Law) will depend on the successful candidate’s prior experience and achievements. For new clinical faculty, the initial term of appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of renewal for another three-year contract before consideration for a presumptively renewable five-year contract. An experienced candidate can be considered for appointment at a rank higher than Assistant Clinical Professor or for a presumptively renewable contract, depending on the extent of past experience and accomplishments. Scholarship will be a component of advancement on the clinical track and will be supported. The candidate’s scholarship can be directed to other clinical educators, lawyers, judges and non-academic audiences in addition to other academic audiences. The position provides excellent fringe benefits and a competitive salary based on relevant experience.

The occupant of this position must have a J.D. degree and must also be admitted to the New Jersey Bar or be admitted to another jurisdiction’s Bar and willing to seek admission to the New Jersey Bar at the first available opportunity.
New Jersey now allows for admission on motion by those admitted elsewhere. (See https://www.njbarexams.org/appinfo.action?id=12 for eligibility requirements).

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Posting Details

Posting Number 17FA1423
Posting Open Date 11/20/2017
Posting Close Date 12/22/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link to Posting http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/55621
Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. List of References