Entry-Level and Pre-Tenure Lateral Faculty

  • Widener University, Commonwealth Law School
  • Sep 14, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

Widener Law Commonwealth welcomes applications to join our faculty. We are seeking entry-level and pre-tenure lateral faculty to fill tenure track positions in the 2023-2024 academic year. Our specific needs are to be determined, so we encourage all interested applicants to apply. Interest areas include but are not limited to: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Legal Methods. We will also consider candidates interested in our upper-level course areas, including Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Environmental Law, Professional Responsibility, and Wills and Trusts. The school may hire faculty in any subject area or category based on a candidate’s overall strength.

Established in 1989, Widener Law Commonwealth is an independently accredited law school within Widener University. Located in Harrisburg, PA, the law school’s location in the capital of Pennsylvania provides impactful experiences for both our faculty and students. The law school is situated in one of the fastest growing areas of the state. Harrisburg provides many cultural amenities and outstanding access to outdoor activities. Additionally, it provides a reasonable cost of living and a strong job market.

WLC is a dynamic community of teachers and scholars. We pride ourselves on our dedication to our students, our engagement with teaching, and our scholarly impact. Many of our scholars are actively engaged in law reform efforts at both the state and federal level.

The law school is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. Faculty and staff are active participants in our work to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from persons of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other members of historically disadvantaged groups.

We are looking for candidates with strong academic backgrounds, commitment to excellence in teaching, and demonstrated potential to be productive scholars. Candidates must possess at least a JD degree or its equivalent. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references to the Appointments Committee at cwfaculty@widener.edu. Please contact Professor Susan Raeker-Jordan, Appointments Committee Chair (sraeker-jordan@widener.edu), with any questions. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and we encourage applications by November 1.