Assistant Professor of Law – Criminal/Clinical/Externship

  • Western New England University
  • Jan 25, 2023
Full time Education

Job Description

Western New England University School of Law seeks entry-level or lateral applicants for two full-time tenure-track faculty appointments starting in August 2023.  We are seeking one faculty member to teach doctrinal courses in Criminal Law. We are also seeking candidates interested in clinical teaching, including oversight and management of all aspects of our externship program. Depending on the course package, faculty will also have the opportunity to teach other clinical, skills, or doctrinal courses.

Qualified candidates must possess a J.D. degree, have a distinguished law school record, and have successful experience in a judicial clerkship, law practice and/or teaching.  Faculty members in the School of Law must also commit to remaining current in the scholarly life of the discipline and should carry out professional scholarly activities such as attendance at professional conferences, research, and scholarly writing projects within the discipline.  All applications should include a letter of application explaining areas of teaching interest and a CV that includes a record of publications and scholarly agenda.

The committee also invites candidates to include a diversity statement with their submission. A diversity statement of one to two pages can discuss equity, inclusion, and diversity as reflected in the candidate’s personal experiences as well as their teaching, mentorship, scholarship, service and professional activities that seek to empower marginalized students and/or communities. A diversity statement is not necessary if a candidate feels that their commitment to diversity is sufficiently reflected in their other application materials, including their publications and scholarly agenda.

Salary is negotiable, based on qualifications.

For inquiries about this position, please contact Professor Bob Statchen, Chair of the Faculty Personnel Committee ( or Dale-Marie Dahlke, Law School Operations Officer (

Excellent benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University (WNE) is a private, nationally ranked, comprehensive institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. Founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a division of Northeastern College, WNE’s 215-acre suburban campus serves more than 3,700 students, including over 2,500 full-time undergraduates. More than 47,000 alumni have earned degrees through its 90+ undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs at Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law. Students come from 39 U.S. states and territories and 23 countries. Of 45,104 living alumni, 30% remain within the region, residing in the four Western Massachusetts counties and northern Connecticut.

WNE is classified among nationally ranked universities in US News and World Report, and among the Top 100 Undergraduate Engineering programs, and in the Doctoral/Professional Universities category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

In alignment with the University’s commitment to health and safety, all Faculty and Staff are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.

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