Visiting Assistant Professor School of Law - Legal Writing

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • Topeka, KS, USA
  • Apr 27, 2023
Full time Education

Job Description

Position Summary: Washburn University School of Law invites applications for a full-time visiting faculty position teaching Legal Writing beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. This is a two year visiting position beginning August 1, 2023.

We seek candidates whose performance to date has demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, scholarship, and service or the potential for achievement in each of these job functions. Application materials should clearly articulate the candidate’s record of work supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and state how the candidate will contribute to Washburn University's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution. The Washburn campus is located in the heart of Topeka, Kansas, blocks from the historic state capitol. Topeka features affordable housing; beautiful, historic neighborhoods filled with well-maintained parks; and a nationally recognized public library. It is also the home of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Site.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

The ideal candidate will have law school teaching experience, but entry-level candidates will be considered.

Essential Functions:
• Fulfill teaching expectations associated with a visiting assistant professor appointment as outlined in the faculty handbook. Teach a full workload of two first year legal writing courses (6 credit hours per semester).
• This visitor will fulfill service expectations by engaging in service activities in the department, university, and profession.

Required Qualifications:
JD degree from an ABA-approved law school

Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

Official transcripts required at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with a record of strong teaching and published legal scholarship.

Background Check Required

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.