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Tenure-Track Associate Professor, School of Law

Apply now Job no: 496143
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: Newark
Categories: Faculty

Seton Hall University School of Law welcomes applications for a tenure-track position to begin in January 2025 or at the start of the 2025-26 academic year. The position is to create and direct a new Transactional Law Clinic as part of the Law School’s Center for Social Justice. It is also expected that the candidate may teach a doctrinal course at the law school.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Seton Hall University School of Law welcomes applications for a tenure-track position to begin July 1, 2024. The position is to create and direct a new Transactional Law Clinic as part of the Law School’s Center for Social Justice. It is also expected that the candidate may teach a doctrinal course at the law school.

We envisage a transactional legal clinic that fills gaps in access to legal resources for individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations in Newark and the surrounding communities. While we are open to a variety of clinic visions, we offer the following as a non-exhaustive list of possible focus areas for the clinic:

• Advising small nonprofits
• Entrepreneurship and small business development
• Transactional support for artists and musicians
• Community and economic development

The faculty member will lead the design and implementation of the new clinic, and will oversee the clinic operations, including developing the clients, supervising the students, and teaching the required seminar attendant to the clinic. The faculty member will be part of the Center for Social Justice which comprises eight other in-house clinics. All tenured and tenure-track faculty, including those who teach in the clinics, are eligible for summer research stipends, research assistance, and sabbaticals.

Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree and a record of academic excellence. Candidates should demonstrate (i) scholarly promise, (ii) the ability or potential to be an outstanding teacher and mentor who can prepare students for the practice of law, (iii) at least five years’ experience in a transactional practice, and (iv) leadership in service toward building an equitable and diverse academic community. The candidate should be admitted to the New Jersey bar or licensed to practice in another jurisdiction and willing to apply for admission to the New Jersey bar. The candidate must be in good standing to practice law.

Located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, approximately 20 minutes from Manhattan, Seton Hall Law School offers a vibrant, energetic academic environment. Clinical education has been a significant part of our curriculum for more than 50 years. Seton Hall Law is especially well-regarded in the health and life sciences law, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and privacy arenas, and it is in the process of expanding its role in energy, gaming/sports, technology and data analytics.

Seton Hall University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of equity, justice, and engagement. The University aspires to be a leader among its peer institutions in responding to the needs and concerns of an increasingly diverse population by striving to (i) overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and (ii) achieve equity and equality. In an effort to enrich our academic environment, the University actively encourages applications from members of all historically underrepresented groups and those invested in our commitment to equity, justice and engagement: https://law.shu.edu/about/diversity/index.cfm

The following documents should be uploaded with your application: CV (with references), cover letter, one-page clinic proposal, scholarly agenda, and job talk paper (or abstract with expected date for completion of the draft).

Questions should be sent to Professor Jonathan Hafetz, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at jonathan.hafetz@shu.edu.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree and a record of academic excellence

Desired Qualifications:

 

Licenses and Certificates:

The candidate should be admitted to the New Jersey bar or licensed to practice in another jurisdiction and willing to apply for admission to the New Jersey bar.

Salary Grade:

FA01 - Faculty

Exempt/Nonexempt: Exempt

Physical Demands: General Office Environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The following documents should be uploaded with your application: CV (with references), cover letter, one-page clinic proposal, scholarly agenda, and job talk paper (or abstract with expected date for completion of the draft).

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.

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