Visiting Assistant Professor Position Description
About the Position
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law welcomes applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) beginning July 1, 2013. VAPs will enjoy a two-year appointment to the faculty of the College of Law. They will teach one course per semester, with institutional and financial support for scholarly research and writing. VAPs will benefit from training and mentoring by faculty members as they develop their courses and begin classroom teaching. Areas of particular interest include the following: Intellectual Property, Criminal Law, Health Law, Criminal Procedure, Torts, and Complex Litigation. The College expects that VAPs will write and publish, in a scholarly journal, an article of original research and analysis during their first year. It is expected that VAPs will seek a tenure-track position at a law school, with the full support of the College, in the fall of their second year.
About the James E. Rogers College of Law
The College of Law is a student-focused, research-driven school with strong ties to one of the world's foremost research universities. It is nationally pre-eminent in fostering an intimate, supportive environment for teaching and learning. Its small class sizes allow considerable individual interaction with students. We are inclusive and collegial, with an inspiring and engaging intellectual community, a culture of continuous improvement, and respect for professionalism and public service. We provide a highly individualized education that includes a wide array of experiential opportunities and emphasizes professional integrity public leadership, and community service. Our extensive clinical offerings include in-house clinics and placement clinics. The College's faculty includes internationally-renowned scholars, with particular strengths in environmental law, indigenous peoples' law, and law and data.
The College is located in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, which offers spectacular landscapes, abundant outdoor activities from hiking to rock climbing to horseback riding, and a thriving cultural scene. The average year-round temperature is 70 degrees; both skiing and surfing are only a few hours' drive from the College. The University of Arizona offers nationally-ranked sports teams, cutting-edge fine arts programs, and a vibrant atmosphere.
The College is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1931. Outstanding benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; vacation leave; sick leave; ten holidays; University of Arizona / Arizona State University / Northern Arizona University tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members; and state and optional retirement programs. VAPs are eligible for summer research stipends to support scholarly development, and will have dedicated travel and research budgets. Salary for the VAP positions will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About the Application Process
The University of Arizona is committed to meeting the needs of its multi-varied communities by recruiting diverse faculty, staff, and students. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA-M/W/D/V Employer. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Applicants should have demonstrated interest and achievement in both teaching and legal scholarship. A J.D. or equivalent degree from an ABA-accredited law school is required unless waived. The strongest applicants will have a mixture of legal practice experience, scholarly writing, and teaching experience. If you are interested in joining the College of Law's community of teachers and scholars, please contact Professor Derek Bambauer with the following materials:
We anticipate interviewing candidates in March, and offering one or more VAP positions in April 2013.
VAPs should be prepared to begin residence at the College in summer 2013. The College will offer a series of training workshops during the summer to help VAPs make the transition to legal academia.
If you have questions, please contact:
Associate Professor of Law
1201 E. Speedway,
Tucson AZ 85718