Assistant Professor of Law

Indiana University Bloomington

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Position Details


Title Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Location Indianapolis
Position Summary

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law invites entry-level and experienced applicants for a visiting professorship in the school’s nationally ranked Legal Communication and Analysis Program.
The visitor position is a full-time position. The visitor is expected to teach up to 40 first-year students in Legal Communication and Analysis, which is a year-long course. The course is a graded, two-credit course each semester. Responsibilities include creating course materials; teaching class sessions; meeting with students in one-on-one conferences; reviewing outlines and drafts; assessing papers; and providing detailed and constructive feedback to students. 
The position would be a ten-month appointment for the 2023–24 academic year, with the possibility for reappointment for the 2024–25 academic year. The visitor would be given the opportunity to attend legal writing conferences and to write scholarship in the legal writing field. The visitor would not be required to serve on faculty committees or to teach during the summer. The compensation package includes an entry-level salary of $75,000, a professional development fund that may be used to attend and present at conferences, a research assistant fund, and university benefits. Summer teaching with additional compensation may also be possible.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record and strong writing skills. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience and experience as a judicial clerk or a practitioner.
The visitor position is ideal for one seeking entry into the legal academy. An entry-level visitor would have the opportunity to work with and learn from IU McKinney’s Legal Communication and Analysis faculty—Brad Desnoyer, Jim Dimitri, Allison Martin, and Joel Schumm—who have decades of experience as nationally recognized teachers and scholars. In addition, IU McKinney is host to the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference in Summer 2024, and the visitor may be able to engage in the preparation for and execution of that prestigious event.
As part of IUPUI, Indiana’s premier urban research institution, the law school is committed to being a welcoming community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community-engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI and the McKinney School of Law condemn racism in all its forms. The law school is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to inclusion: For more information about the school, please visit We encourage applications from persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and members of other groups that are under-represented on university faculties. 
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To apply, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three references, a writing sample, and teaching evaluations (if available) to Vice Dean Max Huffman, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 530 West New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3225; (E-mail submissions strongly preferred.) To be considered you must also submit your application at this link: Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process must notify Vice Dean Huffman a reasonable time in advance.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a cut-off date of July 10, 2023.

Basic Qualifications
juris doctor degree from an accredited law school
Department Contact for Questions
Max Huffman, Vice Dean;
Additional Qualifications  
Salary and Rank  
Special Instructions  
For Best Consideration Date 07/10/2023
Expected Start Date 08/01/2023
Posting/OAA # IU-100434-2023

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Writing Sample
  4. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Ability
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Course Evaluation
  7. Diversity Statement