Assistant/Associate Professor in Law

Michigan State University Michigan State University College of Law

Ast Prof/Asc Professor Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University College Of Law
Department: Juris Doctorate Programs 40001138
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Working/Functional Title

Ast Prof/Asc Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The College of Law invites candidates with a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship to apply for full-time faculty positions. We seek to hire a non-tenure system director of our Housing Clinic and a non-tenure system director of our new Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurial Clinic. 

Duties of the positions will include designing, teaching, and supervising students enrolled in the clinic, as well as promoting the clinic.  These positions also actively engage is service at the college and university, as well as in national organizations.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Law

Minimum Requirements

Required qualifications include:

  • J.D. or equivalent degree
  • Admission to practice before the highest court of any state
  • At least five years of law-related professional experience after law school
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working with computer applications including legal databases

Desired Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include substantial teaching experience with clinical courses.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:

  • A Cover Letter
  • A current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A short professional biography

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

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Department Statement

MSU Law is a dynamic learning community with around 700 students, 55 faculty members, 50 staff members, 5 librarians, and 7 legal clinics. We offer nationally ranked programs in Intellectual Property and Trial Advocacy, an acclaimed Indigenous Law and Policy Center, as well as the Animal Legal and Historical Web Center. Faculty members lead the academic dialogue in a wide range of fields, including social justice, innovation, and business and regulatory law.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Oct 20, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 20, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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