The University of Kansas School of Law invites applications for a regular, full-time, tenure-track, associate professor position to begin in the fall of 2020. We are seeking junior lateral tenure-track and entry-level candidates with a demonstrated potential for high scholarly achievement and teaching excellence. We are interested in candidates specializing in any field of law, but we are particularly interested in the fields of digital privacy law; law and technology; health law; insurance law; natural resources law (which includes water law and land use); and human rights law.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the Law School actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. Women, minorities, and candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the school, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply.
Lawrence, Kansas is an affordable and progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent schools, high quality restaurants, economical living, and a diverse cultural mix. It is also less than an hour drive from Kansas City.
The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.
40% – Classroom teaching and counseling students.
40% – Conducting and publishing research.
20% – Providing service to the law school, university, and the legal profession.
1. J.D. degree from an ABA accredited U.S. law school.
2. Evidence of potential for engaging in high quality research and teaching.
Contact Information to Applicants
Professor Uma Outka
Associate Dean, Faculty
Additional Candidate Instruction
Submit all application materials online. Only complete applications will be reviewed. A complete application will contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research interests and future plans, and the names of three referees familiar with the candidate’s qualifications.
The law school will participate in the AALS Recruitment Conference in D.C. October 3-5, 2019.
Initial review of applications will begin on September 3, 2019 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.