The University of Kansas School of Law invites applications from entry level and junior lateral candidates for a tenure-track, associate professor position to begin in the fall of 2022. Although we will consider candidates in all subject areas, we are particularly interested in the area of business, corporate finance, and transactional law. Qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our law school community, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply.
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. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.
Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It 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 only an hour drive from downtown Kansas City.
40% Classroom teaching and counseling students.
40% Conducting and publishing research.
20% Providing service to the law school, university, and the legal profession.
J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school (or an equivalent degree).
Demonstrate strong scholarly potential and a commitment to excellence in teaching.
Contact Information to Applicants
Professor Uma Outka
Faculty Appointments Committee
University of Kansas School of Law
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
Additional Candidate Instruction
The Faculty Appointments Committee will begin review of applications in August 25, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom. We will review candidate materials posted in the AALS Faculty Appointments Register (FAR), and also invite applications from candidates not participating in the FAR.
Applications must be submitted online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/19637BR and should include a cover letter, a CV or resume, a detailed statement of research interests and future plans, a statement related to diversity, a writing sample, and the names of three references. Materials such as teaching evaluations or additional samples of scholarly work, may be requested of candidates at a later date. Although later applications may be considered, for the fullest consideration, applications from candidates not participating in the FAR should be submitted by August 25, 2021.
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 question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.