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Associate Professor of Law
Title:Associate Professor of Law
Department:David A. Clarke School of Law
Location:UDC- Main Campus Van Ness Campus – NW

Number of Vacancies: 2

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Commensurate with rank and experience

Salary Range: Commensurate with rank and experience

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008


THE UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DAVID A. CLARKE SCHOOL OF LAW (UDC LAW) seeks to hire two tenure-track faculty members to join our dynamic and mission-driven community in the 2023-2024 academic year.

We are looking broadly for candidates, but particularly welcome applications from candidates with an interest in teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Property, Civil Procedure, and Torts. The position will begin on August 16, 2023. Candidates must have a J.D. degree and must demonstrate high scholarly distinction or promise and a commitment to teaching excellence. Applications are encouraged from women, candidates of color, LGBTQIA+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and others whose background and experience would contribute to the diversity of the law school community.

Brief Description of Duties

The candidate will teach law courses at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. Faculty members are expected to participate in both university-wide and School of Law programs and activities. The position requires a commitment to law teaching, academic scholarship, and participation in civic engagement with relevant stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Teach assigned School of Law courses in the J.D. or LL.M. programs.
2. Maintain proficiency in the use of software and technology in the classroom.
3. Research, write, and publish academic scholarship in academic or professional journals, books, media outlets and/or electronic media in a manner that is consistent with the mission of the academic program.
4. Remain informed of developments in relevant instructional areas by reading current literature, collaborating with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences to enhance classroom performance and scholarly engagement.
5. Evaluate and grade students’ classroom work, assignments, papers, and exams using rubrics and other student-centered approaches.
6. Maintain student classroom attendance records, assignment and exam grades, and other required records.
7. Advise and mentor assigned students on academic and career issues.
8. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
9. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and scholarship issues.
10. Participate in writing grant proposals, as applicable, to procure external research funding.
11. Serve on academic and/or administrative committees that engage and develop institutional policies, curricular and extracurricular programming, and related academic issues.
12. Participate in student recruitment and career placement activities.


Minimum Job Requirements

Assistant Professor of Law:

A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor of Law shall have:

(a) an earned Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or other state, or be in the process of becoming a member of one of said Bars;
(b) the potential for teaching excellence and scholarly growth; and
(c) demonstrated professional competence in the relevant field(s) and the potential for professional growth.

An initial appointment to the rank of Professor of Law shall be without tenure and for a period of not more than three (3) years.


Associate Professor of Law:

A candidate for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor of Law shall have:

(a ) an earned Juris Doctor degree and be a member in good standing of the Bar of the District of Columbia or other state;
(b) demonstrated teaching excellence and a record of scholarship;
(c) demonstrated professional competence in the relevant field, demonstrated professional attainment, and the potential for continued professional growth; and
(d) at least three years of full-time teaching experience at an accredited law school.


The law faculty acknowledges that the Dean may recognize and allow the substitution of appropriate professional experience and achievement if the candidate has less teaching experience than that required above, provided that the candidate demonstrates potential for effective teaching.


Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference:
A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.


Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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