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Visiting Assistant Professor, Law
Title:Visiting Assistant Professor, Law
Department:David A. Clarke School of Law
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0002

Salary Range: $78,011.17 - $97,514.22

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor to direct the Housing and Consumer Litigation Clinic for academic year 2018-2019. Students enrolled in this clinic represent individuals and small groups in eviction defenses, affirmative habitability actions, illegal rent increases, and real property actions, including predatory loans and foreclosure, fair housing, and miscellaneous torts. Students also represent consumers against merchants and homeowners against home improvement contractors in disputes involving sales and services.

The Faculty Appointments Committee is particularly interested in candidates with prior clinical teaching experience. Candidates must demonstrate a record of strong academic performance and excellent potential for scholarly achievement. Candidates who would enhance our mission are especially encouraged to apply.

The mission of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is to:

  1. Recruit and enroll students from groups under-represented at the bar;
  2. Provide a well-rounded theoretical and practical legal education that will enable students to be effective and ethical advocates
  3. Represent the legal needs of low-income District of Columbia residents through the school’s legal clinics.

UDC-DCSL has a robust part-time program and the faculty is enthusiastically committed to providing a substantially similar experience, per the ABA, for our evening J.D. students in all aspects of the curriculum. UDC-DCSL has a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty and encourages applications from minorities and women.

UDC-DCSL is one of only six American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). UDC is the nation’s only urban, public land grant university. UDC-DCSL is highly ranked: 8th in the nation in Law School Clinical Programs (US News and World Report, 2018); 7th in the nation for diversity (US News and World Report, 2018); 2nd most chosen by older students (Princeton Review, 2018); 3rd best environment for minority students (Princeton Review, 2018); 4th most diverse faculty (Princeton Review, 2018); and top-ranked for its commitment to community service (PreLaw Magazine, 2017).

Minimum Job Requirements

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

  1. Earned Juris Doctor (J.D.) 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 the said Bars;
  2. Potential teaching excellence and demonstrated professional competence.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:
Temporary employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.

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

Employment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) 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 veterans 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).

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 Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources 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: opportunity/.

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