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Requisition # 74562

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, August 26th, 2022
College:College of Law
Department:Law-Faculty

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

Iowa Law Faculty Fellowship



The University of Iowa College of Law seeks applicants for the Iowa Law Faculty Fellowship.  This program provides research and teaching opportunities, faculty mentoring, and career development for promising legal scholars and teachers aiming to launch new careers in legal academia.  The program also aims to further the College of Law’s and the University of Iowa’s longstanding goals of increasing diversity in the legal profession and recruiting and retaining a more diverse campus community of faculty, staff, and students.  (For information on the College’s DEI commitments and activities, see Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | College of Law - The University of Iowa (uiowa.edu). For information on the University’s DEI commitments and activities, see Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | The University of Iowa (uiowa.edu).) 



Iowa Law is well known for its strong focus on law teaching, exceptionally comprehensive law library, and collaborative atmosphere.  The University of Iowa itself is a major public research university located in Iowa City, a quintessential college town brimming with writers, students, and scholars.   



Iowa Law Faculty Fellows concentrate on those aspects of academic life that are most likely to be helpful in preparing for a faculty career in legal education.  Typically, faculty fellows teach one course during the academic year, with the remainder of the fellow’s time devoted to research and development of one or more major works of scholarship. The fellow works closely with a faculty mentor and advisory team of faculty members.  Faculty fellows participate in the life of the College but have limited service assignments so they can concentrate on teaching and scholarship.  Fellows are expected to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion goals at the College and University.   



Initial Faculty Fellowship appointments are for two years.  Fellows will be appointed at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Law.  Most Faculty Fellows will participate in the law hiring market during the second year of the fellowship.  The salary for the 2023-2024 academic year will be competitive with well-regarded law fellowship and VAP programs.  In addition, Faculty Fellows will be provided with research support including research funds, travel funds, and the opportunity to hire law student research assistants.  Fellows will be expected to be in full-time residence at Iowa Law and participate in the intellectual life of the College during the academic year.



To apply for the Iowa Law Faculty Fellowship program, an applicant should submit the following through Jobs@Iowa, at jobs.uiowa.edu:




  • Cover letter, including a description of the applicant’s (1) research plan to be carried out during the fellowship and (2) plans for contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion goals at the College and University during the fellowship.

  • C.V.

  • Graduate, and professional transcripts (including law school transcripts)

  • Academic writing sample

  • Three letters of reference providing support for the applicant’s potential as a legal scholar and teacher



Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, please contact Chris Odinet, chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at christopher-odinet@uiowa.edu. 



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705, The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.  Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.  Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.

Education Requirement:

Educational qualifications:




  • A J.D. or equivalent, or Ph.D. from a relevant field of study

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications:




  • Strong potential for legal teaching

  • Strong potential for legal scholarship

  • Strong potential for making contributions to the College's and Unviersity's diversity, equity, and inclusion goals

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable Qualifications:

Desired qualifications:




  • Alignment between the proposed research plan and collegiate and university resources and opportunities


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Graduate, and professional transcripts
Academic writing sample
Letters of reference

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Contact Information


Contact:Christopher K Odinet - christopher-odinet@uiowa.edu
Claw-Law
Boyd Law Building
130 Byington Road
406 BLB
Iowa City, IA 52246



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.

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