University of California, Hastings College of the Law (“UC Hastings” or “the College”), located in downtown San Francisco, seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years to join our Center for Racial and Economic Justice (CREJ). The VAP position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position to support those interested in law school academic careers who intend to engage the field of racial and economic justice in their scholarship. The VAP will work collaboratively with the Center’s directors and affiliated faculty to further the objectives of CREJ, including the development of new courses and/or seminars in this field.
Competitive candidates are aspiring scholars in the early stages of their careers and practitioners transitioning from practice to law teaching. A successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to law teaching and to exploring in their scholarship issues of race, identity, inequality, and marginalization.
UC Hastings will mentor the VAP as a scholar and teacher, training the VAP on pedagogy and cultivating the VAP as a racial or economic justice scholar. The VAP will teach or co-teach courses in the core curriculum and teach or co-teach a seminar on a topic relevant to the CREJ mission and the VAP’s scholarly interests. Core course teaching will be connected to UC Hastings’ innovative 1L curriculum, which includes explicit skills instruction, development of active learning techniques, and 1-1 meetings with students.
The VAP position will begin July 1, 2020 and end June 30, 2022 and will receive an annual salary of $80,000, a faculty development account of $3500, benefits, and eligibility to apply for a research stipend during summer 2021. Applications are due May 1. Each applicant should submit the following materials:
- A resume or CV;
- A writing sample that may consist of a seminar paper, a published or draft law review article, pleadings or educational materials from practice;
- A 2-3 page summary stating your reasons for seeking this position, your research agenda and your teaching interests;
- Teaching reviews, if any; and
- 3 references.