Adjunct: College of Law


Position Title

Adjunct: College of Law


College of Law

Position Reports to (Position Title)

Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs, College of Law

Effective Date




Job Summary

The Jacksonville University College of Law, an ABA – provisionally accredited law school, seeks practitioners and judges for part-time adjunct faculty positions with possible start dates as early as the 2024-2025 academic year. Adjunct faculty are part-time, non-tenure/tenure track employees who teach specific courses during specific semesters as agreed upon by the College of Law. Candidates’ applications will be included in a general pool of candidates from which qualified adjunct faculty roles will be filled. This posting is not a guarantee of an open position. 

The College of Law will accept applications from candidates to teach courses across the curriculum to be included in a general pool of candidates. All positions require a J.D. or equivalent degree. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and others whose background and life experiences contribute to the diversity of our faculty and the law school.

All applicants must submit a JU Application and any questions should be emailed directly to Applications must include a cover letter, CV with teaching area of interest, and list of three references, should be submitted as soon as possible, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida. Founded in 1934, JU offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs with over 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.The Jacksonville University College of Law is located in downtown Jacksonville, in a riverfront setting within easy reach of the Atlantic Ocean. Jacksonville is a vibrant, growing, and beautiful city with excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation.


  • Prepare for your course, which includes preparing the syllabus to be approved by the Associate Dean of Academic & Faculty Affairs, selecting teaching materials, selecting textbooks, preparing course materials and assessments/exams, and developing lesson plans.
  • Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning.
  • Teach the assigned course(s) using pedagogical and other teaching methods fairly and effectively
  • Track student attendance and refer students to the Associate Dean of Academic & Faculty Affairs if required for attendance and/or performance issues.
  • When appropriate, use the institution’s learning management platform (Blackboard) to post assignments, syllabi and other reference materials, and to communicate with students.
  • Read submitted student work and assessments/exams and provide written comments to students in a timely manner to provide feedback on performance.
  • Establish and meet with students during “office hours” to provide individualized direction and assessment of progress.
  • In order to ensure the proper number of teaching hours is completed, work with Associate Dean
  • Academic & Faculty Affairs to schedule make-up classes for any cancelled classes.
  • Grade all mid-term and final exam papers/exams, and other assessments as appropriate and in accordance with the College of Law’s rules and submit those grades per timelines established by the Associate Dean of Academic & Faculty Affairs.
  • Review student-completed course evaluations to analyze student perceptions of your teaching and to provide insight into possible teaching improvements.
  • Adhere to all Jacksonville University and College of Law policies.
  • Complete all employment documentation and any required trainings.
  • Required Skills/Abilities

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

  • Hold a J.D. from an ABA accredited institution.
  • Five years post-J.D. work experience in legal practice or related field.
  • Prior teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Candidates must, however, demonstrate evidence of teaching potential.
  • In-person teaching is the default form of instruction.

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines.
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

To apply please submit a resume, cover letter including description of relevant teaching/practice experience and subject matter interest, completed JU application, and list of references to Courtney Barclay at