Faculty- College of Law

Summary

Position Title

Faculty

Department

College of Law

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Jacksonville University (JU) College of Law

The JU College of Law is a newly founded juris doctor program in the thriving legal community of Jacksonville, Florida. As the University’s fifth college, the College of Law is committed to building a stronger, more educated legal workforce to help shape a bolder future for the Jacksonville community, and beyond. The curriculum will provide a comprehensive legal education centered on experiential learning. A valuable feature of the College is its downtown location, just minutes from the Duval County Courthouse, legal firms and services, and government offices. With access to the courthouse library, law students are expected to attend legal proceedings as part of the curriculum. The College of Law is scheduled to open Fall 2022. 

Position Summary

Jacksonville University’s newly founded College of Law seeks to hire its first cluster of four faculty members (open rank) to instruct its inaugural class of law students. Candidates of diverse ranks, backgrounds, and specializations who are qualified to teach in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: Contracts, Property, Torts, Evidence, Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law. Annual teaching load will include first-year courses along with one or more legal research and writing courses. Additional responsibilities will include producing original scholarship and actively participating in college and university service.  

This first cohort of faculty will play a significant role in the strategic planning for the College, including the hiring of faculty. Minimum qualifications include a J.D. degree, an established record of teaching excellence, a record or promise of distinguished scholarship, and outstanding professional accomplishments. 

Applicants who have experience fostering an engaged and inclusive learning environment and working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. We welcome applications from all genders, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other individuals underrepresented in the legal academy, as well as candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of the law school community.

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • A J.D. degree or equivalent terminal degree in a related field
  • A record of outstanding achievement in scholarship, teaching, and service
  • A demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the legal academy and/or profession
  • Demonstrated expertise and ability to teach effectively in one or more of the following areas:  Contracts, Property, Torts, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active participation in relevant scholarly and/or professional communities
  • Active law license in good standing
  • Experience with program accreditation
  • Five or more years practical experience in the area you expect to teach

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.

Covid Vaccination Information: Faculty and Staff

All Jacksonville University employees who work at any JU facility must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more information regarding the JU vaccination policy, please click the link below.

JU Vaccination Policy

To Apply

All application materials should be submitted to Dr. Courtney Barclay, Chair, Faculty Search, College of Law at cbarcla1@ju.edu no later than April 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin March 18, 2022, and continue until the positions are filled. Application materials include: JU Application Form, Cover Letter, CV, and three (3) reference letters.