College of Law Faculty

Summary

Position Title

College of Law-Faculty

Department

College of Law

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

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. 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.

Jacksonville University College of Law invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for two or three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to begin at the start of the 2023-24 academic year. As a new law school looking to substantially grow our faculty over the next few years, we are hiring in all areas of expertise, with a particular need at this point for criminal law/criminal procedure and legal writing. Flexibility in teaching across the curriculum and experience with the ABA accreditation process will be highly valued, as will appreciation and enthusiasm for the unique challenges and opportunities of building a new law school. All positions require a JD or equivalent degree. The College of Law is a unitary track faculty, and all candidates must show a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. 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.

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • A J.D. degree or equivalent terminal degree in a related field

Minimum Work Experience

  • 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 and any questions should be submitted directly to lawhiring@ju.edu as soon as
possible. Review of submissions will begin September 15, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.
Applications must include a cover letter, CV, and list of three (3) references include.