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Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (VAP), School of Law

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Gonzaga Law embraces its humanist mission of educating the whole person and preparing lawyers to serve marginalized populations in an increasingly international legal market. To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references. Inquiries can be directed to the Appointments Chair, Associate Professor Kim H. Pearson, School of Law, pearsonk@gonzaga.edu. Position closes on December 1, 2017, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call Human Resources at 509.313.5996.

Posting Details

Position Information

Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (VAP), School of Law
Department School of Law
Proposed Hiring Contract Type Non-Tenure Track Short-Term
Non-Tenure Track End Date May 15th, 2019
Appointment Percent 100%
Months per Year 9 months
Job Summary

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW is seeking to hire an inaugural visiting assistant professor (VAP) for its newly created Center for Civil and Human Rights, a centerpiece of Gonzaga Law School’s identity and purpose. Persons with strong academic records, a dedicated commitment to civil and human rights, and the potential for outstanding teaching and scholarship are encouraged to apply. The position is a 9-month, terminal visiting position beginning in August 2018, with the potential to renew for one additional year.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will teach one course per semester in areas related to the Center and its mission, including at least one upper level Constitutional Law elective. The candidate will also work closely with the Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights to plan and participate in activities related to the Center’s goals and mission. In addition, the VAP will be invited to participate in faculty workshops and will be offered a budget for scholarship and travel.

Minimum Qualifications

• Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school;
• Excellent academic records;
• Superior recommendations.

Desired Qualifications

• One year experience working with a nonprofit organization, government agency, or in public interest law;
• One or more law review publications or their equivalent;
• Excellence in interpersonal communication, leadership, collaboration, and innovation.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/22/2017
Close Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Review Begins on
Hiring Salary
Special Instructions to Applicants

Gonzaga Law embraces its humanist mission of educating the whole person and preparing lawyers to serve marginalized populations in an increasingly international legal market.

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references. Inquiries can be directed to the Appointments Chair, Associate Professor Kim H. Pearson, School of Law, pearsonk@gonzaga.edu. Position closes on December 1, 2017, midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call Human Resources at 509.313.5996.

EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Clery Statement

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Professional References/Phone References
Optional Documents