Tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Professor of Law

Job Description & Qualification

DRAKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL invites applications from entry level and lateral candidates for tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Professor of Law positions beginning in the 2022-23 academic year. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated interest or experience in Civil Procedure, Tax/Commercial Law/Bankruptcy, Professional Responsibility, Intellectual Property, and Family Law. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have a record of academic excellence, substantial academic or practice experience, a passion for teaching, and a record of, or potential for, accomplishment in scholarship. Appointment rank will be determined commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Drake University Law School sustains a vibrant intellectual culture, and Des Moines has been recognized as one of the top ten Best Places to Live (US News) and Best Places for Business and Careers (Forbes), with a robust and growing economy (Wall Street Journal). The Law School features innovative and nationally recognized programs in agricultural law, constitutional law, legal writing, and practical training.

Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the nation’s diversity. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. Diversity is one of Drake’s core values and applicants need to demonstrate an ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and/or ethnic backgrounds.

Application Procedure

Applications (including a letter of interest, a complete CV, teaching evaluations (if available), a diversity statement, and the names and addresses of at least three references) should be completed via HireTouch https://drake.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=70378&job=assistant-associate-professor-of-law-997993

About the Organization

More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Drake University community, a close-knit group enthusiastic about fulfilling our mission to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. Drake Law School prepares outstanding graduates who will promote justice, serve their communities and the legal profession, and uphold the ideals of ethics and professionalism. We cultivate critical thinking and professional skills, produce meaningful scholarship, and engage in public service. Drake University is not only an exceptional institution of higher learning, but also an exceptional place to work, and we are committed to attracting, retaining, and rewarding outstanding people. Several strengths set Drake apart: •Strong support for professional growth and development, including life long learning opportunities; internal funding for research, scholarship, and service activities; and extensive support in securing external funding •Belief in a healthy work/life balance, as evidenced in competitive offerings of vacation, holiday, and personal time •Dedication to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment •Exceptional benefits package including health, dental, tuition, and retirement planning •Substantive involvement of faculty and staff in University governance and strategic planning through Faculty Senate and All Staff Council. •Located in Des Moines, Iowa, a diverse and vibrant capital city that's attracted national attention.

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Job ID

ID: J9168