Tenure-track Professor in the Economic Justice Clinic, Assistant Professor in the Law and Indigenous Peoples Program, Assistant Professor in the Natural Resources and Environmental Law

Job Description & Qualification

Tenure-track Professor in the Economic Justice Clinic (EJC)

The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in its Economic Justice Clinic (EJC), to begin August 1, 2022. Academic rank and salary will depend on experience and qualifications. We seek candidates with scholarly distinction or promise, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching, supervising, and mentoring law students. Candidates must hold a J.D. or equivalent degree by the date of application.

Offering a J.D. degree, cross-disciplinary dual degrees, and a Masters of Legal Studies, the UNM School of law is nationally recognized for an innovative curriculum that combines law practice skills training with doctrinal instruction and a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Its clinical program at is ranked 9th in the country. An integral part of the Law School’s clinical program, EJC works to reduce structural inequality and promote equitable economic development in low-income communities through direct representation of individuals and legal support for community-based organizing efforts in the areas of workers’ rights, housing, and grassroots entrepreneurship. EJC faculty supervise students in all aspects of direct client representation and community-based projects, and teach clinical skills classes. The successful applicant’s primary appointment will be in the clinic, with opportunities to teach elsewhere in the curriculum depending on experience and qualifications.

Assistant Professor in the Law and Indigenous Peoples Program
The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in its Law and Indigenous Peoples Program (LIPP) to begin August 1, 2022. We seek candidates with scholarly distinction or promise, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates must hold a J.D. or equivalent degree by the date of their application. For budgetary reasons, we have a strong preference for someone who graduated from law school in the past three to five years.
The successful applicant will teach doctrinal courses in LIPP and supervise the Tribal Law Journal, as well as teach in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic (SILC) from time to time. The UNM School of Law has a strong and longstanding tradition of dedication and commitment to the development of the field of Indian law education—including an Indian Law Certificate program—and assisting in the legal protection and representation of Native American nations and communities. It consistently maintains one of the highest percentages of Native Americans in the student body relative to other law schools, as well as the highest percentage of Native American faculty members.

Offering a J.D. degree, cross-disciplinary dual degrees, and a Masters of Legal Studies, the UNM School of Law is nationally recognized for LIPP, SILC, and its innovative classes that combine law practice skills training with doctrinal instruction and a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Assistant Professor in Natural Resources and Environmental Law
The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in its Natural Resources and Environmental Law (NREL) Program to begin August 1, 2022. The school’s NREL Program includes a NREL Certificate, the Natural Resources Journal, and the NREL Clinic. We seek candidates with scholarly distinction or promise, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates must hold a J.D. or equivalent degree by the date of their application. For budgetary reasons, we have a strong preference for someone who graduated from law school in the past three to five years.

The School of Law offers a variety of NREL courses, emphasizing issues relevant to New Mexico and the Western United States. In addition, the School of Law explicitly acknowledges the substantial overlap between the Law and Indigenous Peoples Program and the NREL Program, and has a longstanding history of offering students courses and other resources at the intersection of these fields. The successful applicant will devote a significant portion of teaching and research at the intersection of these fields, and will also periodically rotate into the NREL Clinic.

Offering a J.D. degree, cross-disciplinary dual degrees, and a Masters of Legal Studies, the UNM School of Law is nationally recognized for NREL, including its clinic, and innovative classes that combine law practice skills training with doctrinal instruction and a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Application Procedure

Please direct questions to Laura Spitz, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee (lauraspitz@unm.edu). For full consideration, applicants should apply by September 15, although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible. To view the complete job description and apply, please visit https://unmjobs.unm.edu.

For full consideration, applicants should apply by September 15, although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible.

UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Organization

More information about the School of Law may be found here: http://lawschool.unm.edu/about/index.html.

For Additional Questions

laura.spitz@law.unm.edu

Job ID

ID: J9216