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Visiting Legal Writing Professor

Cleveland State University   Cleveland, OH   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 22, 2024
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Cleveland State University
Visiting Legal Writing Professor

College of Law

Job Summary

The College of Law is seeking to fill a one-year Visiting Legal Writing position for the 2024-2025 academic year. The position will begin August 1, 2024 and continue through May 31, 2025. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all.

The Visiting Legal Writing Professor will teach 2 legal writing courses in fall and 2 legal writing courses in spring.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a J.D. or equivalent degree from an ABA accredited law school; and
  • At least two years of practical experience. The practical experience may include work in a law office, courthouse, or other experience of comparable nature demonstrating acumen regarding the law and effective legal communication.

Preferred qualifications

  • Practice and experience demonstrating legal writing and research expertise;
  • A strong academic record;
  • Teaching experience;
  • Skill in using online teaching and learning platforms including for remote instruction;
  • Potential for excellence in teaching legal writing;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • A long-term commitment to teaching legal writing; and
  • Ability to contribute through teaching and service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Applicant Instructions
Applications will only be accepted online at https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/22058. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Preference will be given to applications received by May 17, 2024. All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, (Carolyn Broering-Jacobs at c.broeringjacobs@csuohio.edu).

List of documents applicant is required to submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for 3 references – references will be contacted via autogenerated email to provide a letter of support
  • Diversity Statement*

*Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

CSU is an urban university with more than 15,000 students located in the heart of Cleveland, OH. According to the Brookings Institution, CSU is No. 18 in the U.S. among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission: providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research. CSU is the only Ohio university in the top tier of the Brookings list. For additional information about the city of Cleveland, see https://www.thisiscleveland.com/

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran, or genetic information.