Summary of Job Duties:
The University of Arkansas School of Law seeks to fill a tenure-track legal research and writing position starting in the 2023-2024 academic year. This posting is open rank- will be either Assistant or Associate Professor, based on qualifications. Lateral applicants are encouraged to apply. Each legal writing professor works with two sections of 15-18 students during the fall and spring semesters.

A candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and a commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students. We look for innovative faculty with a preference for both practice and teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the University. The University of Arkansas School of Law is dedicated to the aims of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, located in the northwest corner of the state, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked the city of Fayetteville as one of the “top five” places to live in America. The region is welcoming, forward-thinking, and full of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or an international law degree from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the start of employment
  • Have a distinguished academic record

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Hold a law license and two years of practical legal experience
  • Tenure-track teaching experience or experience as a visiting law professor or fellow