The Visiting Assistant Professor Program at Duke Law School supports aspiring law faculty. Visiting assistant professors are in residence at the Law School for two academic years, with the expectation that they will enter the law school teaching market in the fall of their second year. A visiting assistant professor is provided with a regular faculty office and receives administrative and secretarial support. He or she teaches one course per academic year (or two courses if he or she prefers two) and has no administrative responsibilities. Each visiting assistant professor is invited to participate in all faculty activities open to visiting professors, including faculty workshops and conferences. In addition, each visiting assistant professor will have at least one opportunity to present a paper in the faculty workshop series.
The salary for each visiting assistant professor is $50,000 in the first year and $55,000 in the second year plus benefits (including health insurance).
The Application Process
We invite applications from graduates of any law school and any year of graduation. We encourage applications from those with experience in law practice. Candidates will be selected based on their potential to obtain a tenure-track position at a leading law school.
Applications should include:
- a curriculum vita
- a law school transcript
- written academic references emailed from each reference directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- copies of any scholarly legal articles that the candidate has written and would like to have considered, whether published, unpublished, or in draft form
- a list of law school courses the candidate would be willing to teach (listed in order of preference)
- a scholarly agenda outline, with particular emphasis on the scholarship contemplated during the professorship period.
If you would like to be considered for a visiting assistant professor position beginning in the fall of 2017, please send your complete application materials via email to email@example.com by November 15, 2016. We will begin reviewing the applications shortly thereafter.