Hiring Announcement: Florida A&M University College of Law Seeking Director of Legal Clinics and Field Placement Program

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Florida A&M University College of Law welcomes applications for appointment to the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor of Law and Director of Legal Clinics and Field Placement Program to administer and direct the College of Law’s clinic and field placement program and to teach clinic and field placement courses on a full-time basis at its Orlando, Florida, location starting in the 2021-2022 academic year. Responsibilities of the Director include administering and overseeing the program, and developing systems, procedures, policies and programs to ensure the maintenance and growth of a viable, visible, dynamic and nationally recognized law school clinical and field placement program that supports the mission of the College of Law. The Director of the program manages the day-to-day administration of operational details of the clinics and the field placements in a manner that supports and enhances the overall functioning of the program, and ensures that goals and objectives specified for the program are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time and funding limitations, University policies or other specifications. This position is a twelve (12) month contractual full-time tenure track or tenured faculty position. Ideally, applicants should have five (5) or more years of teaching experience at the law school level, academic records denoting excellence, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and research, and service. Clinical faculty teach in both the day and evening programs, depending on curricular need.

Located in beautiful and sunny downtown Orlando – one of the most highly sought venues in the southeastern United States – the College is housed in a 160,000 square foot, state of the art facility. Strategically situated in the heart of Orlando’s thriving downtown business community, the College of Law lies within walking distance of federal and state courts, major law firms, art galleries and important civic arenas.  The College of Law has a current enrollment of approximately 500 full and part-time students. The student body ranks as one of the most diverse in the nation.  

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants for this position must possess a JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school, have a strong academic record, and excellent writing and communication skills. The successful candidate must have been admitted to a state bar and, if not already a member of the Florida bar, become so within 18 months of accepting the appointment. Applicants should have at least five (5) years of legal work experience beyond graduation from their JD degree. Preference will be given to candidates with strong post-law school experience as instructors or professors at the college, university, and law school levels; in the practice of law; and as judicial law clerks at the federal and state levels. 

Additional Details:  Florida A&M University College of Law is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.  

For a full description of the position, and to apply electronically, please visit: http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?hr&Careers@FAMU.  

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