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Assistant, Associate or Teaching Professor - Legal Skills

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Northeastern University Employee Benefits

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Applicants should submit a formal letter of interest, along with curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the search will continue until the position is filled. More information regarding this position can be obtained by contacting Professor Dan Danielsen,416 Huntington Avenue, 78 Cargill Hall, Boston, MA 02115, or via email at

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Assistant, Associate or Teaching Professor - Legal Skills
Requisition Number FTFR000881
Division/College School of Law
Interdisciplinary Division/College School of Law
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 11/08/2016

This is a one to three-year, benefits-eligible position to teach legal research, writing and professional skills in the first year Legal Skills in Social Context Program. The primary responsibilities for this position will include teaching legal research, writing and lawyering skills to first year students and overseeing student projects in the Social Justice component of the Legal Skills in Social Context program. The person holding this position may also teach one or more sections of an upper level legal writing course and may work collaboratively with other first year faculty to develop simulations and assignments.


Applicants must hold a JD from an accredited institution. Candidates must have substantial experience teaching legal research, writing and lawyering skills and a demonstrated commitment to using law as a means for advancing social justice. Demonstrated success in a legal practice setting preferred. Experience using experiential teaching techniques is also preferred. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective research university located on an attractive campus in the heart of Boston’s cultural district, whose standing among peer universities has increased rapidly in recent years. A distinguishing feature of the School of Law’s academic mission is its emphasis on practice in both education and research, and the University has been widely recognized as a world leader in the integration of work and learning through its co-operative educational program and other practical learning opportunities for students. The School of Law, in particular, has long been a national leader in experiential legal education, with a deep commitment to law in service of the public interest and to engaged scholarship and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Northeastern University has a strong tradition of diversity and accessibility. The search committee is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We also encourage applications from persons whose characteristics will further our commitment to diversity, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, persons with disabilities, gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered persons. We encourage candidates to self-identify in their initial application. However, all candidates are encouraged to apply.
Compensation will be commensurate with education, training, and experience and includes an outstanding benefits package.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
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