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Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law

Wake Forest University
United States, North Carolina, Winston Salem
January 28, 2024

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Job Description Summary

Wake Forest University School of Law invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to teach constitutional law.

Job Description:

Wake Forest University School of Law - Constitutional Law Professor

Job Qualifications

Applicants should possess a J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school. The potential to engage in high quality research and teaching is required. Experience as a lawyer in areas of practice involving constitutional law is preferred.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted in a single document including: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of three references. All applications should be submitted here.

Technical questions regarding the application process should be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu or by calling 336-758-4700 and asking for a member of the university's recruitment team. Questions regarding the positions should be addressed to the co-chairs of the appointments committee, Meghan Boone and Sid Shapiro at lawfacultyhiring@wfu.edu.

Wake Forest University

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. With over 5,400 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since its founding, the University has adopted the motto Pro Humanitate, which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. For more information, visit: https://about.wfu.edu/.

Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina. A family-friendly city with high quality schools, a wide selection of restaurants and shops, outdoor recreational activities, and numerous special events, it is known for its vibrant and thriving arts and innovation scenes. Residents enjoy proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, and a very reasonable cost of living. Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a small town. For more information, visit: www.visitwinstonsalem.com.

The School of Law

The School of Law at Wake Forest University, which was established in 1894, has grown in prominence and is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, currently ranked #22 in the overall U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings and #5 in Legal Writing.

The mission of Wake Forest Law is to advance the cause of justice by creating knowledge and educating students to meet the legal needs of the world with confidence, character, and creativity. We instill in students a respect for the law, a devotion to the ideal of service, and a commitment to professional values. We educate students from around the world in a richly diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

The school offers seven clinics including clinics focused on appellate advocacy, environmental law, criminal law, intellectual property, and veteran's issues. Students can also get involved in more than 30 student organizations, and three legal journals: the Wake Forest Law Review, the Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law, and the Journal of Law and Policy. The law school also offers a semester in Washington, D.C., as well as a summer study abroad program in Venice.

Since 2017, Wake Forest Law has housed the North Carolina Business Court, joining only a select number of law schools in the nation that contain a working court. The court provides an excellent forum for students to see an actual working court in action as the majority of the hearings are open to the public.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence to applicable laws and as provided by Wake Forest University policies, Wake Forest University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability, and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all demographic groups to apply.

Additional Job Description

Time Type Requirement

Full time

Inorder to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

WakeForestseeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate.In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on thebasis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran statusandencourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

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