Clinical Professor, Community Enterprise Clinic- Law School
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Internal Number: 238051
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical professor in the Community Enterprise Clinic. Depending on experience, the applicant may start as a clinical assistant professor or a clinical professor.
The Community Enterprise Clinic (CEC) is dedicated to promoting vibrant, diverse, and sustainable communities by providing transactional legal services to nonprofit and community-based organizations, social enterprises, and neighborhood-based small businesses. The clinic provides creative solutions to the transactional needs of clients in its mission to promote economic, racial, and social justice and community and economic development in Detroit and other disinvested urban areas of the region. The CEC works with startup and established clients to provide legal assistance in a number of areas including entity formation, governance, tax and regulatory compliance, drafting and negotiating contracts and leases, creating worker cooperatives and social enterprises, counseling regarding real estate and land use matters, permits and other regulations, advising on employment issues, counseling on risk management, and advising on intellectual property issues.
CEC candidates must have a minimum of five years of experience in at least one of CEC's core areas of practice, a strong interest in clinical teaching, a demonstrated commitment to engage in public interest lawyering through transactional work, and potential for excellence as a clinical teacher, which includes making a substantial contribution to the academic or professional legal community. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.
This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor /Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.
This is a full-time contractual appointment that can lead to a long-term clinical contract. Clinical faculty have 9-month academic year appointments and are eligible for summer financial support for case coverage, special projects, and writing. They have governance rights that closely parallel tenure and tenure-track faculty. Michigan's faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive.
Please direct questions to Associate Dean for Experiential Education Debra Chopp at email@example.com or 734-763-1948. The position is open until filled but it is advisable to apply by September 22, 2023.
Applicants may apply online to the University of Michigan Careers website or send a letter of interest and resume to Assistant to the Dean Robyn Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.