Professor of Practice

Syracuse University College of Law
July 13, 2022
Syracuse, NY
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Syracuse University College of Law invites applications for a position as Professor of Practice, beginning in the Fall Term of 2023, with the option to begin in Spring Term of 2023. This is a contract, non-tenure-eligible faculty position. Candidates will be expected to teach in the residential law program and in our online JD Interactive program. Candidate’s duties include academic instruction of experiential courses, including legal writing; directing externship programs within Central New York and other geographic areas, as well as teaching seminars within these programs; overseeing the College of Law Pro Bono Program and Pro Bono Scholars Program; and performing administrative functions related to program coordination and oversight. Teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to excellent classroom teaching are required. Prior law school teaching is a significant plus. Experience directing legal externships and pro bono placements is strongly preferred. Duties may be adjusted over time by the College of Law as needs evolve.

Candidates should have an excellent academic record and should hold a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Preferred post JD experience includes significant legal practice in diverse areas of law. A candidate’s ability to contribute to the diversity of the College of Law community is a preferred qualification for this position.

To apply for the position, candidates must complete an online faculty application (available at and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and names of three references, including academic/teaching references capable of assessing the candidate’s potential as a legal academic. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 15, 2022.

Syracuse University is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.