Job opening: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LAW
Salary: $126 814 - 153 013 per year
Published at: Aug 10 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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Major Duties of the Position:
The United States Air Force Academy's Department of Law seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Law beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. The successful candidate will teach the Law Department's undergraduate Business Law course which covers, among other things, contracts, business organizations, agency, products liability, and employment and labor law, as well as our introductory undergraduate law course, Law for Air Force Officers, which is primarily a survey of American law with an emphasis on law relevant to American citizens and military officers. Additionally, the successful candidate will co-teach with a member from the Department of Economics a Law and Economics course focusing on Torts, contracts, and criminal law with a focus on how the law has been shaped by economic theory.
We are particularly interested in candidates who have a record of scholarship, or who have demonstrated scholarly potential in business law. Applicants will be assessed based on teaching credentials, professional experience, scholarship, service, and education. Preference will be given to applicants with a record of teaching business law. In their cover letter / letter of interest, applicants must include a statement of their teaching philosophy and a research agenda.
The Air Force Academy is a federal government military baccalaureate and commissioning institution. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of the Air Force Academy's mission. The Academy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the Academy's mission and values. Full-time faculty are federal government employees with related employee benefits and responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teach Business Law, Law and Economics, and Law for Air Force Officers.
- Collaborate with faculty and administration to further curriculum and institutional outcomes.
- Advise and support students through formal and informal means.
- Engage in scholarly activities including publishing in academic journals and presenting at conferences.
- Support the department and institution through service activities as appropriate.
Special Message to Applicants: Applications must include contact information for 3 references.
- Cover Letter / Letter of Interest that includes a statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy and research agenda
- Curriculum Vitae
- Names of three professional references
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.
- Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.
- Doctoral degree (see Qualifications for required academic disciplines)
- The salary shown is the minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual's qualifications and experience.
- You will be required to serve a 1-year trial period
- If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
- As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information go to: http://www.sss.gov
An earned Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
We are particularly interested in candidates who have a record of scholarship, or demonstrated scholarly potential, in business law. Applicants will be assessed based on relevant business law teaching experience, professional experience, scholarship, service, and education. In their cover letter / letter of interest, applicants must include a statement of their teaching philosophy and a research agenda.
Minimum one year teaching business law at the undergraduate or graduate level, whether as tenure-track faculty, adjunct, instructor, or lecturer. Curriculum management or course design experience. Administrative or leadership experience in academia.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Chad Austin, email: [email protected]
. Please do not email documents or completed applications to this address as they will not be considered.
If selected, you will be requested to provide original copies of ALL OFFICIAL transcripts for degrees being pursued or obtained (or letter of degree completion if an OFFICIAL transcript is not available due to recent graduation) to support your educational claims as stated in your curriculum vitae. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a transcript to be considered OFFICIAL, it should be printed on university letterhead and the registrar's official seal/signature must appear on the transcript. Your transcripts must also reflect the degree awarded/conferred date. Transcripts labeled UNOFFICIAL will not be accepted.
Upon request, ensure you include ALL transcripts to support your educational claims as stated in your curriculum vitae (resume) even if not required for this position.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the educational requirements. However, you must show proof that the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in a conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying in the form of an "official" statement of U.S. equivalency from a Department of Education approved (non-federal) agency (i.e. AICE, NACES), who will complete a U.S. Standard of Education Conversion.
- Address USAFA Faculty
5136 Eagle Drive
USAF Academy, CO 80840
- Name: USAF Academy Faculty Staffing Team
- Email: [email protected]