The University of Kansas School of Law invites applications for two faculty positions (tenured or tenure-track) to begin in the fall of 2022. Although we will consider candidates in all subject areas, we are particularly interested in the area of property law and business, corporate finance, and transactional law. Qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our law school community, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the Law School actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.
Lawrence, KS is an excellent place to live. It is an affordable and progressive city with a lively arts and music scene, excellent schools, high quality restaurants, economical living, and a diverse cultural mix. It is also only a forty-five minute drive from downtown Kansas City.
The qualifications in this announcement pertain to tenured lateral candidates; entry level or junior lateral candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply and should review qualifications and apply online here:
40% Classroom teaching and counseling students.
40% Conducting and publishing research.
20% Providing service to the law school, university, and the legal profession.
J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school (or equivalent degree)
Demonstrate an established scholarly career and have a history of effective teaching and substantial service.
Contact Information to Applicants
Professor Uma Outka
Faculty Appointments Committee
University of Kansas School of Law
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
Additional Candidate Instruction
The Faculty Appointments Committee will begin review of applications on August 25, 2021 and continue until a qualified applicant pool is identified. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom. We will review candidate materials posted in the AALS Faculty Appointments Register (FAR), and also invite applications from candidates not participating in the FAR. Applications must be submitted online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/19913BR and should include a cover letter, a CV or resume, a detailed statement of research interests and future plans, a statement related to diversity, a writing sample, and the names of three references. Materials such as teaching evaluations or additional samples of scholarly work, may be requested of candidates at a later date. Although later applications may be considered, for the fullest consideration, applications from candidates not participating in the FAR should be submitted by August 25, 2021.
In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.