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Summary of Position


The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Law), a national leader in legal education with a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and quality engagement for all, seeks to hire a tenure-track, entry-level Assistant Professor of Law to begin August 2021.


Successful candidates must have a background that demonstrates outstanding scholarly and teaching promise. They must also have significant interest in designing and teaching online courses. Further, successful candidates must have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities.


Essential Job Functions:

  • •Instructing law students on legal education.
  • •Designing and teaching both in-person and online courses, consistent with the law school’s Hybrid JD program.
  • •Mentoring students on experiential and career opportunities in legal practice.
  • •Engaging in scholarly writing, including placements in distinguished law reviews and law journals, as consistent with a tenure-track appointment.
  • •Gaining recognition in the academy of legal education for being a leading commentator in subject areas.
  • •Serving on law school committees.
  • •Assisting in law school objectives, such as through recruitment of students and engagement with alumni.
  • •Contributing to the larger legal community through service.
  • •Working well with faculty, staff and students as well as community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, sexual identity, , disability, and ethnic backgrounds.


Additional Job Information

In your cover letter, please describe why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate in light of the required and preferred qualifications described above. This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.


Acceptable Minimum Qualifications 

  • J.D, LL.M., J.S.D. or S.J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • Demonstrated skill in scholarly writing, with a record of publishing in law reviews and law journals and an evident capacity for growth
  • Demonstrated skill at working collaboratively.
  • Strong interest in all aspects of legal practice and the profession, and in mentoring students.
  • Strong interest in designing and teaching online courses.
  • A commitment to promoting inclusive excellence and diversity.


Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to use D2L, CANVAS or other technology for delivery of online education.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Admission to a bar and legal practice.
  • Demonstrated professionalism in the bar, including state and national involvement.


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This position is responsible for the supervision of

Operating Staff, Students


Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.


Departmental Information

UNH Law is situated in Concord, the capital of New Hampshire. Concord is approximately an hour’s drive from Boston, the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, and the White Mountains. It is part of the University of New Hampshire, a major research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH’s main campus is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast. UNH has a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with more than 600 full-time faculty, and offers 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.


The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.