R0002508 – Visiting Assistant Professor – RWA

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law (“Bowen”) seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor – RWA (R0002508) (VAP).  The purpose of the position is to recruit and mentor emerging law professors interested in racial justice scholarship.  We are particularly focused on future scholars interested in exploring the intersection of race and access to justice, economics, education, environmental law, health, housing, sexuality, voting rights, or other drivers of racial disparities.  Bowen is in the process of developing a center focused on criminal justice reform and racial justice.  The VAP will be affiliated with the new center but will not have administrative duties.  Bowen faculty will be active in mentoring the VAP in the areas of teaching and scholarship.   This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

We encourage applications from entry-level candidates planning to enter the legal education market, practitioners interested in transitioning to the legal academy, and recent law graduates.  The VAP is a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position.  The VAP will teach two sections of first-year Research, Writing & Analysis, which is a six-credit, two-semester course sequence. The position is available beginning in August 2021.  The VAP will be offered a one-year contract, with the expectation of renewal for a second year based on performance.

Little Rock is the capital city and largest metropolitan area in Arkansas, boasting extremely affordable housing, cultural attractions, and close proximity to extensive recreational areas. The Bowen School of Law is located in revitalized downtown Little Rock, less than two miles from the state capitol, federal, state, and county courthouses, the largest law firms in the state, and the Clinton Presidential Library. Housed in a spacious 150,000 square foot, renovated building, the law school is situated within the historic Quapaw Quarter, next to MacArthur Park, the MacArthur Museum of Military History, and the newly-remodeled Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts.  For more information about Bowen, visit https://ualr.edu/law/.

Minimum qualifications: A Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and strong writing and interpersonal skills.

Preferred qualifications: Outstanding academic credentials, law review experience, judicial clerkship experience, and moot court service.

Additional information about this position and application requirements are available at the Jobs link on the UA Little Rock Human Resources website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/.  The Law School cannot consider incomplete applications.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.  Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.  

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure.  Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.