Assistant/Associate Professor





THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to commence in the 2019 Fall Semester.  Candidates should have a particular interest in teaching in our Advocacy Clinic, an in-house, direct legal services clinic. The Advocacy Clinic is taught by multiple faculty members and covers a range of civil, juvenile, and criminal practice areas.  The University of Tennessee Legal Clinic is the longest continuously operating clinic in the country with nine in-house clinics: Advocacy Clinic, Appellate Clinic, Business Clinic, Community Economic Development Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic, Expungement Clinic, Family Mediation Clinic, Mediation Clinic, and Wills Clinic.

A J.D. or equivalent law degree is required.  Successful applicants must have a strong academic background, expertise and experience relevant to the position, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

In furtherance of the University’s and the College’s fundamental commitment to diversity among our faculty, student body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to a diverse law school environment.

The Faculty Appointments Committee will interview applicants who are registered in the 2018 Faculty Appointments Register of the Association of American Law Schools at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C.  Applicants who are not registered in the AALS Faculty Appointments Register are advised to send a letter of intent, resume, and the names and contact information of three references by September 21, 2018 to:

Tammy Neff
On behalf of Michael Higdon and Michelle Kwon, Co-chairs

Faculty Appointments Committee

The University of Tennessee College of Law
1505 W. Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1810



The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.