I am happy to pass along this hiring notice from the University of Texas at Austin’s Law & Religion Clinic:
The UT School of Law wants to hire a full time clinical professor in order to instruct at the Law and Religion Clinic. This Clinic concentrates on various pro bono matters and religion under the state and federal constitutions. It also handles claims under federal and state religious liberty legislations. In the United States, the Clinic is engaged in innovative and cutting-edge work. This includes at the United States Supreme Court. Students are educated by the Clinic through direct representation of clients or mediation in disputes and projects related to law. Clinic at the Law School is part of the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center.
In the summer 2022, the ideal candidate can start. It is a full-time nine-month position as a clinical faculty member. There are three more months of unpaid part-time or full time work available during summers to meet the Clinic’s needs. This position is not tenure-track. The initial appointment will be followed by three-year-long rolling appointments that are presumptively renewable. As a new professor, you will become part of a group of more than 25 colleagues who will teach our clinical program. You will have the opportunity, if desired, to attend scholarly workshops or the Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center’s work. As with all our clinics, the Clinic can be offered during the spring and fall semesters.
While the Professor will be mostly independent, the Clinic Director (Professor Steven Collis), will collaborate with him in all areas of Clinic work.
- Assist in the teaching of a classroom portion for the Clinic.
- Assist students in their daily work and meet regularly.
- Take part in the selection and conduct of litigation, and other advocacy activities.
- As required by Clinic cases, meet with opposing counsel and clients.
- It is necessary to travel for certain cases or project requirements.
- You can mentor and guide students.
- Participate in clinical activities
- Texas Bar Member or ability to obtain a license in Texas fast
- Experience in legal work relevant to your case, with at least 5 years, which includes the first chairing of various aspects of pretrial litigation as well as advising clients.
- Experience with cases involving religious or other religious institutions preferred
- Experience supervising students or junior attorneys.