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Assistant, Associate or Professor of Law

Position Description

Seattle University School of Law seeks applications for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, tenure-track or tenured, beginning July 1, 2024.  Entry-level and established candidates with expertise in Constitutional Law; Civil Rights; Environmental Law; Health Law; Intellectual Property Law, including Technology Law and/or Artificial Intelligence; Race and Law; and Racial and Social Justice are encouraged to apply.  Preferred candidates will also teach a first-year course in Civil Procedure, Torts, Contracts, or Property. Seattle University prioritizes excellent and inclusive teaching and maintains a flourishing and supportive scholarly culture that encourages faculty members across the curriculum to pursue their individual research interests.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, maintaining an active program of scholarship, and performing university and school service.

Our faculty, students, and staff at Seattle University School of Law form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world. The law school’s commitment to academic distinction is grounded in our Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection, and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity, and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide variety of successful careers in law, business, and public service.


Qualifications

Juris Doctorate from an accredited ABA Institution (or the equivalent from a foreign law school plus an LLM or SJD from an ABA-accredited law school) and expertise/teaching interests in one or more areas identified above.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit materials online at https://www.seattleu.edu/careers. Please include a cover letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Application review will begin August 15, for best consideration applicants should apply by September 18, 2023. Open until filled. Inquiries about these positions can be directed to the co-chair of the hiring committee, Professor John Eason (easonj@seattleu.edu).

 

Compensation at a Glance:

Salary Range: $115,000 - $190,000 

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.
Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/

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Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
206-296-6000