Prospective Applicants: We are not seeking Faculty Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year. We will determine our faculty needs for the 2014-15 academic year in spring 2014. If you are considering applying for a Fellow position for the 2014-15 academic year, please check here for updated contact and application material in February 2014.
THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the TJSL Faculty Fellowship. Entry level and experienced applicants from all areas are welcome. Members of minority groups and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
The purpose of the fellowship is to supplement the tenured / tenure-track faculty who teach Legal Writing (LW) with Fellows from diverse backgrounds, legal practice experience, and academic interests, and to provide promising scholars and teachers an opportunity to move from practice to law teaching. The fellowship is designed to be a two-year program based on one-year renewable appointments. There are typically three positions in the program. In most years, we seek to fill either one or two positions.
Each Fellow will teach two sections of LWI in the fall. In the spring, Fellows normally teach one section of a course such as LWI, LWII or a seminar, elective, or core doctrinal course depending upon the Fellow’s interest and institutional needs. Fellowship terms begin in July so that the Fellows have sufficient time to prepare course materials prior to the start of classes in the fall. Faculty provide mentoring regarding development of these materials. TJSL also normally supports Fellow attendance at the June AALS Workshop for New Law School Teachers and for Beginning Legal Writing Teachers prior to the start of the first year or after the first year.
Fellows are expected to produce one or more publishable law review articles by the conclusion of the Fellow’s anticipated two-year term. TJSL typically provides scholarship support through faculty mentoring, participation in a junior faculty writing group, research assistant funds, and funds to attend conferences related to research interests. A returning Fellow will be eligible to apply for a summer research grant after the first year.
TJSL will also support Fellows who seek tenure-track appointments at other institutions at the end of their fellowships. Such support will include faculty mentoring, feedback on Fellow scholarship and works-in-progress, mock job talks and interviews, and outreach to faculty at other schools.
Each Fellow will be expected to become an integral part of the law school community by participation in TJSL events, including most faculty meetings. After the first year, each Fellow will serve on one committee with full voting rights.
Thomas Jefferson School of Law is an independent, fully ABA-approved, AALS member law school located in San Diego, California. Our dynamic, collegial, and diverse faculty is highly prolific, having authored more than fifty books and 550 law review articles. More than half of our 42 full-time faculty members have joined the school since 2000. In 2011, we moved to our new, eight story, 177,000 square foot, state-of-the-art LEED gold facility, in the East Village section of downtown San Diego.
Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and other application materials to Anders Kaye, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at email@example.com. Please put “Fellowship,” followed by your name, in the e-mail subject line.