Northeastern University School of Law invites applications for an appointment as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor, depending on experience. The position is available starting in August 2019.
The primary responsibility of the individual holding this appointment will be to teach and supervise a well-established Community Business Clinic. The clinic provides services to low-income and other underserved entrepreneurs in the Boston metropolitan area who need assistance with legal issues commonly encountered by start-up businesses, including choice of entity, employee status, supplier contracts, and regulatory hurdles. The clinic also serves as a source of advice for undergraduate entrepreneurs. The pedagogical goals of the clinic involve teaching transactional law practice as well as providing students with a rich experience in representing marginalized clients. The clinician's primary role is to teach transactional skills to upper level law students in the clinic and to supervise them in the provision of legal services to clinic clients.
The Law School draws clients from a range of organizations in the community, including the university, community development corporations, and non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide funding and support to start-up businesses. The clinician works with these organizations to promote the work of the clinic in the community, to recruit appropriate clients, and to provide excellent service to those clients.
The candidate must hold a J.D. or LL.B degree and be a member in good standing of the Massachusetts bar or become one within a year of beginning the position. The candidate must also have at least three years of transactional law practice experience and proven ability in teaching/training and career mentoring. A passion for social justice is expected and experience in community organizing and grant writing is a plus. Diverse candidates are specifically encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective research university whose standing among peer universities has increased rapidly in recent years. A distinguishing feature of Northeastern's academic mission is its emphasis on practice in both education and research. The University has been widely recognized as a world leader in the integration of work and learning through its cooperative educational program and other practical learning opportunities for students. Northeastern University is located near Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center. The School of Law has long been a national leader in experiential legal education, with a deep commitment to law in service of the public interest and to engaged scholarship and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Northeastern University has a strong tradition of diversity and accessibility. The search committee is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. We encourage applications from racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community. We also encourage applicants to share how their background and experience will contribute to the Northeastern community and how they have handled working and succeeding in diverse environments. Compensation will be commensurate with education, training, and expertise and includes an outstanding benefits package. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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About Northeastern University
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs, our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.