Professor, Open Rank - Sturm College of Law
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Founded in 1897, the Sturm College of Law is a Top 75 law school and a national leader in experiential learning and interdisciplinary legal study. Located in one of the nation's most dynamic and beautiful cities, the Sturm College of Law features a faculty of outstanding and nationally visible scholar-teachers, an accomplished and diverse student body, a highly talented and dedicated staff, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains. A private university dedicated to the public good, the University of Denver offers more than 300 academic programs and serves roughly 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University of Denver and the Sturm College of Law are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and seek candidates whose research, teaching, service, and life experiences can contribute to advancing those important institutional commitments.

Position Summary

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law seeks applications from candidates for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Law. Although we welcome candidates across all subject areas and methodological perspectives, we are particularly interested in candidates capable of teaching: (1) required courses in the first-year curriculum, particularly civil procedure, contracts, criminal law, or torts; (2) elective upper-division courses in various subject matter areas, including commercial law, immigration law, law and technology, or workplace law; and (3) subjects of priority in our nationally recognized Clinical Program, including civil rights, criminal law, or immigration law and policy.

Required Qualifications

  • J.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees (or their equivalents).
  • Outstanding academic record.
  • Relevant professional experience.
  • A commitment to inclusive pedagogy.
  • The capacity to make future outstanding contributions in the realms of scholarship, teaching, and public engagement.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A track record of professional contributions in the realms of scholarship, teaching, and public engagement.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by October 1, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Questions can be directed to the Committee Chair, Professor Nancy Leong

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $120,000 - $250,000.

The University of Denver 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 University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. 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, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Agenda
  5. Statement demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion within legal education
  6. Names and contact information for three references

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: August 12, 2021
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