Opportunities

Externship Teaching Positions

Georgia State University College of Law seeks applications for two part-time lecturer positions in its Externship Program. The successful candidates will work on a 12-month contract, 20 hours per week. Appointment will begin on or before Monday, June 1.

The part-time lecturers will teach a newly designed one-credit hour mandatory externship class which focuses on developing students’ professional identities. The position also entails working with externship students to ensure that they have a meaningful legal learning experience at their externships sites. In addition, the lecturers will work with the Externship Program co-directors to participate in programs to promote and explain the Externship Program and to develop new externship opportunities.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to deliver quality pedagogy and instruction in the classroom, to give quality feedback to students in written and oral assignments, and to work collaboratively and professionally with other faculty members.

Applicants must have a J.D. or equivalent degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited school, a strong academic background, excellent people skills, and significant legal practice and lawyering skills experience, preferably in the metropolitan Atlanta legal community. Previous experience supervising law students in field placements is preferred.

A résumé and cover letter should be directed to

Kendall Kerew,
Chair, Externship Program Faculty Search Committee,
Georgia State University College of Law,
P. O. Box 4037,
Atlanta,GA 30302-4037

Alternatively, applicants may submit materials electronically to coljobs@gsu.edu, using subject line “Spring 2015 Externships Search.” Application deadline is Friday, April 24. An offer of employment will be conditional on criminal and educational background verification.

Part of a comprehensive research university, Georgia State Law s a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part-time law students. We encourage applications from candidates who would diversify our faculty. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Clinical Teaching Position: Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Georgia State University’s College of Law seeks applicants for a full-time clinical professor in its Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. The clinical faculty position has faculty status, voting rights, research and service expectations, as well as a renewable contract and job security commensurate with tenured faculty, though it is a nontenure track position. Dependent upon an applicant’s qualifications and interest, the position may be filled as the clinic director and/or include doctrinal teaching.The start date is flexible, dependent upon date of hire.

The clinical professor will be responsible for clinical teaching as well as oversight of the clinic. Responsibilities will include the supervision of students in all aspects of client representation, case selection, and client communication as well as developing and teaching related course work. Applicants should have a strong background in tax as well as a record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful clinical teaching, professional engagement, and service.

Part of a comprehensive research university, Georgia State University College of Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with 650 full- and part-time law students and is about to move into a state-of-the art new facility this summer. The tax clinic provides controversy resolution services to low-income individuals who have disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. The clinic, founded 22 years ago, operates as an important component of the College of Law’s experiential learning program. Learn more about the clinic.

Applications are encouraged from candidates who would diversify the faculty. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educational institution and employer. As Georgia State University requires, an appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

This position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Direct all applications and inquiries to:
Anne Tucker
Associate Professor of Law
Georgia State University College of Law
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
404-413-9179
Email: amtucker@gsu.edu