Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Job Opening: Duke University School of Law

Duke University’s School of Law has initiated a search for a clinical professor of law (open with regard to rank) in the field of international human rights law. Here's the announcement:

Announcing a search for clinical faculty hire in international human rights law

Duke University’s Law School seeks to appoint a clinical professor of law (open with regard to rank) in the field of international human rights law beginning in the Fall 2013.

The appointment offers a unique opportunity to join a law school that has deep faculty, student and institutional engagement in human rights and international law. Duke Law is home to both a Center for International and Comparative Law, as well as a Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security. It offers a joint JD-LLM in international and comparative law, has a variety of student organizations relating to international law, and publishes the student-edited Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law.

The precise contours of the position, including resources and institutional support, will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant. In addition to a strong record of, or demonstrated potential for, clinical teaching, intellectual engagement, and leadership in the field, the ideal candidate will have experience in developing effective clinical programs or practice-oriented courses, working collaboratively with faculty members in law and related fields, and a record of practical engagement in international human rights law.

Teaching obligations will focus on developing and supervising experiential education opportunities for Duke Law students. Courses offered may include some combination of the following—an international human rights law clinic, broadly defined; carefully structured externship courses; and a doctrinal course that could be integrated with the clinic or externship courses.

This is an exciting time for clinical and experiential education at Duke Law School. The Clinical Program, which currently consists of nine clinical courses, is an integral component of the Law School’s curricular focus on professional development and problem solving. The candidate would be encouraged to engage actively with faculty from across the Law School and University to continue to grow and strengthen this key component of the curriculum.

Duke University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color and women are encouraged to apply.

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Send a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as a current curriculum vitae to:

Professor Laurence R. Helfer

Co-Director, Center for International and Comparative Law

Duke University School of Law

Box 90360

Science Drive & Towerview Rd.

Durham, NC 27707


Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials via email to Alison Prince at ali.prince@law.duke.edu.

Priority will be given to applications received by Monday October 29, 2012.