Vermont Law School invites applications for four faculty positions noted below. Vermont Law School’s mission is to educate lawyers for the community and the world. The faculty believes that its scholarship, teaching and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities. The law school is dedicated to building a diverse faculty, and it strongly encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. Vermont Law School is dedicated to building a diverse faculty and encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply.
Earthjustice Clinical Professor. This professor will work the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic to work in partnership with Earthjustice, the original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization in the nation. The Earthjustice Clinical Professor will be a full-time attorney housed within the Clinic and will work with Earthjustice's Healthy Communities program to expand environmental justice capacity. Applicants should have a minimum of three years of significant legal experience, including environmental law and litigation, be licensed in Vermont or able to become immediately licensed in Vermont, and have a passion for environmental justice. Experience with environmental justice communities, in community organizing, in supervising, and in project management is preferred. Applicants should have an understanding of health disparities, public health issues, vulnerable communities, communities of color, and environmental justice issues.
This position is currently open. Please submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and references at vermontlaw.interviewexchange.com no later than October 15, 2017.
Environmental Law Professor. This is a tenured or tenure-track faculty position to begin July 1, 2018, and teach environmental law courses and potentially a first-year course. Hiring rank will be dependent on the background and experience of the applicant. The successful candidate will be an environmental expert with a strong academic background including a demonstrated interest in scholarship; a commitment to excellence in teaching; and relevant experience in private practice, government service, or non-governmental organization. More information about our environmental program is available here.
Director, South Royalton Legal Clinic. This is a tenure-track/tenured faculty position as Director of the South Royalton Legal Clinic to begin July 1, 2018. Candidates should have a minimum of 7-10 years of public interest law practice experience, or a combination of clinical teaching or a clinical teaching fellowship and at least four years of public interest law practice. Candidates should have substantial experience supervising staff attorneys and other personnel and experience in office management and fundraising. Experience in clinical legal education is preferred. A demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring is essential. Doctrinal teaching experience within the legal academy is helpful, but not necessary. Candidates must be a member of the Vermont Bar or eligible for admission by motion pursuant to Rule 15 of the Rules of Admission to the Bar of the Vermont Supreme Court.
Legal Writing Professor. This is a full-time contract faculty position to begin July 1, 2018. Professors teach a 1L course, for which they design their materials around a subject drawn from their professional interest and experience but follow common course requirements. In the 2L course, Appellate Advocacy, professors select cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court for the students to research, brief, and argue in a moot court setting. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching legal writing and should have experience practicing law and/or clerking. Prior experience teaching legal writing is preferred.
To apply for the Environmental Law, Clinic Director, or Legal Writing position, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references to Vice Dean Stephanie J. Willbanks, Vermont Law School, 164 Chelsea Street, South Royalton, VT 05068. Electronic applications are strongly preferred and can be submitted to email@example.com. Materials should be submitted by October 20, 2017, although submissions received after this time may be considered until the position is filled.
Additional Salary Information: Salary depends on the position and experience.
Vermont Law School is a private, free-standing, educational institution located in South Royalton, Vermont. It offers the JD degree as well as Masters’s degrees in environmental law, energy law, and food and agricultural law and LL.M. degrees in environmental law, energy law, and food and agricultural law. Vermont Law School’s mission is to educate lawyers for the community and the world. The facu...lty believes that its scholarship, teaching and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities.