Associate Professor / Professor in Law

Columbia University New York School of Law

United States

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00001793

Position Title Open Rank – Associate Professor/Professor (Clinical)

Department LAW School of Law

Division Law School

Location Morningside

Summary Description

Columbia Law School invites interest in clinical faculty positions, across areas of practice and teaching experience. We are interested in candidates who will help us build the next generation of clinics at Columbia and welcome candidates to fill existing gaps in our curriculum and candidates who bring new ideas for clinical teaching. A non-exhaustive list of areas of interest includes environmental, business, criminal, family, and youth-focused legal clinics.

We wish to hire faculty committed to providing a powerful individual and collective learning experience where students serve as the primary providers of legal services, under close faculty supervision. Creative and thoughtful teaching that focuses on student development, law reform and advancement of the profession are also central. Diversity – of life experience, perspectives and approaches to lawyering – is essential and a very high priority. We look forward to welcoming new colleagues who will help us re-imagine ourselves.

Clinical faculty positions at Columbia Law School are non-tenure track positions that are or are expected to lead to a long term, renewable contract. Although some clinical faculty engage in scholarly writing, there is no separate scholarship requirement, either at the time of hiring or during their time at CLS.

Minimum Degree Required
J.D. or equivalent legal degree

Minimum Qualifications
J.D. or equivalent legal degree

Preferred Qualifications
Teaching and practice experience commensurate with level of appointment.

Additional Information
Although Columbia University is currently in a hiring freeze, we hope to engage candidates in the coming months so that we are able to hire quickly when we have authorization to do so. To apply for the position, please submit a C.V. and 1-2 page description of what you would hope to teach at Columbia to this posting. Materials will be considered on a rolling basis and we encourage candidates to submit by September 18th. Any questions can also be sent to committee chair Prof. Colleen Shanahan at

RAPS posting date 08/07/2020

Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please upload the statement of what you would hope to teach under “Other Document 1”.

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2021

EEO Statement
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Other Document 1
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