Assistant Professor of Law
Indiana University Bloomington
United States

Assistant Professor of Law

Posting Details

Title Visiting Assistant Professor in Legal Communication and Analysis
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Location Indianapolis
Position Summary
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law invites entry-level and experienced applicants for a visiting professorship in the school’s nationally ranked Legal Communication and Analysis Program.
The visitor position is a full-time position. The visitor is expected to teach up to 40 first-year students in Legal Communication and Analysis, which is a year-long course. The course is a graded, two-credit course each semester. Responsibilities include creating course materials; teaching class sessions; meeting with students in one-on-one conferences; reviewing outlines and drafts; assessing papers; and providing detailed and constructive feedback to students.
The position would be a ten-month appointment for the 2024–25 academic year, with the possibility for reappointment for the 2025–26 academic year. The visitor would be given the opportunity to attend legal writing conferences and to write scholarship in the legal writing field. The visitor would not be required to serve on faculty committees. The compensation package includes an entry-level salary of $80,000, a professional development fund that may be used to attend and present at conferences, a research assistant fund, and university benefits. Summer teaching with additional compensation may also be possible.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record and strong writing skills. Ideal candidates will have teaching experience and experience as a judicial clerk or a practitioner.
The visitor position is ideal for one seeking entry into the legal academy. An entry-level visitor would have the opportunity to work with and learn from IU McKinney’s Legal Communication and Analysis faculty—Brad Desnoyer, Jim Dimitri, Allison Martin, and Joel Schumm—who have decades of experience as nationally recognized teachers and scholars.
As part of IUPUI, Indiana’s premier urban research institution, the law school is committed to being a welcoming community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community-engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI and the McKinney School of Law condemn racism in all its forms. The law school is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to inclusion: For more information about the school, please visit We encourage applications from persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and members of other groups that are under-represented on university faculties.
To apply, please send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three references, a writing sample, and teaching evaluations (if available) to Vice Dean Max Huffman, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 530 West New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3225; (E-mail submissions strongly preferred.) To be considered you must also submit your application at this link: Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process must notify Vice Dean Huffman a reasonable time in advance.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis, with an application cut-off date of July 1, 2024.
Basic Qualifications
juris doctor degree from an accredited law school
Department Contact for Questions
Max Huffman, Vice Dean;
Additional Qualifications  
Salary and Rank  
Special Instructions  
For Best Consideration Date  
Expected Start Date 08/01/2024
Posting/OAA # IU-100771-2024

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Writing Sample
  4. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Course Evaluation

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