Lecturer and Director, Graduate Tax Program (000122)

University of Denver in Colorado

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 30, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

For more than 35 years, the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program has been known as one of the premier tax education programs in the country.  Graduates of accredited law schools successfully completing the program receive the degree LL.M. in Taxation.  All other candidates receive the degree Master of Taxation (M.T.). A dual degree program is also available, where a University of Denver law student may pursue the J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation concurrently.  Currently the program consists of seven full-time faculty, ten adjunct faculty and approximately 150 students.  About half of the students attend full-time, with the other half attending part-time on campus or on-line.

The Lecturer and Director of the Graduate Tax Program has the following primary responsibilities:

  • Working with the Graduate Tax Program Faculty, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the Sturm College of Law, and the Dean of the
  • Sturm College of Law, the Director develops, implements, and administers the Graduate Tax Program.
  • The Director is responsible for the oversight and management of the Graduate Tax Program, which includes, but is not limited to: hiring and
  • supervising administrative staff; managing, developing, and implementing academic policies and procedures; implementing alumni
  • development strategies; marketing and administering the program, as well as planning and carrying out the program budget.
  • The Director is responsible for ensuring the academic integrity of the Graduate Tax Program.
  • The Director is responsible for hiring and supervising associated adjunct faculty, and assisting them in the design of their classes.
  • The Director is responsible for oversight of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, including but not limited to: direct supervision of two Qualified
  • Tax Experts and student volunteers; submission of Federal grant applications and periodic reports associated thereto; and budgetary administration.
  • The Lecturer and Director will design and teach in-class and on-line courses.
  • Other duties as assigned.


To the extent that the University Provost decides to create a closer relationship between the Graduate Tax Program and Sturm College of Law, the Director will work with the Dean of the College of Law to implement that plan, and will report to the Dean of the Sturm College of Law.This work is in addition to the teaching requirements related to the Lecturer position described below. This is a 12 month position.  
The Lecturer and Director will teach the equivalent of one class each quarter (four courses per year) in the Graduate Tax Program. Examples of such courses may include Individual Tax Problems, Corporate Taxation I, II and III, Taxation of Property Transactions, Partnership Taxation, and Tax Accounting. This reflects a reduced course load from other faculty members to reflect administrative duties. Additional course load reduction may be available by agreement with the Dean of the Sturm College of Law. The Lecturer and Director will design and teach in-class and on-line courses, as needed. To the extent that such courses exceed the normal course load, they will be done on an overload basis. 
It is desirable, although not required, that the Director engage in scholarship and writing related to the field of Taxation. The Director will serve on such committees as designated by the Dean of the Sturm College of Law.

Required Education and Qualifications:


  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school 
  • Applicants must have at least ten (10) years of experience in Taxation, either in law or accounting, in the public or private or academic sector. Applicants must have a significant understanding of both the legal and accounting sides of Tax practice, strong communication and writing skills, demonstrated teaching and administrative skills, and an excellent academic record.
  • Applicants must be admitted to the bar in any state.



Preferred Education and Qualifications:

  • LL.M. in Taxation; Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Business, Taxation, or Accounting.
  • Some or all of the following: experience handling tax controversy matters with the IRS; individual and corporate tax experience; teaching at the university level; and clinical oversight of law/accounting students.



Instructions to the Candidate:

To be considered for this position, you must apply online at www.dujobs.org. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.  Once within the job description online, please click "New Resume/CV" at the bottom of the page to begin application.

Questions can be directed to Professor Ed Roche, eroche@law.du.edu. You can view DU's comprehensive benefits summary at http://www.du.edu/hr/benefits/benefits_summary.html DU and its Sturm College of Law are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We are strongly dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by including and integrating individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, religion and veteran status. DU is an EEO/AA employer.

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