Associate Professor/Professor of Law

University of Missouri School of Law in Missouri

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 4, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Missouri School of Law invites applications for two full-time tenured or tenure-track positions. For the first position we seek entry-level and lateral candidates in the area of Dispute Resolution. While candidates with additional substantive areas of expertise are welcome, the ideal candidate will have a primary focus on teaching and scholarship in Dispute Resolution. Candidates for this position must have an excellent academic record and either (1) substantial legal practice or judicial experience, (2) substantial experience in academia, or (3) advanced academic training. MU Law Schools nationally-ranked Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution was the first of its kind. It includes a large and diverse group of faculty who are on the cutting edge of research, curricular initiatives, practical training, and law reform in the area of Dispute Resolution. The Center offers a certificate for JD students, an LLM degree program in Dispute Resolution, a Mediation Clinic, and the Journal for the Study of Dispute Resolution, which has an annual symposium.

For the second position we seek entry-level candidates. We have hiring needs in a number of subject areas, particularly in Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Land Use Planning, and Commercial Law (including Sales and Leases). Candidates for this position should have an excellent academic record and either legal practice experience or advanced academic training.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system and is one of only 34 public universities in the country belonging to the Association of American Universities, a group of elite research universities. As both a research and land grant university, we have opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction that are unmatched at all but a handful of other universities. In addition, Columbia is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all available positions are filled. The School of Law will review the Faculty Appointments Registration applications as they are distributed by the AALS. (If you are participating in the Faculty Appointments Register you do not need to mail or email your materials.) Applicants who are not participating in the Faculty Appointments Register must apply by submitting a cover letter and resume at 

Additional information about the School of Law is available at The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and is particularly interested in applications from women and minority group members. To request ADA accommodations, please contact Associate Dean Rigel Oliveri at 573-882-5068.

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