Harold A. Stevens Visiting Assistant Professor

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Education/Teaching, Legal

Position Summary:      

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University invites applications for the Harold A. Stevens Visiting Assistant Professorship, designed for a recent law graduate with an interest in legal scholarship and law teaching. The opening is for a two-year appointment expected to commence July 1, 2024. The Stevens VAP furthers Cardozo Law’s commitment to increasing diversity in law teaching. We actively encourage applications from candidates of color, candidates with disabilities, LGBTQIA candidates, and members of other groups who have traditionally been underrepresented in the legal academy. We are particularly interested in those who have demonstrated interest in antiracist teaching strategies.

Position Responsibilities:

Holders of the Stevens VAP spend four semesters in residence at Cardozo Law, teaching and engaging in research and writing in preparation for entry into the market for tenure-track teaching positions. They participate in faculty workshops, conferences, colloquia, and other facets of the intellectual life of the law school, and in many respects, are treated as tenure-track faculty (albeit with a reduced teaching load and no administrative or committee obligations). They are given the opportunity to present works-in-progress to the faculty and more generally to receive feedback and mentoring from faculty members in preparation for the academic job market.

Experience & Educational Background:

Visiting Assistant Professors of Law must hold a J.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level degree in law.

Skills & Competencies:

Cardozo Law is looking for candidates who can demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service.  All candidates should be committed to building an equitable and diverse scholarly and educational environment.

Salary Range:

$80,000 - $90,000

Application Instructions:

Applications are invited from law school graduates and should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a law school transcript, (3) a statement of the applicant’s research and teaching interest, and (4) a list of three to six references. (No letters of recommendation should be sent; we will contact references as necessary.) Any questions can be directed to Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at saurabh.vishnubhakat@yu.edu with the subject line “Harold A. Stevens VAP Application."

About Us:       

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice.  Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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