Regular Faculty – College of Law

Boise, Idaho, United States

Job description

Division/College: College of Law

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $85,000-$95,000

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
A full-time (academic year appointment), tenure-track faculty position at the entry-level Assistant Professor rank. This position is responsible for leading the College’s Entrepreneurship Law Clinic. The Clinic is devoted to outreach to the startup and small business community in Idaho. It serves as the base of administration for the PTO-sponsored Patent Pro Bono program for the State of Idaho and also operates as a PTO Certified Trademark Clinic. The position is located at the College’s Boise location. In addition to supervision of clinic students, the position is responsible for teaching two classes in related subjects, developing mentoring relationships with students, advising students on curricular and co-curricular activities, and developing a scholarly, outreach, and engagement agenda that will enrich the scholarly community. The faculty member will also represent the law school through attendance at scholarly conferences, as well as through publication in national and/or international scholarly journals, which may include interdisciplinary placements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have: (1) a J.D. from an ABA-accredited school or the equivalent; (2) a distinguished academic record; (3) a record or the promise of teaching excellence; (4) at least five years of post-J.D. practice, clerking, or teaching experience, two years of which must have been spent primarily in areas relevant to a clinic focused on outreach to the startup community; (5) active membership in at least one state bar and the ability to obtain Idaho bar admission within one year; and (6) a record or the promise of scholarly productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications for this position are: (1) teaching experience in the law clinic setting; (2) demonstrated ability to be a team player; (3) experience in trademark prosecution before the PTO; and (4) registration with the PTO as a patent attorney.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000596P

Special Instructions:
This position will be effective in the fall semester of 2018. The College of Law will begin reviewing applications on Aug. 21, 2017, and priority will be given to applications received by Oct. 1, 2017. Please discuss in your cover letter how you satisfy the minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications for the position. In addition, please submit a list of three professional references.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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