Associate or Full Professor



Job description

Orlando, FL

Job ID: 3223
Position Vacancy Announcement

Florida A&M University College of Law welcomes applications for appointment to the position of Associate or Full Professor of Law and Director of Legal Research and Writing to administer and direct the College of Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program and to teach Legal Research and Writing I and II courses on a full-time basis at its Orlando, Florida, location starting in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Located in beautiful and sunny downtown Orlando – one of the most highly sought venues in the southeastern United States – the College is housed in a 160,000 square foot, state of the art facility. Strategically situated in the heart of Orlando’s thriving downtown business community, the College of Law lies within walking distance of federal and state courts, major law firms, art galleries and important civic arenas. The College of Law has a current enrollment of more than 500 full and part-time students. The student body ranks as one of the most diverse in the nation. The College of Law boasts a diverse faculty composed of thoughtful and productive scholars from nearly every walk of legal life, including diplomatic, military, and government service, large and small private law practice, international organizations, and the judiciary. Increasing the number of minority lawyers in Florida able to practice law upon passing the bar is central to the College’s mission.


Responsibilities of the Director include teaching one section of first-year Legal Research & Writing I and II each term, developing uniform research and writing assignments in consultation with other Legal Writing Instructors, and administering and overseeing the program. This position is a full-time tenure track or tenured faculty position. The Director of Legal Research and Writing position is a nine (9) month contractual position.

The Legal Writing Director will have responsibility for administering our day and evening programs and may teach in either the day or evening programs, depending on curricular need.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for this position must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, be admitted to the bar in any state, have a strong academic record, and excellent writing and communication skills. Applicants should have at least five (5) years of legal work experience beyond graduation from their J.D. degree. Preference will be given to candidates with strong post-law school experience as instructors or professors at the college, university, and law school levels; in the practice of law; and as judicial law clerks at the federal and state levels.

Recommended Competencies

Ideally, applicants should have five (5) or more years of teaching experience at the law school level, academic records denoting excellence, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and research, and service.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate is subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks and verification of education. An official college transcript, a high school diploma, or other educational documents must be submitted, where applicable, at the time of employment.

Only United States (U.S.) citizens or aliens who have a legal right to work in the U.S. are eligible for employment. Federal law requires proof of your authorization to work in the United States. You will be required to provide proof of your identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of employment.

Section 110.1128, Florida Statutes, prohibits employment by the State (including re-hire after a break in service) of any male born after October 1, 1962, who failed to register with the Selective Service System, under the provisions of the U.S. Military Selective Service Act, during the person’s period of eligibility (ages 18 through 25). Additionally, if currently employed by the State, this law prohibits the promotion of such person. You may be required to provide documentation.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you require a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA), please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076 at least ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling TDD via FRS (800) 955-8771.

How to apply

Apply online

Contact Information

Applicants may direct inquiries to Professor Maritza Reyes, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Florida A&M University College of Law, 201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801. Email: [email protected].

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities. The University provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values.