Associate Professor - 22720BR

Associate Professor

Law School
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

The University of Kansas School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for a tenure-track, associate professor position to begin in the fall of 2023. We will consider candidates in all subject areas of KU Law’s curricular and research needs. We are particularly interested in the areas of employment & labor, health, trust & estates, technology, land use & real estate, natural resources, tribal & federal Indian, and international & comparative law. We invite a plurality of scholarly agenda, methodologies, and perspectives as well, ranging from traditional doctrinal to empirical to critical-analytical to interdisciplinary scholarship. In addition, we are especially interested in candidates who will regularly teach in the first-year curriculum or an equivalent large-enrollment upper-division course. Qualified candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our law school community, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply.

At the University of Kansas, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are an important part of our culture and university strategic plan. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged, noting the value that differences bring to our organization, students, staff, faculty, and community. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

The University of Kansas is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a $1.4 billion endowment and a faculty of 2,600. Current enrollment is 28,500 (19,000 undergraduate), with students drawn from 110 nations and all 50 states, 20.6% of KU students are members of minority groups. The 1,000-acre main campus is in Lawrence, a community of 95,000 in hilly northeast Kansas that lies about 35 miles west of Kansas City. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence also offers numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of good restaurants.

Job Description

40% Classroom teaching and counseling students.
40% Conducting and publishing research.
20% Providing service to the law school, university, and the legal profession.

COLLEGIALITY – Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

Required Qualifications

1. J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school (or an equivalent degree),
2. Demonstrate strong scholarly potential and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

Additional Candidate Instructions

The Faculty Appointments Committee will begin review of applications on August 25, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom. We will review candidate materials posted in the AALS Faculty Appointments Register (FAR), and also invite applications from candidates not participating in the FAR. We will conduct finalist interviews on the Lawrence campus.

Applications must be submitted online at
and should include the following:
  • Cover letter
  • CV or resume
  • Detailed statement of research interests and future plans
  • Writing sample
  • Names of three references
Materials such as teaching evaluations or additional samples of scholarly work, may be requested of candidates at a later date. Although later applications may be considered, for the fullest consideration, applications from candidates not participating in the FAR should be submitted by August 25, 2022.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants must respond to the following prompt, within 4,000 characters or less, as part of their application materials.
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Contact Information to Applicants

Professor Kyle Velte
Faculty Appointments Committee
University of Kansas School of Law
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

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