Employment Opportunities at the Law Center

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Director of the John M. O'Quinn Law Library

FY'17 Environmental/Property/Tort Law Hiring (The O'Quinn Chair)

FY'17 Evidence (Blakely Chair)

FY'17 Property/Land Use/Natural Resources/ Water Hiring

FY'17 International/Transactional Hiring

Entrepreneurship and Community Development  Clinical Assistant / Assoc /Full Professor Position

Homeless Youth (LGBTQ) Clinical Assistant/Assoc/ Professor Position


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Director of the John M. O'Quinn Law Library

The University of Houston Law Center solicits applications and nominations for the position of Director of the John M. O'Quinn Law Library. The Director is a senior member of the Law Center management team and reports directly to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. The successful candidate's salary, qualification and rank as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (if and as applicable) and tenure status (if applicable) will be commensurate with background and experience. The position will commence as early as spring 2017 and no later than the fall 2017 semester.

The Director has primary responsibility for planning and overall administration of the library, including budgeting and cost control, hiring, personnel management and development, collection development, strategic planning, facilities planning, utilizing advancements in information services and technology, and ensuring compliance with all relevant accreditation standards. The library is the research arm of the Law Center, providing unsurpassed research support to students, faculty, and the administration through a staff of ten professional librarians and seven supporting employees. The Director will work closely with the Deans and faculty to ensure that the library provides outstanding service to the entire Law Center community. The Director will participate in the Law Center's governance, engage in the University and professional communities, and teach and contribute scholarship in accordance with the Director's expertise and ability.

Candidates must hold both a JD from an ABA-accredited law school and an MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program. Candidates must have several years of experience in academic law librarianship and a demonstrated record in, or demonstrated facility for, law library administration. Experience as the director, associate director, or assistant director of an academic law library is strongly preferred. An interest in fundraising (including writing grants) under the supervision of the Associate Dean is desirable. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse groups, and must be conversant on the research and educational needs of a nationally prominent law school community.

A competitive candidate should also have significant management experience in a law library or comparable environment; demonstrated organizational skills and leadership ability; experience with and interest in emerging informational and instructional technologies; evidence of scholarly potential and professional engagement; and the ability to articulate and implement a vision for a law library of the twenty-first century. The University of Houston Law Center is the leading law school in the nation's fourth-largest city. Founded in 1947, it is a top-tier institution awarding Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The Law Library houses a collection of over 560,000 volumes and volume equivalents. The library also maintains a rare book room and an extensive collection of digital resources. The law library works closely with the University of Houston library system.

Applications will be accepted online at https://jobs.uh.edu/ until the position is filled. To receive fullest consideration, your online application must be received by October 31, 2016. The Law Center will participate in the AALS national hiring process and will attend the Faculty Recruitment Conference. Candidates can direct inquiries to Professor Johnny Rex Buckles (JBuckles@central.uh.edu). Further information about the school and its program is available at http://www.law.uh.edu.

With a very reasonable cost of living, Houston is a cosmopolitan city, with first-rate restaurants, symphony, opera, ballet, and theatrical companies and museums. A sophisticated international and domestic legal practice, a student body of over 800, a highly published full-time faculty exceeding 60 members, a rich complement of adjunct faculty, and academic programs consistently ranked among the best in the country provide a superb professional environment.

The University of Houston Law Center is seeking outstanding candidates who will bring greater diversity to the faculty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups in the legal profession.

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must hold both a JD from an ABA-accredited law school and an MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program.


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Advertisement for FY'17 Environmental/Property/Tort Law Hiring (The O'Quinn Chair):

The University of Houston Law Center invites applications for a lateral (already tenured or tenure-track Environmental/Property/Tort Law position. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have outstanding records of accomplishment in scholarship, teaching, and service, or demonstrate a high probability of success as scholars, teachers, and future members of the Law Center's broader community. The Law Center will consider lateral applicants in this substantive area who are tenure track, tenured, or eligible for full appointment with the O'Quinn Chair in Environmental Law. Compensation will be based on experience and accomplishment.  The position will commence with the fall 2017 semester. 

The Law Center has 47 full-time faculty and enrolls a total of 850 students. In addition to offering a vibrant J.D. program, the Law Center offers LL.M. concentrations in health law; taxation; energy, environment, and natural resources; international law; and intellectual property. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

The University of Houston Law Center is seeking outstanding candidates who will bring greater diversity to the faculty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups in the legal profession. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instruction to the Applicant:  Applications will be accepted on line at http://jobs.uh.edu until the position is filled. To receive fullest consideration, your online application must be received by December 1st, 2016. The Law Center will participate in the AALS national hiring process and will attend the Faculty Recruiting Conference.  Candidates can direct inquiries to Professor Sandra Guerra-Thompson ( sguerrat@central.uh.edu ).  Further information about the school and its programs is available at http://www.law.uh.edu.


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Advertisement for FY'17 Evidence (Blakely Chair):

The University of Houston Law Center invites applications for a lateral (already tenured or tenure-track Evidence Law position. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have outstanding records of accomplishment in scholarship, teaching, and service, or demonstrate a high probability of success as scholars, teachers, and future members of the Law Center's broader community. The Law Center will consider lateral applicants in this substantive area who are tenure track, tenured, or eligible for full appointment with the Blakely Chair. Compensation will be based on experience and accomplishment.  The position will commence with the fall 2017 semester. 

The Law Center has 47 full-time faculty and enrolls a total of 850 students. In addition to offering a vibrant J.D. program, the Law Center offers LL.M. concentrations in health law; taxation; energy, environment, and natural resources; international law; and intellectual property. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

The University of Houston Law Center is seeking outstanding candidates who will bring greater diversity to the faculty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups in the legal profession. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instruction to the Applicant:  Applications will be accepted on line at http://jobs.uh.edu until the position is filled. To receive fullest consideration, your online application must be received by December 1st, 2016. The Law Center will participate in the AALS national hiring process and will attend the Faculty Recruiting Conference.  Candidates can direct inquiries to Professor Sandra Guerra-Thompson ( sguerrat@central.uh.edu ).  Further information about the school and its programs is available at http://www.law.uh.edu.


Advertisement for FY'17 International/Transactional Hiring:

The University of Houston Law Center invites applications for lateral (already tenured or tenure-track) or entry-level tenure-track International /Transactional Law position. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have outstanding records of accomplishment in scholarship, teaching, and service, or demonstrate a high probability of success as scholars, teachers, and future members of the Law Center's broader community. Compensation will be based on experience and accomplishment.  These positions will commence with the fall 2017 semester. 
The Law Center has 47 full-time faculty and enrolls a total of 850 students. In addition to offering a vibrant J.D. program, the Law Center offers LL.M. concentrations in health law; taxation; energy, environment, and natural resources; international law; and intellectual property. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

The University of Houston Law Center is seeking outstanding candidates who will bring greater diversity to the faculty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups in the legal profession.  The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 
The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instruction to the Applicant:  Applications will be accepted on line at http://jobs.uh.edu until the position is filled. To receive fullest consideration, your online application must be received by September 26, 2016. The Law Center will participate in the AALS national hiring process and will attend the Faculty Recruiting Conference.  Entry-level candidates can direct inquiries to Professor Robert Ragazzo (RRagazzo@central.uh.edu ).  Further information about the school and its program is available at http://www.law.uh.edu.


Advertisement for FY'17 Property/Land Use/Natural Resources/ Water Hiring:

The University of Houston Law Center invites applications for a lateral (already tenured or tenure-track)  or entry-level tenure-track Property/Land Use/Natural Resources/Water position. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have outstanding records of accomplishment in scholarship, teaching, and service, or demonstrate a high probability of success as scholars, teachers, and future members of the Law Center's broader community. Compensation will be based on experience and accomplishment.  These positions will commence with the fall 2017 semester. 
The Law Center has 47 full-time faculty and enrolls a total of 850 students. In addition to offering a vibrant J.D. program, the Law Center offers LL.M. concentrations in health law; taxation; energy, environment, and natural resources; international law; and intellectual property. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

The University of Houston Law Center is seeking outstanding candidates who will bring greater diversity to the faculty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups in the legal profession. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 
The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instruction to the Applicant:  Applications will be accepted on line at http://jobs.uh.edu until the position is filled. To receive fullest consideration, your online application must be received by September 26, 2016. The Law Center will participate in the AALS national hiring process and will attend the Faculty Recruiting Conference.  Entry-level candidates can direct inquiries to Professor Robert Ragazzo (RRagazzo@central.uh.edu ).  Further information about the school and its program is available at http://www.law.uh.edu.


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Entrepreneurship and Community Development  Clinical Assistant / Assoc /Full Professor Position Advertisement – FY17

The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) invites applications for a non-tenure track clinical assistant/associate/or full professor position in the Legal Aid Clinic (LAC)- Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic program for the academic year 2017-2018.  The non-tenure track appointment will have a one-year probationary contract period with no presumption of renewal.  However, based upon continued positive evaluations of the appointee, the position may lead to a second and third one-year contract period followed by a multi-year contract.  The initial salary range for this position is expected to be $58,000 to $85,000 for a nine-month academic year, but the precise salary will be negotiated based on the candidate's experience and on compensation paid or offered to professors in comparable positions at comparable law schools.

The clinical faculty member will be responsible for conducting appropriate supervisory training, mentoring students, and providing appropriate classroom instruction for the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic program.

Individuals appointed to ranks in the LAC faculty must, at a minimum, hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.  Qualified candidates must have strong academic credentials and substantive practice experience, which may include judicial clerkship experience.  Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in Legal Aid Clinic. 

The University of Houston Law Center is seeking outstanding candidates who will bring greater diversity to the faculty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups in the legal profession.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instruction to the Applicant:  Applications will be accepted on line at https://jobs.uh.edu/ until the position is filled. To receive fullest consideration, your online application must be received by September 30, 2016. The Law Center will participate in the AALS national hiring process and will attend the Faculty Recruitment Conference. Candidates can direct inquiries to Professor Johnny Rex Buckles (JBuckles@central.uh.edu ).  Further information about the school and its program is available at http://www.law.uh.edu.


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Homeless Youth (LGBTQ) Clinical Assistant/Assoc/ Professor Position Advertisement

The University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) invites applications for a non-tenure track clinical assistant/associate/or full professor position in the Legal Aid Clinic (LAC)-Homeless Youth (LGBTQ emphasis) program for the academic year 2017-2018.  The non-tenure track appointment will have a one-year probationary contract period with no presumption of renewal.  However, based upon continued positive evaluations of the appointee, the position may lead to a second and third one-year contract period followed by a multi-year contract.  The initial salary range for this position is expected to be $58,000 to $85,000 for a nine-month academic year, but the precise salary will be negotiated based on the candidate's experience and on compensation paid or offered to professors in comparable positions at comparable law schools.

The clinical faculty member will be responsible for conducting appropriate supervisory training, mentoring students, and providing appropriate classroom instruction for the newly created Homeless Youth-LGBTQ program.

Individuals appointed to ranks in the LAC faculty must, at a minimum, hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.  Qualified candidates must have strong academic credentials and substantive practice experience, which may include judicial clerkship experience.  Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in Legal Aid Clinic. 

The University of Houston Law Center is seeking outstanding candidates who will bring greater diversity to the faculty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups in the legal profession.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instruction to the Applicant:  Applications will be accepted on line at https://jobs.uh.edu/ until the position is filled. To receive fullest consideration, your online application must be received by September 30, 2016. The Law Center will participate in the AALS national hiring process and will attend the Faculty Recruitment Conference. Candidates can direct inquiries to Professor Johnny Rex Buckles (JBuckles@central.uh.edu ).  Further information about the school and its program is available at http://www.law.uh.edu.