University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (UC Law SF) – Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP), Center for Racial and Economic Justice (CREJ)

About The Company
The University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (“College” or “UC Law SF”) was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. UC Law SF serves society as a center of higher learning committed to exceptional teaching, influential scholarship, and exemplary public service. We provide a rigorous, innovative, and inclusive legal education that prepares diverse students to excel as professionals, advance the rule of law, and further justice.

Job Description/Duties
University of California College of Law, San Francisco (“UC Law SF” or “the College”), located in downtown San Francisco, seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) for the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 academic years to join our Center for Racial and Economic Justice (CREJ). The VAP position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position to support those interested in law school academic careers who intend to engage the field of racial and economic justice in their scholarship. The VAP will work collaboratively with the Center’s directors and affiliated faculty to further the objectives of CREJ, including the development of new courses and/or seminars in this field.

Competitive candidates are aspiring scholars in the early stages of their careers and practitioners transitioning from practice to law teaching. A successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to law teaching and to exploring in their scholarship issues of race, identity, inequality, and marginalization.

UC Law SF faculty will mentor the VAP as a scholar and teacher, training the VAP on pedagogy and cultivating the VAP as a racial or economic justice scholar. The VAP will teach or co-teach courses in the core curriculum and teach or co-teach a seminar on a topic relevant to the CREJ mission and the VAP’s scholarly interests. Core course teaching will be connected to UC Law SF’s innovative 1L curriculum.

The VAP position will begin July 1, 2024 and end June 30, 2026 and will receive an annual salary of $99,275. In addition, the VAP is eligible to have a Faculty Research Account (professional development funding) and to apply for summer research funding. This position qualifies for the Full UC Benefits Package, which includes primary retirement benefits, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, and a variety of voluntary supplemental
benefit plans to meet the incumbent’s individual needs.

Job Criteria
Candidates must have earned a J.D. and must be admitted to a state bar. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, starting with those received on or before March 15, 2024. Each applicant should submit the following materials:

– A resume or CV;
– A writing sample that may consist of a seminar paper, a published or draft law review
article, pleadings or educational materials from practice;
– A 2-3 page summary stating your reasons for seeking this position, your research
agenda and your teaching interests;
– Teaching reviews, if any; and
– 3 references.

Application should be submitted to UC Law SF Provost & Academic Dean Morris Ratner (ratnerm@uclawsf.edu).

Application will be accepted until the position is filled.

Salary Range/Hourly Rate
Annual salary of $99,275

Other Benefits and Perks
Benefits information can be found at: https://www.uclawsf.edu/human-resources/benefits/

Job Category: Education
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: San Francisco