Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Hofstra University School of Law, located in Hempstead, NY, is seeking to hire a Clinical Professor to teach and supervise its newly created Health Law Clinic, beginning in the Spring 2014 semester. The Hofstra Law Clinic was established in 1973 and is an integral part of the Law School. The Law School has several additional clinical offerings in the following areas: Political Asylum, Immigration, Community and Economic Development, Law Reform Advocacy, Youth Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, Mediation, Securities Arbitration, and Disaster Recovery. The Health Law Clinic will be an important component of the School’s vibrant health law curriculum and will work in concert with the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy.
At the outset, the Clinical Professor will work with clinical faculty and health law faculty to shape the specific parameters of the health law clinic, drawing on our health law program’s mission to broaden access to health care and developing a just health care system. The clinic will be open to students in the fall 2014. The Clinical Professor will be expected to integrate the clinic into the overall law school curriculum, including collaboration with non-clinical members of the faculty. The Clinical Professor will be responsible for all aspects of running the Clinic, including: course planning and teaching, client selection, supervision and mentoring of law students in representing clients, clinic administration, and community education and outreach. If so desired, the Clinical Professor can also teach non-clinical course offerings.
Hofstra’s Clinical Professors are subject to 12-month, non-tenure-track contracts with the following standards of review and promotion: an initial contract of two years, two additional two-year reappointments, followed by five-year long-term contracts, assuming all standards of review have been satisfied. Clinical Professors are eligible to serve on all faculty governance committees, attend faculty meetings, and may vote on all matters except appointments, reappointments, and promotion. Our Clinical Faculty benefit from generous support for scholarship and pedagogical innovation, as well as being part of an active and engaged NYC-area clinical community. All Clinical Professors are warmly encouraged to participate in faculty workshops, conferences, and other aspects of academic life at the Law School, including the bi-monthly meetings of an energetic and supportive clinical faculty.
The Law School seeks an applicant with demonstrated experience in the field of health law. Clinical teaching experience is highly desirable. New York bar membership or eligibility and willingness to seek admission on motion is required. Salary and title are commensurate with experience.
When submitting application materials, applicants should offer a vision for the clinic that includes an integration of direct advocacy, law reform, community outreach, and/or public policy work, considering:
1. The client population to be served, including an analysis of whether the population proposed to be served as unmet legal needs
2. The type of services that the clinic will provide.
3. The educational benefits law students will receive from their clinical experience.
4. The sources for obtaining client referrals and measures that can be taken to ensure a stable case flow.
5. The constituencies that should be consulted in the development of the clinic.
- 6. Your experience and qualifications for supervising students providing the services offered by the clinic.
To apply: Please submit a letter of interest with a vision statement, resume, and a list of references via email only to Professor Susan Joffe at Susan.Joffe@hofstra.edu. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2013.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.