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UCLA Law Positions for Tenured or Experienced Tenure-Track Professors of Law • 2023-24

Position overview

Position title: Professor of Law, Assistant Professor of Law
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 8. The salary range for this position is Step 4 to Step 9 ($212,000 – $276,600). “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: August 7, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from lateral candidates for full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty positions expected to begin July 1, 2024. We seek candidates across all areas of law, with some areas of particular interest that include Employment Law, Law and Economics, Human Rights, and Constitutional Law. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity and particularly those who have significant experience mentoring underrepresented students.

All candidates must hold a J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in hand by July 1, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08713. Interested applicants should submit their most recently updated C.V., along with a list of references (contact information only), as well as a statement of contributions to diversity. Letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time. Optional materials that may be submitted include a cover letter; statement of current research and teaching interests; and a scholarly writing sample that best represents the kind of work you plan to do in the future. Early applications are encouraged. To ensure full consideration, please submit applications by Friday, September 29, 2023, however, applications will be accepted through Friday, May 31, 2024.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 8. The salary range for this position is Step 4 to Step 9 ($212,000 – $276,600). “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

All candidates must hold a J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in hand by July 1, 2024.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. along with a list of references (contact information only).

  • Statement of Research and Teaching Interests (Optional)

  • Scholarly Writing Sample - A sample that best represents the kind of work you plan to do in the future.
    (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Authorization to Release Information Form - https://ucla.app.box.com/s/8awvkn4szd0u3l20zs325lon1r560qj6

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Names and contact information of (3) professional references.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08713

Help contact: spitz@law.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA