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Job Title
Assistant / Associate Professor of Law, Tenure Track, August 2020
Department Location Category Status
Fowler School of Law Orange Faculty Full-time
General Information
The Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant / Associate Professor position to begin August of 2020.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of Western universities, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and ground-breaking teaching. The University is classified by Carnegie as an R-2 research institution; Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information is available at Fowler School of Law provides a personalized, rigorous and practice-focused approach to legal education that prepares our graduates to make a lasting difference in their communities. More information is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at
We are interested in outstanding candidates in all fields. A strong academic record, a J.D. or Ph.D degree or their equivalent, and demonstrated commitment or the capacity to make outstanding contributions in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service are required.

To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, a candidate would need at least a significant record of publications, outstanding teaching evaluations, as well as a strong service record.
Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and mentoring students. Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.
Contact Information
Qualified applicants should electronically submit the following six items:

* Chapman University faculty application
* Cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description
* Curriculum vitae
* Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., evaluations, commendations, awards, etc.)
* One sample of research publications/submissions
* Contact information for three professional references

All application materials and inquiries should be directed via email to:

Lan Cao, Search Committee Chair

Please use “Tenure Track Faculty Position” as the subject of the email.

The appointments committee will attend the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference. We will contact selected candidates to apply and interview in Washington D.C., or elsewhere.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

Benefits are competitive and include a budget for research and travel. Faculty may also apply to the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development for summer research stipends to work on individual and collective projects.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.
Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department