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Law Professor – Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (Open Rank)

Law School Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, the Law Professor will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of its faculty, students, alumni and staff.

Founded in 1896, the USC Gould School of Law has a distinguished past built on the principles of equity and excellence, and the courage to break new ground. USC first introduced legal education in Southern California.  Today, the law school continues to make history through its philosophy of innovation and through its people. USC Gould cultivates analytical ability, ethical values, and a spirit of collegiality that prepare students for meaningful careers benefiting society.  It was one of the first law schools to engage students in clinical programs and remains a leader in experiential education.

USC Gould School of Law seeks applicants for a full-time law professor position beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Criminal Law (first-year students) and Criminal Procedure (upper-division students).  The job is open to both tenure-track and non-tenure-track candidates.

The successful candidate will work closely with the law school’s Academic Support Program to emphasize study skills and analytical skills.  In teaching the spring Criminal Law section, the successful candidate will provide first-year students, identified by ASP, with extra practice and feedback on writing law school exam essays.

Gould anticipates making final hiring decisions in approximately April 2020.


A J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and significant prior experience teaching law school courses

Equity, diversity, inclusion, opportunity, and access are of central importance to the Gould School of Law. Gould holds a unique position in society, and within the university, as every aspect of these principles is influenced by and can be protected through legal rules and institutions. At Gould, we are proudly committed to maintaining a community in which each person respects the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, to be proud of who and what they are, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society.

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to prior experience teaching law school courses, experience as a practicing attorney in the field of criminal law or one or more published articles demonstrating current expertise in the field

Compensation and Benefits:

The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The university also offers excellent benefits, described here:

Apply for This Position:

Please submit a CV/resume, statement of interest, one or more sets of sample teaching evaluations, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants should also include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion.

REQ20078526 Posted Date: 08/16/2019

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