01/05/2017 11:03 AM | Anonymous




Lewis & Clark Law School is now accepting applications for two visiting assistant professor (VAP) positions. Each VAP position will run for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. One VAP position is in Lewis & Clark Law School’s top-ranked environmental, natural resources and energy law program. The other VAP position is in Lewis & Clark Law School’s highly ranked lawyering program. Depending upon curricular needs, selected VAPs may teach courses in other programs as well. 

The position is ideal for those interested in transitioning to a career in academia. VAPs will have the opportunity to focus on teaching, scholarly research, and writing in preparation for that transition. Each VAP will teach three courses per academic year and write at least one article or other scholarly piece per year. VAPs will receive mentoring from Lewis & Clark Law School’s full-time faculty. VAPs will also participate in faculty colloquia, committees, special visitor events, and other professional and social engagements throughout the academic year.

Ideal candidates will have a J.D., at least 2 years of practical experience, the ability to teach and communicate effectively, and strong writing and research skills. We strongly encourage applications from persons in groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. Ideal candidates will have experience working with diverse populations, demonstrated ability to contribute to campus diversity efforts, and/or evidence of cultural competence.

Lewis & Clark Law School is located in Portland, Oregon. Our campus is in a stunning wooded area adjacent to a state wilderness park and offers a peaceful setting for concentrated research and writing. The campus is located only 10 minutes from downtown Portland and several of Portland’s close-in neighborhoods. Portland offers outstanding restaurants, bars, and coffee shops; excellent traditional and innovative theater and dance; a vibrant music scene; and an impressive and expanding network of bicycling and walking infrastructure. The members of our faculty have a diverse array of interests and expertise, providing the opportunity for the exchange of stimulating ideas and scholarship. 

The VAP receives a salary of $50,000 per year, plus contribution towards benefits. The VAP will have a private office and access to our excellent library resources. 

To apply, please submit the following by February 3, 2017, to Doreen Corwin,

(1)            C.V.;

(2)            Law school transcript;

            (3)        Cover letter explaining your interest in the VAP position and describing how your experience will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity;

            (4)        Explanation of proposed research for articles or other writings; and

(5)        List of areas of teaching interest.


            Lewis & Clark Law School adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to employment and has a firm commitment to promote the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws. 

For further information, please visit or contact

Professor Melissa Powers at (503) 768-6727 or

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