Assistant or Associate Professor in Trial Advocacy

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Trial Advocacy
Posting Number F00125P
Department USD-School of Law
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

The University of South Dakota School of Law is seeking a trial advocacy professor at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, dependent on qualifications. The position is on the tenure track and will be available starting during the 2018-2019 academic year.

The successful candidate will teach two three-credit sections of the Trial Techniques class most semesters, and, in addition, will be responsible for coaching the trial team program. The trial team has a high rate of student participation.

Extensive litigation experience, and teaching experience at an ABA law school are highly preferred qualifications. It is also preferred that the candidate have prior publications and/or experience in the preparation of significant CLE materials. There is a possibility that the successful candidate will be able to add a substantive course to his or her teaching package, if desired, after the conclusion of the first year of teaching. Areas of possible need may include Evidence, Federal Jurisdiction, Criminal Procedure, White Collar Crime, and Debtor-Creditor Law. Other potential courses may be available.

The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction (a state or the District of Columbia).
Appointments for tenure-track positions are expected to fulfill the tripartite responsibilities of teaching, scholarship, and service.

Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and addresses of three current references.

Inquiries may be directed to Tiffany C. Graham, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069. You may also send a message by email to, or you may call at 605-677-5393.

Posting Date 02/14/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 03/14/2018
Advertised Salary commensurate with qualifications
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Associate Professor
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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