Visiting Professor of Law
South Royalton, VT Faculty
Job Type

Visiting Professor of Law

Vermont Law School is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We grow and learn better together with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. In recruiting for faculty and staff, we seek unique backgrounds to enrich and challenge our community. As part of our commitment to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, candidates who meet the qualifications for this position and who require accommodations to apply should contact Human Resources at Vermont Law School strives to raise the bar for being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, place of birth, marital status, disability, veteran's status, HIV status, pregnancy, genetic information, health insurance status, and crime victim status. 

Position Summary:

Come spend the spring semester in Vermont! Vermont Law School invites applications for Visiting Professor(s) to teach beginning in January 2023. Teaching needs include Criminal Law, Criminal Practice and Procedure, and multiple sections of Property. This is a non-tenure-track appointment. Applications received by June 1, 2022, will receive first consideration.

Essential Functions and Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for teaching two courses subject to negotiation, based on the curricular needs of the Law School and the interests of the candidates.
  • Coach and mentor students in learning, both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Provide timely feedback in the form of assessments, grading, and other requested formats by using appropriate campus-provided technology.
  • Follow guidelines, policies, and procedures as outlined in the VLS Faculty Handbook including the faculty workload policy and the credit hours policy.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • ABA-accredited J.D. law degree.
  • Experience that demonstrates the ability to effectively teach students, such as prior teaching experience as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer, or other equivalent experience teaching/supervising law students in an academic context, or relevant practice experience.
  • Understanding of, appreciation for, and commitment to inclusion, including the ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints.
  • Enthusiasm for working with law students, especially with first-year students.
  • A demonstrated commitment to scholarship.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (365) programs.
  • Experience using Canvas preferred.
  • Willingness to teach in new Hybrid JD program.

Other Requirements:

  • Respect - Understanding and interest in incorporating VLS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion values into the classroom and workspace.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility - Must be able to adapt to new and emerging technology as established and communicated by the law school to carry out the administrative duties associated with teaching. Willingness and ability to work remotely in emergency situations. 
  • Service - Faculty and staff at Vermont law school provide service to students, the community, and one another through service on committees and appropriate volunteer opportunities both on-and off-campus.
  • Scholarship - Faculty at Vermont Law School are encouraged to pursue research and scholarship opportunities as a critical part of their own continuous learning process.
  • Safety - Willingness to participate with the Vermont Law School faculty and student community and follow Covid19 safety policies and guidelines as laid out by the One VLS Action Team based on the changing landscape of the Covid19 pandemic.
  • Must be able to work legally within the United States without sponsorship.
  • Physical ability to perform all essential functions of the job with or without basic accommodations.

Note: All job requirements are subject to possible revision to reflect changes in the position requirements or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a threat or risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. Employees may be required, from time to time, to follow other job-related duties as requested by their Department Head, Supervisor, Dean, or as outlined in the Faculty Handbook (within guidelines and compliance with Federal and State Laws). Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.