Open position: Visiting faculty

UT Law invites applications for a one-semester visiting faculty position to commence in the fall of 2016 to teach business law-related courses through the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law. Courses of interest to the school include admiralty law, M&A, commercial leasing, intellectual property licensing, and other transactional courses, as well as courses focusing on the changing role of technology in the modern day practice of law. Successful applicants must have a strong academic and practice background. Preference may be given to those applicants who are seeking to enter the academy from private practice. This visiting position is in no way an interim step toward a full-time faculty appointment at the University of Tennessee.

In furtherance of the university’s and the college’s fundamental commitment to diversity among our faculty, student body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to a diverse law school environment.

The search committee will review applications upon receipt and anticipate an offer of the position will be made in January 2016. Applications, including a letter of interest, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references, should be sent to:

George W. Kuney
Lindsay Young Distinguished Professor of Law and
Director of the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law
University of Tennessee College of Law
1505 W. Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1810

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.