Assistant Professor of Law – Tax Law and Trusts & Estates

University of Oregon

Job no: 531983
Work type: Faculty – Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Legal/Law, Instruction

Department: School of Law
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
August 14, 2023; position open until filled.

Required Application Materials

To ensure consideration, application materials should be submitted by August 14, 2023, although submissions will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest; (2) a current resume; (3) a description of their research agenda; (4) a statement addressing their potential contribution(s) to diversity, equity, and inclusion (see next paragraph); and (5) references.

As part of the application process, applicants seeking faculty positions at the University of Oregon are asked to submit a statement about promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers. In evaluating such statements, the law school will consider awareness of inequities and challenges faced by underrepresented students and faculty; track record (commensurate with career stage) of activities that reduce barriers in education or research for underrepresented students and faculty; vision and plans for how their work will continue to contribute to the University of Oregon’s mission to serve the needs of our diverse state and student population and create an inclusive campus; and other relevant factors.

Position Announcement

The University of Oregon School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position focusing on Tax Law and Trusts & Estates, which begins in August 2024. Applicants must have scholarship, teaching, and/or research experience, and/or practice expertise in tax law, trusts & estates, or related fields. Candidates employing any research methodology or approach are welcome to apply.

Successful candidates must be able to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty with a range of disciplinary perspectives, culturally diverse backgrounds, and multiple intersectional identities, as well as be able to help advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the University community.

Minimum Requirements

  • JD from an accredited law school or equivalent degree.
  • Record of academic excellence, demonstrated expertise and success or the potential for success in producing outstanding scholarship regarding tax law, trusts & estates, or related fields.
  • Scholarship, teaching, and/or research experience, and/or practice expertise in Environmental Law or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with substantial scholarship, teaching, and research experience, and/or practice expertise in tax law and trusts & estates.

About the University

The University of Oregon School of Law is a dynamic ABA-accredited law school and Oregon’s only public law school. Degrees offered include Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES), and a minor in undergraduate legal studies. Oregon Law’s mission is to provide a world-class education. We prepare students through excellent classroom teaching paired with a multitude of practical experience opportunities and robust professional development. Our faculty produce exceptional research and scholarship. We accomplish our mission in a positive, inclusive environment where we strive to provide everyone with opportunities to grow, contribute, and develop. Our aim is to learn, teach, and practice the principles of equity and justice as critical foundations for our overall effort to achieve excellence as a top-ranked law school. Success in this work requires a diverse group of people in various faculty and staff roles working in one of our two locations, Eugene and Portland. The University of Oregon is located within the traditional homelands of the Southern Kalapuya. Learn more about Oregon Law at, and consider joining our team.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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