Pro Tempore – Open Pool

University of Oregon School of Law

Position Summary

Pro tem instructors are temporary, non-full-time faculty who teach one or more courses in an academic year. Pro tempore positions are potentially renewable based on curricular needs, funding, and performance. Pro tem instructors work under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and the pool will remain active through February 2025.

The law school is interested in pro tem candidates with significant teaching and/or practice experience in the following areas: accounting and finance for lawyers, administrative law, alternative dispute resolution/mediation, antitrust, arbitration, bankruptcy, business law, civil procedure, conflicts of law, constitutional law, contracts, corporate finance, corporate law, criminal law and procedure, disability law, employment discrimination, employment law, energy law, environmental law, estate planning, evidence, family law, federal judicial settlements, federal jurisdiction, green construction, hazardous waste law, health law, human rights, immigration law, intellectual property law, international law, interviewing and counseling, jurisprudence, labor law, land use law, legal research and writing, LLM seminar, litigation, local government law, professional responsibility, property law, renewable energy law, securities regulation, sports law, tax law, trial practice, tribal law, water resources law, and wildlife law.

The law school is interested in candidates with expertise in a variety of law-related subjects who have experience teaching undergraduate students. The law school offers a curriculum of undergraduate legal studies courses and seeks pro tempore instructors for some of those courses as well.

Minimum Requirements

• A J.D. is required for candidates interested in teaching J.D. law courses.
• To teach undergraduate courses in the Legal Studies program or graduate courses in the Conflict and Dispute Resolution program, a Master’s degree is required; a Ph.D. or J.D. are preferred.*
• Candidates must have proven ability in their fields of expertise. Proven teaching effectiveness will receive high priority in filling these positions.

*In exceptional circumstances and upon approval by the Academic Dean, extensive experience may be considered in lieu of a graduate degree.

Professional Competencies

Demonstrated ability to 1) work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and with multiple intersectional identities; and 2) advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university community.

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