Open Faculty Positions At Baylor Law

Thank you for your interest in Baylor Law.

The University:  Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked, tier one research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our dedication to teaching and research while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our academic strategic plan, Illuminate (baylor.edu/illuminate). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Open Tenure-Track Positions

 Baylor Law will be interviewing to fill multiple tenure-track positions to provide coverage in a variety of areas based upon Baylor Law’s curricular needs and an applicant’s experience. Please select from the following positions and apply to the one that best describes your interest and experience:

 Transactional/Commercial/Business Law

The primary teaching responsibility includes electives in the areas of transactional, commercial, or business areas based upon Baylor Law’s curricular needs and the applicant’s experience. Such courses could include real estate finance, construction, oil & gas/alternative energy, debt financing, business succession planning, individual or entity income taxation, nonprofit organizations, digital/cybersecurity, elder law/special needs, retirement, international business transactions, international trade, consumer protection, bankruptcy, creditors remedies, negotiable instruments/payment systems, franchising, sports law, healthcare.

To apply for the Transactional/Commercial/Business Law position click on this link and look for the blue "Apply Now" button.

Other Available Courses

The primary teaching responsibility for this position is teaching courses based on Baylor Law's curricular needs and applicant's experience. Courses could include criminal law, criminal procedure, advanced criminal procedure, criminal practice and procedure, sentencing, white collar crime, juvenile justice, municipal government, military justice, patent law, patent practice and procedure, patent litigation, and Texas administrative law. The Faculty Appointments Committee welcomes expressions of interest in all areas, especially from candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty.   The Faculty Appointments Committee welcomes expressions of interest in all areas, especially from candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty.

To apply for the Other Available Courses position click on this link and look for the blue "Apply Now" button.
 

Open Full-Time Lecturer Position

Assistant Dean/Academic Support Program

Baylor Law will be interviewing to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track lecture position.  The selected individual will hold the title of Assistant Dean/Academic Support and will have the opportunity to lead in further significant development of Baylor Law’s formal program for academic support.  This individual will work closely with members of the Law School leadership, staff, and faculty to envision, design, manage, and implement programming to support the school’s educational, training, and professional development goals for its students. The Director will draw on experience, research, and national best practices to develop and coordinate programming to support teaching and learning at Baylor Law.

Core Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the faculty, develop, and implement cohesive and comprehensive programming to help transition students into the law school learning environment and to promote their academic success through graduation and bar exam passage.
  • Research and implement the most current best practices for fostering academic success skills and bar exam success.
  • Develop data-driven mechanisms for evaluating the academic success of students and program goals.
  • Regularly review Baylor Law’s academic and bar support program and make recommendations to the faculty to enhance the educational experience for students.
  • Teach in the Academic Success Program.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings as requested.
  • Serve on faculty and staff committees that seek to advance the goals of Baylor Law and the Academic Success Program.
  • Supervise academic support staff.

Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-approved law school; strong law school and undergraduate academic credentials.
  • Admitted to the bar in at least one jurisdiction.
  • At least two years working as a practicing attorney in any field.
  • At least two years of prior law school teaching experience in or related to academic support or bar preparation is preferred.
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • An understanding of the dynamics of diversity and accessibility (including first-generation college graduates) in legal education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding into one’s work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking and listening skills.
  • Knowledge of advising, coaching, and counseling techniques.
  • Flexibility to work in the evenings, and sometimes on weekends.
  • Experience working with statistics and data is a plus.
  • Prior successful experience directing, or serving as an associate director, of an academic support or bar preparation program is a plus.

To apply for the Assistant Dean/Academic Support Program position click on this link and look for the blue "Apply Now" button.

 

For questions or further information please contact: 

Karen_Ehgotz@baylor.edu

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.  Please click here to review the Baylor Law Notice of Non-Discrimination.

 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Baylor University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, immigration status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information or the refusal to submit to a genetic test, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed military service, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, Texas, or local law (“Protected Characteristics”). These Protected Characteristics are interpreted consistently with relevant and applicable law.

Baylor University admits students of any Protected Characteristic to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any Protected Characteristic in employment or in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

The University is controlled by a predominantly Baptist Board of Regents and is operated within the Christian-oriented aims and ideals of Baptists. Baylor is also affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a cooperative association of autonomous Texas Baptist churches. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others.

As a religiously controlled institution of higher education, the University prescribes standards of personal conduct. While the University does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, per se, it does regulate conduct that is inconsistent with the religious values and beliefs that are integral to its Christian faith mission. See the Baylor Statement on Human Sexuality at https://www.baylor.edu/risk/doc.php/343044.pdf. This policy statement is neither intended to discourage, nor is it in fact applicable to, any analytical discussion of law and policy issues involved, or to discussions of any recommendations for changes in existing law. Discussions of these matters are both practiced and are welcomed within our curriculum.

For additional information, visit the Baylor University Notice of Non-Discrimination webpage.