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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Regular Faculty
Location Boise
Division/College College of Law
Department College of Law
Employee Category Faculty
Classification Group Title Regular Faculty
Tenure Tracking Tenure Track
Rank Negotiable (must be justified)
Interim/Term Appointment No
Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track) Not Applicable
Position Type Permanent
Pay Range $85,000-$95,000
Type of Appointment Academic Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Internal Posting?
Position Summary

A full-time (academic year appointment), tenure-track faculty position at the entry-level Assistant Professor rank. This position is responsible for leading the College’s Entrepreneurship Law Clinic. The Clinic is devoted to outreach to the startup and small business community in Idaho. It serves as the base of administration for the PTO-sponsored Patent Pro Bono program for the State of Idaho and also operates as a PTO Certified Trademark Clinic. The position is located at the College’s Boise location. In addition to supervision of clinic students, the position is responsible for teaching two classes in related subjects, developing mentoring relationships with students, advising students on curricular and co-curricular activities, and developing a scholarly, outreach, and engagement agenda that will enrich the scholarly community. The faculty member will also represent the law school through attendance at scholarly conferences, as well as through publication in national and/or international scholarly journals, which may include interdisciplinary placements.


Job Duty Function Teaching & Advising Job Duties/Responsibilities
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Direct and teach the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic and two courses in related areas determined on the basis of mutual interest to the successful candidate and the College of Law.

Job Duty Function Scholarship Job Duties/Responsibilities
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Contribute to and enhance existing scholarship in the faculty member’s desired research areas.

Job Duty Function Outreach & Extension Job Duties/Responsibilities
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Engage in outreach and engagement relevant to the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic and the PTO-sponsored Patent Pro Bono Program, which may include participation in local, statewide, national, and international associations, including professional organizations such as bar associations, scholarly organizations, and law-reform organizations such as the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association.

Job Duty Function University & College Service and Leadership Job Duties/Responsibilities
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Contribute to the College, the University, and the legal profession by serving on college and university committees and projects.


Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have: (1) a J.D. from an ABA-accredited school or the equivalent; (2) a distinguished academic record; (3) a record or the promise of teaching excellence; (4) at least five years of post-J.D. practice, clerking, or teaching experience, two years of which must have been spent primarily in areas relevant to a clinic focused on outreach to the startup community; (5) active membership in at least one state bar and the ability to obtain Idaho bar admission within one year; and (6) a record or the promise of scholarly productivity.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications for this position are: (1) teaching experience in the law clinic setting; (2) demonstrated ability to be a team player; (3) experience in trademark prosecution before the PTO; and (4) registration with the PTO as a patent attorney.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Posting Information

Posting Number F000596P
Posting Date 07/12/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will be effective in the fall semester of 2018. The College of Law will begin reviewing applications on Aug. 21, 2017, and priority will be given to applications received by Oct. 1, 2017. Please discuss in your cover letter how you satisfy the minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications for the position. In addition, please submit a list of three professional references.

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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