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Assistant Professor of Law

Western New England University School of Law seeks entry-level or lateral applicants for two full-time tenure-track faculty appointments starting in August 2023.  We are seeking one position to teach doctrinal courses in Criminal Law. We are also seeking candidates interested in teaching clinical offerings and/or facilitating and coordinating our externship placements. Regarding the clinical position, we have flexibility in hiring and especially welcome applications that include innovative clinical models that a candidate wishes to implement.

The committee also invites candidates to include a diversity statement with their submission. A diversity statement of one to two pages can discuss equity, inclusion, and diversity as reflected in the candidate’s personal experiences as well as their teaching, mentorship, scholarship, service and professional activities that seek to empower marginalized students and/or communities. A diversity statement is not necessary if a candidate feels that their commitment to diversity is sufficiently reflected in their other application materials, including their publications and scholarly agenda.

Salary is negotiable, based on qualifications.

For inquiries about this position, please contact Professor Bob Statchen, Chair of the Faculty Personnel Committee ( or Dale-Marie Dahlke, Law School Operations Officer (

Qualified candidates must possess a J.D. degree, have a distinguished law school record, and have successful experience in a judicial clerkship, law practice and/or teaching.  Faculty members in the School of Law must also commit to remaining current in the scholarly life of the discipline and should carry out professional scholarly activities such as attendance at professional conferences, research, and scholarly writing projects within the discipline.  All applications should include a letter of application explaining areas of teaching interest and a CV that includes a record of publications and scholarly agenda.

Excellent benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

In alignment with the University’s commitment to health and safety, all Faculty and Staff are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.