Tenure and Tenure-Track Faculty Candidates Invited to Apply

Washington University School of Law invites applications from entry-level or lateral candidates for tenure-track and tenured positions, to begin in the fall of 2024. We are searching for entry level, tenure-track faculty, particularly in private law, as well as tenure-track or lateral appointments in family law, health law, intellectual property and/or technology and the law, and empirical legal analysis.

Candidates must have at a minimum a JD or, in certain cases, the equivalent in a related field. Entry level candidates should have strong scholarly potential and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Lateral candidates should have demonstrated scholarly excellence and evidence of teaching success. Strong candidates will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which students can learn and thrive. Duties for all faculty will include engaging in research and producing scholarship, teaching assigned courses, advising students, and participating in law school and university governance and service. The committee will be reviewing entry-level applications submitted through the AALS Faculty Appointments Register, but we also invite submissions outside of the FAR process.

Candidates who are not applying through the FAR process may submit applications directly to Professor Adrienne Davis, Chair of the Appointments Committee, Washington University School of Law, by emailing them to lawappts@wustl.edu (please use only that e-mail address rather than emailing the chair or committee members materials directly). Although there is no deadline, lateral candidates and entry-level candidates not participating in the FAR process will have the best chance of full consideration if they are received as early as possible in September. Application materials should include a cover letter, a resume that includes at least three references, and a job-talk paper if available.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Our Chancellor’s statement on diversity can be found here.