Visiting Professor, Tax LLM
University of San Francisco
Visiting Professor, Tax LLM
The University of San Francisco School of Law is seeking applicants for a Visiting Professorship in tax for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Visitor may also have the opportunity to teach an elective/seminar, if the schedule permits, as part of a commitment to two courses each semester.
USF Law, established in 1912, is steeped in a commitment to the social responsibility and justice hallmarks of Jesuit education, and focused on the training of prepared, ethical and engaged lawyers. As a small community, students and faculty have an opportunity to develop strong relationships and we pride ourselves on the accessibility and support provided to our students by faculty and staff alike. In serving one of the most diverse law student populations in the country, we strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or from underrepresented communities.
USF Law is located in a world-class city, just north of Golden Gate Park and halfway between Ocean Beach and the Financial District. The many cultural and natural attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area are a short commute from our school and the Northern California region holds many more.
Successful candidates possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and will demonstrate:
● a record of professional excellence and strong classroom teaching skills;
● a commitment to service and potential for success as a contributing member of a dynamic and diverse community;
● a willingness and ability to perform in either an in-person, hyflex, or remote modality. USF is committed to offering almost all classes in-person or hyflex for the fall semester, however, it is likely that public health restrictions may require some classes to be offered remotely
The Visiting Professor is a temporary non-tenure track appointment given to faculty with special skills to complement the law school curriculum. The appointee will usually be on leave or be retired from a full time faculty position at another university. While in residence, the Visiting Professor will plan, organize, and teach in the school’s programs; perform research; and/or complete any other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean.
Full Job Description:
• Effective teaching and classroom instruction including delivering lectures and facilitating class discussions
• Use formative assessment techniques in order to provide students with “real time” feedback on their writing and understanding of course material (e.g., midterm exam, short writing assignments, multiple choice questions, etc.)
• Observe regular office hours and be available to students during office hours and by appointment
• Prepare course syllabus, homework assignments, handouts, and relevant course materials
• Grade and evaluate students’ coursework and submit grades promptly by established deadlines
• Advise students and provide mentorship on academic, bar prep and curricula issues
• Participate in faculty activities such as scholarship lunches, teaching lunches, faculty meetings, and possibly serve on school of law committees
• JD required, LLM or PhD advantaged but not required
• Expertise in particular course subject matter
• 3 years of legal experience or 3 years teaching experience required
• Experience with or the ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.
Additional Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Knowledge of laws, legal codes, and court procedures
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Canvas and Zoom a plus
• Additional duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean
Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
Individuals will provide lectures in a classroom or auditorium setting or by Zoom and provide counseling to students in an office during office hours or by telephone or electronic communication. These duties may require standing or sitting for long periods of time, transporting class materials, and working at a computer or desk.
Travel and other work environments may be required depending on the special skills and assignments of the visiting professor.
Please apply with the following information:
• Cover letter indicating the reasons for your interest in USF, the courses you are most interested in and qualified to teach and listing others you would be willing to teach.
• A current curriculum vitae, clearly stating your teaching experience.
• Applicants must include a Diversity Statement with their application. The diversity statement can include evidence of:
• Experience working with or commitment to multicultural, underrepresented, underserved, and diverse communities;
• Experience working with or commitment to: people of color; first generation scholars; women of color; transgender and non-binary people; people living with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people
• Experience with or commitment to engaging students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations;
• Knowledge of or sensitivity to the specific concerns and issues of underrepresented populations
• Course evaluations for the relevant classes.
References will be solicited from finalists and do not need to be submitted with the initial application.
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit http://www.usfca.edu.
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