The University of Michigan Law School is seeking to hire a clinical faculty member with a background in international transactions for social enterprises to teach in and direct its International Transactions Clinic (ITC). This is a contractual appointment that starts summer 2018 and can lead to a presumptively renewable long-term contract.
ITC students represent for-profit, non-profit and hybrid organizations around the world, including start-ups, well-established businesses, tax-exempt organizations, impact investors and other social enterprises. Some clients are based in the United States; others are located in emerging markets. All operate internationally and have a social or environmental mission. Typical matters include organization, group structure, governance, financing agreements, commercial agreements, microfranchising, compliance, and other cross-border transactional matters.
The successful applicant will have experience representing for-profit, non-profit and/or hybrid organizations on cross-border transactional matters. Experience working internationally with organizations at the base of the economic pyramid and/or those with a social or environmental mission, is highly desired, as is a demonstrated interest in clinical teaching. Candidates must hold a J.D. degree and be eligible for licensure in Michigan.
Michigan has 18 in-house clinics and guarantees every student admission to at least one. Clinical faculty are initially appointed to a 3-year contract which may be renewed for a second term if the candidate demonstrates the potential to meet the standards for a presumptively renewable 7-year contract. They are considered for promotion to that presumptively renewable contract near the end of their second 3-year term. Clinical faculty have 9-month academic year appointments and are eligible for leaves and financial support for summer case coverage, special projects, and scholarship. They have governance rights that closely parallel tenured and tenure track faculty. Michigan’s faculty salaries and benefits are extremely competitive.
Questions can be directed to Associate Dean David Santacroce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-763-4319. The application deadline is October 12, 2017. Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé to:
John W. Lemmer
Experiential Education Business Administrator
The University of Michigan Law School
701 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.