Position: Univ. of New Mexico Law School, Assistant Prof in Nat. Resources & Env. Law (Deadline – Sept. 15, 2021, Albuquerque, NM)

Assistant Professor in Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications from entry-level candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in its Natural Resources and Environmental Law (NREL) Program to begin August 1, 2022. The school’s NREL Program includes a NREL Certificate, the Natural Resources Journal, and the NREL Clinic. We seek candidates with scholarly distinction or promise, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates must hold a J.D. or equivalent degree by the date of their application. For budgetary reasons, we have a strong preference for someone who graduated from law school in the past three to five years. 

The School of Law offers a variety of NREL courses, emphasizing issues relevant to New Mexico and the Western United States. In addition, the School of Law explicitly acknowledges the substantial overlap between the Law and Indigenous Peoples Program and the NREL Program, and has a longstanding history of offering students courses and other resources at the intersection of these fields. The successful applicant will devote a significant portion of teaching and research at the intersection of these fields, and will also periodically rotate into the NREL Clinic. 

Offering a J.D. degree, cross-disciplinary dual degrees, and a Masters of Legal Studies, the UNM School of Law is nationally recognized for NREL, including its clinic, and innovative classes that combine law practice skills training with doctrinal instruction and a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio.  

Please direct questions to Laura Spitz, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee (lauraspitz@unm.edu). For full consideration, applicants should apply by September 15, although we recommend that you submit your materials as soon as possible. To view the complete job description and apply, please visit https://unmjobs.unm.edu

UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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