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Clinical Assistant Professor (Paralegal Studies), Variable Time

Website Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor (Paralegal Studies)
Deadline to Apply: 07/07/2023
Application Deadline Type: by close of business (4:30 p.m.)
Job Category: Faculty
Department: School of Justice and Public Safety-SIUC
College: College of Health and Human Sciences-SIUC
Months of Appointment: 9-month

Position Summary:
The School of Justice and Public Safety at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications for one or more variable time (1-2 classes per semester) Clinical Assistant Professors to contribute to the school’s American Bar Association (ABA)-approved Paralegal Studies program. These are term, non-tenure track faculty position with an anticipated appointment date of August 16, 2023.

SIU Carbondale’s Paralegal Studies program dates back to 1983 and provides higher education opportunities to students interested in pursuing careers in the legal field, either as paralegals immediately upon earning their bachelor’s degree or as attorneys after completing a law degree (the program offers a dual degree with the SIU School of Law). Paralegal Studies courses are taught online and on-campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The individual will teach 1-2 face-to-face and/or online courses within the Paralegal Studies curriculum and may develop coursework in a substantive legal specialty area.  Direct face-to-face instruction may require evening assignments. Faculty will be required to hold office hours (remote as approved).

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must:

-Possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited law school and knowledge of the paralegal profession.
-Have demonstrable experience working as or with paralegals (please explain in cover letter).

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include:

-An active law license (admitted to and in good standing with a state bar).
-College-level teaching experience.

General Information – College/Department:
College/Department: Interested applicants may follow links for information about the Paralegal Studies program (, School of Justice and Public Safety (, and College of Health and Human Sciences (

REQUIRED application documents include (1) Cover letter detailing your interest in the position, relevant experiences, and commitment to student success; (2) A resume or curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts showing earned JD (official will be required upon hire); (4) A statement listing the specific courses in the curriculum you are willing and qualified to teach along with a statement detailing the basis for your preparation (see for course list). Item (4) should be uploaded under “Other” in the application system.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other, Transcripts
Contact: Matthew Giblin
Contact Phone #: 618-453-6360
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