Adjunct Faculty for the MLS Program

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You are invited to submit an application to be included in the general pool of candidates from which qualified faculty roles will be filled. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department and there is no guarantee that an open position currently exists. Appointments are renewed based on departmental need and teaching performance. Classes may be day or evening. Rank and compensation are based on experience and academic credentials.


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Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati College of Law, an ABA-accredited law school, seeks practicing attorneys and judges to design and teach courses to students on a part-time basis in the College’s newly established online Masters in Legal Studies (MLS) program. Adjunct professors are part-time, non-tenure/tenure track employees who teach specific courses during specific semesters as agreed. Adjunct instructors will design online courses in collaboration with the MLS Program Director/Associate Director and the instructional design team at UC Online. All MLS courses will be fully asynchronous and will run for seven weeks, during either the first or second half of a semester. Some courses will be offered every semester (fall, spring, summer), while other courses will be taught only in a specific semester.   

Essential Functions

The College is currently seeking applicants to design and teach online MLS courses addressing the following topics:

  • Administrative Law
  • American Legal Systems
  • Business Law
  • Compliance 
  • Contract Law
  • Cyber Security
  • Employment Law
  • Laws & Regulations Applicable to Financial Industry
  • Laws & Regulations Applicable to Healthcare Industry
  • Legal Research & Communication
  • Privacy 
  • Risk Management

Minimum Requirements

  • Hold the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA-accredited law school or the equivalent.
  • Five years post-J.D. work experience in legal practice or a related field, though exceptions will be made for an applicant with fewer years of experience when that person co-teaches with someone who has the minimum experience.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Maintain professional composure and demeanor at all times.
  • Promote vision, mission, and core values of the College.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Prior teaching experience, in particular online teaching, is desirable, but not essential. Applicants, however, must demonstrate evidence of teaching potential.

Required Education

  • Applicants should submit a cv and a list of course(s) and/or area(s) of teaching interest; a cover letter is optional. 
  • This posting is not a guarantee of an open position. Applications are reviewed as openings become available and are accepted on a continual basis.
  • Detailed information provided in response to individual inquiries.


Contact Information
Jacob Katz Cogan, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs,

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95302 


Adjunct Faculty for the MLS Program

Date:  Apr 5, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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