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Entry-Level Assistant Professor, College of Law

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You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Rank and compensation will be based on experience and academic credentials.


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COLLEGE OF LAW seeks to hire up to four entry-level tenure-track faculty members. We welcome candidates across all areas of law and encourage applications from persons who would add to the diversity of our academic community. Applicants must possess a J.D. or equivalent degree and excellent academic credentials and have demonstrated potential for outstanding teaching and scholarship. We are interested in applicants with a wide variety of professional and academic experiences and backgrounds. 

Questions about the entry-level hiring process should be directed to Professor Emily Houh ( and Professor Kristin Kalsem (, Co-Chairs of the Entry-Level Faculty Appointments Committee. To be considered, candidates must apply online via the University of Cincinnati recruitment system at All applications require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research agenda, writing sample, as well as teaching evaluations (if available) and contact information for three references. Entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply by September 1, 2022, and we recommend that you submit your materials at your earliest convenience.

The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Essential Functions

  • As senior faculty, may act as a mentor for junior faculty, research associates, and graduate students
  • Provide input and make recommendations on departmental budgets, purchasing of technology and equipment, and potential disciplinary issues
  • Provide leadership role in meetings, participate in governance, prepare materials for teaching
  • Evaluate, design and revise curriculum for department and/or college
  • Conduct and teach assigned undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and seminars
  • Mentor and advise students on their development, including choices relating to academic program, research projects, and possible career directions
  • Serve on college or university committees and participate in curriculum development activities
  • Engage and lead in other activities ancillary to or in support of his or her responsibilities
  • Render service to the professional or lay community which is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty
  • Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University-related communications
  • Other related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a J.D. or equivalent degree. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research evidenced by strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.  Candidates for a tenured appointment should demonstrate intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential significant contributions to the department, University of Cincinnati, and wider scholarly community.
  • Must exercise self-discipline and have the ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Possess outstanding leadership skills which demonstrate evidence of effective teaching ability, commitment to student success, and service to the profession.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present complex material to students unfamiliar with a subject.
  • Must have outstanding writing skills to present research in written format.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with individuals from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.


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.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


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).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 88246 


Entry-Level Assistant Professor, College of Law

Date:  Nov 13, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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