Visiting Assistant Professor Program

Northwestern Law is not currently accepting applications to the Visiting Assistant Professor program.  Further information on the 2015-2016 VAP program will be posted to this page during the fall 2014 semester.  Please check back then for further information.

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Program Information:

Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP)
The NU VAP Program permits scholars to engage in research and teaching in a collaborative environment before seeking a tenure-track research position.  VAPs join the Northwestern Law faculty on a full-time basis for at least one semester and typically teach one course per semester.  Each VAP should expect to present one or more research papers to the faculty workshop series.

VAP in Taxation
The VAP in Taxation is a two-year position. Applicants must have completed a JD and either an LLM in Taxation and/or substantial practical experience in tax law prior to beginning the program. Applicants with a JD and a PhD in economics, finance, or other related disciplines who have an interest in tax policy are also welcome. Applicants must have a strong interest in engaging in research on tax law and tax policy. The VAP in Taxation will teach two courses in the Law School's Tax Program, which is designed to provide students with both a firm foundation in the principal areas of tax law and deft facility in dealing with complex real-world transactions. The successful VAP candidate will join in the ongoing research of faculty associated with the Tax Program.

Appointments to the VAP program are not appointments to a tenure-track position. Any such appointment requires a separate and independent decision by the faculty, the Dean, and the University Provost and Board of Trustees.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  Northwestern is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.