Faculty Recruitment


The Law School Entry-Level Appointments Committee and Personnel Committee recruit for all tenured and tenure-track appointments at the rank of assistant, associate, and full professor. Faculty appointments are made upon recommendation to the dean by the full-time tenure-track faculty. The dean of the Law School, University provost, and University Board of Trustees must approve all faculty appointments.

The Law School actively recruits for faculty positions at the tenure-track levels listed above and the following non-tenure-track professorships: Senior Lecturer, Adjunct Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor in Taxation, clinical appointments in our Bluhm Legal Clinic and the Communication and Legal Reasoning (CLR) Program and Pre/Post Doctorate Programs (in various disciplines) offered jointly with the Kellogg School of Management.

Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community. The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to the University's goal of diversification through a history of work with students and colleagues of diverse backgrounds (including race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion). Candidates should be prepared to explain how they have been and could be involved in this University goal. The Law School especially welcomes candidates from underrepresented groups.

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