School of Law Faculty Positions

Open Positions

St. John’s University School of Law seeks candidates for a full-time clinical professor for our in-house Securities Arbitration Clinic, beginning June 1, 2023. Prof. Christine Lazaro, the Director of the Clinic, will be taking on the additional role of Vice Dean for Academic Affairs starting in Summer 2023. We are seeking to add an additional clinical professor to work with Prof. Lazaro as assistant director, associate director, or co-director of the clinic, depending on experience.

The Law School has a robust clinical program covering a wide array of practice areas, promoting social and economic justice for client communities. All clinics engage in direct client representation as well as law/policy reform. The Clinic will also have a seminar component. The position provides opportunities and support for scholarly research and writing, if desired, but this is not a requirement as clinical scholarship is defined more broadly (e.g., writing amicus briefs, op-eds, etc.).

During the clinical professor’s first year of appointment, the Professor will teach the Securities Arbitration Clinic, a 4-credit course taught in each of the fall and spring semesters. The class meets once weekly, and the Professor is expected to be on campus throughout the week while students are conducting office hours on their cases. In the Professor’s second year, the Professor will teach additional courses, building up to a teaching load of the Clinic each semester, as well as 4 additional credits per year by the Professor’s third year. A candidate hired as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Education will be given a one-year renewable contract. A candidate hired as an Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education will be given a presumptively renewable five-year contract; and a candidate hired as a Professor of Clinical Legal Education will be given a presumptively renewable nine-year contract.

Clinical faculty are fully engaged members of the Law School community. The starting salary for new clinical professors and tenure-track faculty is the same. All faculty, including clinical professors, are able to hire research and teaching assistants, participate in faculty colloquia, receive support for academic travel, and are eligible for summer research grants and publication awards. They are encouraged to undertake scholarship and are supported in doing so. They participate in committees, hold administrative positions, and engage in other aspects of shared governance.

Qualifications include the following: a J.D. degree; a minimum of five years of experience as a practicing lawyer; membership in good standing in the NY bar; significant experience practicing in securities arbitration before FINRA and other self-regulatory organizations; excellent written and oral communication skills and advocacy skills; a demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently; and a demonstrated commitment to investor education and protection. Clinical or other relevant teaching and mentoring experience and experience in program design and development are preferred.

St. John’s Law is located in New York City in the borough of Queens, one of the most diverse urban counties in the United States. St. John’s Law is part of St. John’s University, a Catholic, Vincentian, metropolitan, and global institution with campuses in New York, Rome, and Paris that is committed to academic excellence and service to those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages. St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law. We are deeply committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, and we are particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, the names of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available). Please send materials in a single PDF to Professor Rachel H. Smith, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at lawfac@stjohns.edu.

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks entry-level and lateral candidates to join our dynamic faculty. We are deeply committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, and we are particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty. We hope to make multiple hires and are open to a variety of teaching and scholarly interests.

St. John’s Law School is located in New York City in the borough of Queens, one of the most diverse urban communities in the United States. We have a vibrant student body and high bar passage and employment rates. St. John’s Law School is part of St. John’s University, a Catholic, Vincentian, metropolitan, and global institution with campuses in New York, Rome, and Paris that is committed to academic excellence and service to those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages. St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law.

We will consider candidates listed in the AALS FAR, as well as those who apply directly. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, the names of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available). Please send materials in a single PDF to Professor Rachel H. Smith, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at lawfac@stjohns.edu.

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks candidates for two full-time faculty positions to teach Legal Writing in its J.D. program. We are deeply committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, and we are particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty.

Legal Writing faculty are fully engaged members of the St. John’s Law community. The starting salary for new Legal Writing and tenure-track faculty is the same. All faculty, including Legal Writing professors, are able to hire research and teaching assistants, participate in faculty colloquia, receive support for academic travel, and are eligible for summer research grants and publication awards. They are encouraged to undertake scholarship and are supported in doing so. They participate in committees, hold administrative positions, and engage in other aspects of shared governance.

During the Legal Writing Professor’s first year of appointment, the professor will teach one section (approximately 35 students) of Legal Writing, a 2-credit course taught in each of the fall and spring semesters. The class meets twice weekly. In the Professor’s second year, the Professor will teach additional courses, building up to a teaching load of one section of Legal Writing each semester, as well as 4 additional credits per year by the Professor’s third year. St. John’s Law has a robust program in writing and skills development. The first-year Legal Writing course, which covers legal analysis, writing, and research, is this program’s cornerstone. A candidate hired as an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing will be given a one-year renewable contract that can ultimately lead to a seven-year presumptively renewable contract.

St. John’s Law is located in New York City in the borough of Queens, one of the most diverse urban counties in the United States. St. John’s Law is part of St. John’s University, a Catholic, Vincentian, metropolitan, and global institution with campuses in New York, Rome, and Paris that is committed to academic excellence and service to those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages. St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, the names of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available). Please send materials in a single PDF to Professor Rachel H. Smith, Co-Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at lawfac@stjohns.edu.