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University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Law and Legal Studies
Posting Number

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type
Open Rank

Hiring Department
School of Law (588A)

Academic Location
School of Law

Campus: Main - Albuquerque, NM

Benefits Eligible
The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

Position Summary

The University of New Mexico School of Law invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in its Economic Justice Clinic (EJC), to begin August 1, 2022. Entry level and experienced clinicians are encouraged to apply. Academic rank and salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

Offering a J.D. degree, cross-disciplinary dual degrees, and a Masters of Legal Studies, the UNM School of Law is nationally recognized for its innovative classes that combine skills training with doctrinal instruction and a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The Clinical Program is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the United States. One of the oldest in the country, it is committed to serving low-income clients, increasing access to justice for historically underserved people and communities, and to advocating for social justice. Unlike students at many other law schools, all J.D. students at UNM must complete a six- credit-hour clinical course to graduate.

An integral part of the Law School's clinical program, EJC works to reduce structural inequality and promote equitable economic development in low-income communities through direct representation of individuals and legal support for community-based organizing efforts in the areas of workers' rights, housing, and grassroots entrepreneurship. This position involves teaching primarily in EJC, with opportunities to teach elsewhere in the curriculum depending on experience and qualifications. EJC faculty supervise students in all aspects of direct client representation and community-based projects, and they teach clinical skills classes. More information about the EJC may be found here: clinic.html. Currently ranked 9th in the country by U.S. News, more information about the Clinical Program may be found here: Additional information about the School of Law may be found here:

We value candidates from diverse backgrounds and perspectives as we work toward enriching our students' learning through inclusion and enhancing the faculty's academic mission of research, teaching, service, and community engagement in New Mexico, the United States, and the world. Women with a background in a STEM discipline, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, groups historically marginalized in American life, individuals with disabilities, and those from rural origins, first-generation college experience, and veteran status are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to be part of a university-wide priority on excellence-and-equity across all dimensions of the academic mission.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a J.D. or equivalent legal degree by the date of application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching, supervising, and mentoring law students or new attorneys.

  • A record of demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in academic scholarship.

  • Commitment to serving low income and/or historically underserved clients, reducing structural inequality and promoting equitable economic development in low-income communities and providing legal support for community-based organizing efforts.

  • Law practice experience in workers' rights, housing, grassroots entrepreneurship and/or increasing economic equity for low-wealth communities.

  • Demonstrated interest in social justice advocacy and serving vulnerable communities.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application Instructions

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Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best Consideration
For best consideration, please apply by 9/15/2021. This position will remain open until filled.

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