• Join Our Faculty! Two Positions Open at the UNC School of Government

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    We are excited to announce the opening of two faculty positions at the UNC School of Government. We are seeking passionate, committed, and knowledgeable individuals to join our team and contribute to our mission of improving the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government.

    Position 1: Assistant Professor of Public Law & Government (Decedents’ Estates, Trusts, and Special Proceedings). This tenure track faculty position is ideal for an attorney with a strong dedication to public service, an eagerness to teach, and a flair for legal research and writing. The selected candidate will specialize in guiding elected and assistant clerks of superior courts in North Carolina in their judicial role, focusing on decedents’ estate administration and estate proceedings; trusts and trust proceedings; and special proceedings involving real property and motor vehicles. You will become a vital resource for clerks presiding over these matters through advising, teaching, and scholarly research and writing. This role is crucial in developing and delivering training to hundreds of clerks annually, requiring close collaboration with the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts and the North Carolina Conference of Superior Court Clerks.  To apply for the position, click here: UNC-Chapel Hill Employment Opportunities | Assistant Professor of Public Law & Government (peopleadmin.com)

    Position 2: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government (Civil Procedure and Trials). Our second opening is for an Adjunct Assistant Professor specializing in civil procedure, civil trials, contested hearings, and the fair administration of justice in civil cases. This adjunct faculty role has a one-year appointment and entails teaching, writing, and advising judicial officials on North Carolina law related to civil trials and contested hearings. Responsibilities include planning and teaching in programs for judicial officials, advising on legal issues in pending cases, and contributing to the Civil manual in the North Carolina Clerk of Superior Court Manual Series and the Superior Court Judges’ Benchbook. To apply for the position, click here: UNC-Chapel Hill Employment Opportunities | Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government (peopleadmin.com)

    Qualifications and Application Process. Candidates for both positions must hold a J.D., demonstrate excellent writing skills, a strong academic background, and a commitment to public service. For the Assistant Professor role, four or more years of legal practice experience are preferred. For the Adjunct Assistant Professor position, a minimum of one year of experience in civil litigation or a related area is required, with strong academic credentials and teaching or training experience highly regarded.

    We hope you will consider applying yourself or forwarding this post to someone who you think would be a good candidate for either position!

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