Assistant Professor

University of South Dakota
Assistant Professor

The University of South Dakota School of Law has a nine month tenure-track faculty position available beginning in the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year to teach Trusts & Wills, Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration and related courses. All applicants must demonstrate performance or promise in teaching, scholarship, and service relevant to the position. In accordance with the policy of the South Dakota Board of Regents, the Law School offers equal opportunities in employment to all persons qualified by academic preparation, experience, and ability for the position, without discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability. The successful applicant must be a licensed attorney in a United States jurisdiction (a state or the District of Columbia) by the time of the appointment.   Applications must be submitted through the Board of Regents electronic employment site: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/. Include on the website: application letter, vita, and names and addresses of three current references. Review of applications will begin November 19, 2012 continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries about use of the website may be directed to Robert Noonan, School of Law, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD 57069; email: Bob.Noonan@usd.edu ; telephone 605-67   The mission of the School of Law is to prepare the lawyers and judges who will administer the federal, state, and American Indian tribal justice systems in South Dakota and to provide a legal education to South Dakota residents, along with nonresidents who choose to attend the School, which will serve as a solid foundation for the practice of law or other professional careers anywhere in the world.

The School of Law does this by providing a doctrinal and humanistic education, supplemented by skills and technical training, in which classroom study and practice skills are of complementary value. As a state-supported public institution and the only law school in South Dakota, the school has a special obligation to provide a basic law degree program of high-quality professional graduate level education in order to produce a sufficient supply of lawyers to meet the current and future needs of South Dakota and to afford qualified South Dakota citizens the opportunity to enter the practice of law in any state. The School of Law has a special obligation to engage in scholarly legal research and service in order to meet community, tribal, state, national, and international needs, to support instruction, to expand knowledge of the law, and to improve the legal infrastructure for the pursuit of justice. All offers of employment are contingent on the favorable results of a background check.  

Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.