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Center for Animal Law Studies

We’re Hiring a Visiting Professor at CALS!!

March 10, 2017

The Center for Animal Law Studies is now accepting applications for a Visiting Professor (VP) position. The position will run for academic 2 years, beginning fall 2017.

The VP will teach three or four animal law courses per academic year and have the opportunity to write at least one article or other scholarly piece per year. The VP will also have an interest and background in international animal law issues as well as the demonstrated cultural competencies necessary to effectively teach, advise, and mentor our international LL.M. students.

Ideal candidates will have a J.D., at least 2 years of practical experience, the ability to teach and communicate effectively, and strong writing and research skills. We strongly encourage applications from persons in groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. Ideal candidates will have experience working with diverse populations, demonstrated ability to contribute to campus diversity efforts, and/or evidence of cultural competence.

Lewis & Clark Law School is located in Portland, Oregon. Our campus is in a stunning wooded area adjacent to a state wilderness park and offers a peaceful setting for teaching, research, and writing. The campus is located only 10 minutes from downtown Portland and several of Portland’s close-in neighborhoods. Portland offers outstanding restaurants, bars, and coffee shops; excellent traditional and innovative theater and dance; a vibrant music scene; and an impressive and expanding network of bicycling and walking infrastructure. Our faculty and staff have a diverse array of interests and expertise, providing the opportunity for the exchange of stimulating ideas and scholarship.

The VP receives a salary of $50,000 per year, plus contribution towards benefits. The VP will have a private office within the dog-friendly CALS suite and access to our excellent library resources.

To apply, please submit the following by April 15, 2017, to Natasha Dolezal,

  1. C.V.;
  2. Law school transcript;
  3. Cover letter explaining your interest in the VP position and describing how your experience will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity; and
  4. List of areas of teaching interest within the field of animal law.


Lewis & Clark Law School adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to employment and has a firm commitment to promote the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws. 


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