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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Tax Clinic

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Posting Number: 2017412F
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Tax Clinic
Position Type: Faculty
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: FT/12 Month
Department: 241-Law School Instruction
Position Summary:

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law seeks an outstanding lawyer-educator to direct and teach its nationally regarded Federal Tax Clinic. The Clinic represents low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS. The Director oversees students working in teams on examinations, administrative appeals, collection matters, and cases before the United States Tax Court, Federal District Courts and Appeals, as well as on comments projects relating to guidance issued by the IRS or Treasury.

The Director will be either a full-time continuing non-tenure track (governed by ABA Standard 405 ( c ) ), tenure-track, or tenured member of the faculty, depending on the qualifications and aspirations of the successful candidate.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Teach and supervise clinical students in the Federal Tax Clinic and serve as the attorney of record in Clinic cases;
• Provide service to the Law School, University, and community, including working with and on behalf of low income taxpayers in organizations that focus on the rights and responsibilities of low income taxpayers; and
• Engage in scholarship (for candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position).

Minimum Qualifications:

• A Juris Doctor degree is required.
• Pennsylvania bar membership (or an ability to waive into the Pennsylvania bar) is required.
• Outstanding clinical teaching ability is required.
• Expertise in federal tax law is required.
• Outstanding scholarly potential is required for candidates seeking a tenure-track position. A demonstrated record of outstanding scholarship is required for candidates seeking a tenured position.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Five years of legal experience is strongly preferred, as is experience working on behalf of low-income taxpayers.
• Prior clinical teaching experience is advantageous, but not essential.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Special Message to Applicants:
Posting Date: 08/01/2017
Closing Date (12am ET):
Salary Posting Information:

Salary commensurate with experience.

Salary Band:
Job Classification: Faculty

References Needed

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Documents needed to complete your application:

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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  3. Writing Sample/Publications
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