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Friday, September 7, 2018

Temple Seeks To Hire A Tax Clinician

TempleFrom Alice Abreu (Temple):

Our Sheller Center for Social Justice has an opening for a clinician who will establish and run a clinic.  There is no subject matter limitation for the clinics that form a part of the Center and the search is simply for someone interested in establishing and running a clinic (either live client or systemic advocacy) at the Center; the precise nature of the clinic will depend on the interests and expertise of the individual selected. The selection Committee is interested in considering individuals who might want to establish an Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, so we'd like to circulate the ad for the position as widely as possible within the tax community.

The ad is blow the fold:

Position Summary: The Temple University Beasley School of Law solicits applications for an assistant/associate clinical professor of law for its Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice. The Sheller Center, which opened its doors in October 2013, is an innovative, dynamic legal program that integrates students into its efforts to address as its main priority pressing legal problems facing under-served Philadelphians. The position will begin July 1, 2019. This full-time, non-tenured position is renewable yearly initially, but may, depending on the candidate’s qualifications, be eligible for long-term, renewable contracts in compliance with ABA Standard 405(c). Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

Minimum Qualifications: An excellent academic record and a J.D. degree; a preferred minimum of 5 years significant law practice and/or clinical teaching experience; and must be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar or willing to become a member as soon as practical following appointment. The ideal candidate will have both significant practice experience, which includes experience with direct services and systemic social justice advocacy, and law teaching experience. Demonstrated research and writing ability is required, ideally published work in a law journal or comparable publication. Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and we strongly encourage veterans, women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in law teaching to apply.

To Apply: Please send the following to Professor Theresa Glennon: 1) cover letter; 2) one page statement of interest, including an explanation of how the applicant’s experiences demonstrate her ability to meet the academic and social justice goals of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice; 3) writing sample, preferably of published work; 4) resume or c.v. Interested persons are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as interviews will start in September 2018. The position is open until filled.

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