New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY), a comprehensive college of over 18,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Law & Paralegal Studies at the Assistant Professor level, to begin during the 2016-17 academic year. A Spring 2016 appointment is possible.

The Law and Paralegal Studies Department offers ABA accredited associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and is the only CUNY college to offer an ABA approved BS degree in Legal Assistant Studies. The department's full-time faculty consists of licensed attorneys. To prepare students to be competent paralegals, the curriculum addresses both the practical and essential issues needed in the profession; students are introduced to the legal system and various courts, procedural rules needed to assist attorneys in the practice of law, and research both in and out of the law office. Critical thinking and oral and written communication are enforced throughout the curriculum.

Program graduates are employed in private law firms, corporate law departments, and agencies providing legal services, as well as in federal, state and local government agencies and the courts.

Faculty are responsible for teaching a range of legal courses, conducting academic advisement and registration, developing curricula, and conducting appropriate research. Committee and departmental participation is required, as well as professional development activities leading to presentations and publications. Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must hold the Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) and be admitted to the New York State Bar, have a minimum of 3 years practical experience in the field, including experience working as a paralegal or with paralegals. Excellent communication and computer skills are essential. Desirable qualifications also include teaching experience at the college level, and in particular mock trial experience.

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Candidates should provide a cover letter summarizing teaching philosophy and research are, CV/resume and letters of recommendation.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes may begin March 17, 2016.


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Location: NYC College of Technology

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Law & Paralegal Studies

Job ID: 13755

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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