Adjunct Faculty Teaching Positions
Adjunct professors play an important role at NSU Law. By bringing their unique expertise and passion for the law to the classroom, they help students acquire the knowledge and practical skills they will need to become tomorrow's leaders, instilled with the highest standards of justice and professionalism. Adjunct faculty members at NSU Law share a common bond: the desire to contribute to the profession by guiding, teaching, and mentoring students and inspiring them to reach their personal and professional best. As part-time professors, they enhance our curriculum and enrich the Law Center community. Occasionally, we have openings for exceptional professionals who would like to contribute to the Law Center's mission, which is "to ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills, and values that are at the heart of becoming trusted, highly adept, professional lawyers who are respected for serving clients, their communities, and justice." If you possess outstanding credentials and are interested in being considered for part-time teaching opportunities, please review our hiring procedures described below and view the list of anticipated openings. The Law Center is committed to hiring distinguished individuals who reflect the diversity within our greater society and who bring an inclusive, student-centered approach to the classroom.
Qualifications. A Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree is required, with demonstrable subject matter expertise, experience, and teaching ability.
Obligations. Teaching is a privilege that requires a significant personal commitment. Realistically, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to preparing and teaching a law course. Professors are responsible for developing course content that is current, relevant, and engaging. In addition to being present for mandatory classroom hours, adjunct faculty must make time for students outside of dedicated classroom time to answer questions, respond to emails, and grade homework assignments. Grades must be completed and posted in accordance with University deadlines.
Hiring Process. Teaching needs are determined and Law Center schedules are set a number of months in advance. Anticipated openings are posted on our website, which may be accessed by clicking on the "current positions" link below. If there is an opening for a new adjunct professor for a specific course, the Law Center's Adjuncts Committee will accept resumes from adjunct faculty candidates for that course, conduct interviews, and identify the best candidate for the position. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will then make the final decision on hiring and may invite the successful candidate to teach the course.
Procedures. Any qualified person who wishes to be considered for an anticipated adjunct faculty teaching position must complete the Adjunct Candidate Form, include the name of the course for which s(he) is requesting consideration, and provide the following items: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names of two professional references, along with their contact information. Candidates are welcome to submit additional related materials if they want them to be considered by the Adjuncts Committee as part of their qualifications review. Candidates who are not offered a position are welcome to submit a new Adjunct Candidate Form for future openings.
Please click on the link below to check for current anticipated openings. To apply for a posted position, complete the Adjunct Candidate Form and follow the directions on the form for submitting your form and the other required materials outlined above.
Follow-Up. If a candidate is ultimately appointed to teach a course, additional employment materials must be completed in accordance with the University's human resources policies.
Thank you for your interest in contributing to our students’ success.