Job Opportunity – Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor Position

Indian Law and Clinic Faculty Position, Alexander Blewett III School of Law

Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana, the only law school in the state, anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track professor beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year to teach Indian law and other courses related to your practice experience, in addition to co-supervising the Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic. Located in a state with twelve Tribal Nations and seven reservations, we provide an opportunity to teach in a place where Indian law issues regularly arise. Our school’s mission emphasizes Indian law training, and the law school offers a Certificate in Indian Law. We are also committed to integrating theory with practice, making substantial practice experience in the areas to be taught particularly valuable. Situated in the recreational center of Western Montana, the law school has a vibrant faculty, a state-of-the-art facility, and a close connection with our students, the bench, and bar. Missoula is home to a wide range of renowned writers, artists, musicians and outdoor enthusiasts, in addition to being a wonderful place to raise a family. We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, veterans, minorities, and other individuals historically underrepresented in the legal profession. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference.

Tenure Track Faculty: Indian Law / Clinic Supervisor Position
Title: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor Position
Closing Date: Screening begins 8/22/2016; applications accepted until further notice or the position is filled

Schedule: Full time academic year position beginning fall semester 2017
Entry Rate: $80,000
Primary Duties: Primary duties include teaching, scholarship, and service, as set forth in the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana Faculty Handbook. Teaching duties include both courses and clinic supervision.


  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school;
  • active bar membership and willingness to become a member of the Montana Bar;
  • a superior academic background;
  • substantial relevant practical experience in Indian Law;
  • potential for effective teaching;
  • potential for scholarship;
  • ability to work with students in a clinical setting;
  • the ability to work collegially with students, staff, faculty, and external constituencies of the law school; and
  • creativity, resourcefulness, fairness, compassion, and initiative.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience advising, with respect to Indian law issues, in a transactional, agency, or litigation setting;
  • ability to develop clients for the Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic;
  • ability to communicate effectively with Indian tribes and peoples;
  • ability to lead programmatic efforts; and
  • interest in recruitment and mentoring of Native American students.

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