University of Missouri School of Law: Seeking Visiting Assistant Professor

The University of Missouri School of Law invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) position to begin in the Fall of 2019, which is designed for promising scholars planning to pursue a career in the legal academy. Funds for this program are provided by the University’s Division for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity. Our VAP colleague will teach one course per semester in order to develop teaching skills while enjoying the resources and time to develop one or more substantial scholarly works. Experienced members of our faculty will provide mentorship, including extensive feedback on teaching and scholarship. The VAP will attend faculty workshops and colloquia, and will present and practice job talks in a supportive setting. The VAP will be eligible for a summer research grant between first and second years, have access to research assistants, and receive a budget for professional travel. A J.D. and an excellent academic record are required.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system and is one of only 34 public universities in the country belonging to the Association of American Universities. As both a research and land grant university, we have extraordinary opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching. In addition, Columbia is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter indicating teaching and scholarly interests, a CV and three references to the university’s employment portal. Questions about the application process may be directed to Associate Dean Paul Litton at

Additional information about the School of Law is available at The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women, candidates of color and other under-represented communities in the legal academy. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.