Job Opportunities

Below are short descriptions of the current openings that the University of Minnesota Law School has to offer. To see the full descriptions, please follow the link after the short description, select if you're an External Applicant, Student, or Current U Employee, and then type in the job opening number at the top of the Search Jobs prompt. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


Associate Pofessor of Clinical Law

The University of Minnesota Law School is seeking applicants for a clinic faculty position beginning Fall 2023 in the area of immigration and detainee rights. The clinic faculty member will work in the James H. Binger Center for New Americans [BCNA].  Specifically, in the Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic which is one of three interrelated BCNA clinics along with the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic and the Detainee Rights Clinic.

The BCNA is a comprehensive immigration law clinic housed within the Law Clinic office. The Law School currently offers 25+ clinical courses with a broad diversity of subject matters. Nine in-house clinical faculty members and twenty part-time adjunct instructors teach in the program. The BCNA is an integral part of the Law School’s clinical programs where students are prepared for the increasing complexities of legal practice in a diverse community.

The full position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 351997. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


Assistant Director of Public Interest

The Assistant Director, Public Interest has primary responsibility for overseeing all public interest career support for JD students at the Law School. The Assistant Director, Public Interest delivers services regarding comprehensive career and professional development initiatives for JD students exploring careers in government, nonprofit, and other public interest career paths. The Assistant Director provides specialized professional development counseling to students via direct individual counseling, group programs, and/or video and electronic communications.

The Assistant Director plans and organizes programs on varying public interest-career-related topics and will broaden and deepen relationships with employers, faculty, donors, and student organizations related to public interest work. Additional responsibilities include solicitation of employment data and other employment compliance requests. The Law School is proud to serve a diverse and varied group of internal and external constituents. This candidate will need to work effectively across these diverse communities.

The full position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 351702. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


Executive Assistant to the Dean

The Executive Assistant to the Dean provides high-level administrative support to the Law School dean and Dean’s Office. This full-time position reports directly to the Dean, has discretionary authority and responsibility for carrying out job functions on behalf of the Dean, and exercises independent judgment in prioritizing work and problem-solving. The ideal candidate will approach work with vigor and determination, multi-task like a pro, operate at a high level of autonomy, and anticipate a need before it arises.

Primary responsibilities include managing the Dean’s meeting and travel schedule, managing workflow and correspondence, and researching and preparing drafts on a variety of subjects. The Executive Assistant is also responsible for implementing and managing the general operations within the Dean’s Office including staffing, facilities, budget, and special events. The Dean’s Office is proud to serve a diverse population of faculty, students, staff, and alumni, and also interacts with a wide and varied group of internal and external constituents. The successful candidate will need to work well across these diverse communities.

The full position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 351535. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


Adjunct Professor

Consider teaching as an adjunct and work with energetic students, make connections with colleagues and keep in touch with the academic community, help develop the next generation of lawyer-leaders, and gain a deeper understanding of the material.

There are four options for teaching as an Adjunct Professor:

  1. Core Course - traditional course with support from prior Law School professors, choose a textbook and develop your own syllabus. (Examples: Trademark Law, Labor Law, Secured Transactions, etc.)
  2. Turnkey Course - course with the syllabus, readings, lesson plans, and exercises already designed. With support from program directors, your main role is to prepare for class and teach. (Examples: Legal Research & Writing, Legal Writing II, Law in Practice, etc.)
  3. Custom Course - develop a new course using your expertise on a specialized legal topic that is particularly relevant to today's law students. (Examples: Campaign Finance and Election Law, Law and Social Media, and Marijuana Law & Policy)
  4. Independent Field Placement - work with one or two students at your office. The student gains a meaningful legal experience and you gain a helpful intern. 50-100 hours per semester and supervised by a Law School faculty member. (Examples: Private law firms, Public law practices, Corporate legal departments)

For more information on all courses, please contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Oren Gross at gross084@umn.edu.