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.


Finance and Administrative Specialist

The Finance and Administrative Specialist works within the University of Minnesota Law Library administrative and accounting departments. Reporting to the Law Library Director and the Administrative Director, the Finance and Administrative Specialist exercises a high degree of independence in their day-to-day work, conducting data analysis, organizing and prioritizing multiple requests, tasks, and deadlines while continually problem-solving and training and advising law library employees in regards to departmental and university policies and procedures. The position’s scope of interactions includes faculty, staff, students, members of the legal community, faculty at other law schools, external vendors, and members of the general public. This position serves as a backup for the Administrative Director, which requires strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to analyze data effectively.

The Law School is proud to serve a diverse and varied group of students. This candidate will need to work effectively across these diverse communities and work collaboratively to foster an environment of equity and inclusion.  This position is primarily in person and pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience with the range being $21.49-$32.08 per hour.

The full position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 353734. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


Wellness Coordinator

The inaugural Wellness Coordinator is responsible for the overall programming, resource development, and partnerships to support Law School students overall health and well-being. The Wellness Coordinator will also provide advising to students, timely and accurate communication, and advise the Well-Being Initiative (WBI). The position will report directly to the Assistant Director of Student Affairs and is responsible for building and maintaining partnerships with other Law School departments, including Academic & Bar Success, Admissions, Career Services, Communications, Curriculum, International Programs, IT, as well as with other Law School departments and University-based and external partners to facilitate program success.

The Law School is proud to serve a diverse and varied group of students. This candidate will need to work effectively across these diverse communities and work collaboratively to foster an environment of equity and inclusion.  This position is primarily in person and requires occasional attendance at on and off-campus events during and outside normal business hours. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with the range being $45,000-$60,000 annually.

The full position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 353346. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


AV Technology Engineer

The UMN Law School seeks a full-time, audio/visual and user support professional to meet the continual evolution of academic technologies and processes in support of increased program and course delivery needs and capabilities. This role needs to provide an excellent End User support experience in one or more areas within classroom technology and user support of broader technologies. Ability to work with other IT professionals to engage and support conference, webinar and meeting organizers and/or departmental teams through planning and practicing audio/visual conference scenarios; ensuring events are conducted with security best practices and accessibility for all participants.

The full position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 352460. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


Associate Professor 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.


Associate Professor

The University of Minnesota Law School plans to consider both senior and junior (entry-level and/or lateral) candidates to fill a number of faculty positions, to begin in the 2023-24 academic year. Rank upon hire will depend on qualifications.  This is a full-time, nine-month appointment.  We encourage applications from candidates across all areas of law, with a particular but not at all exclusive focus on race and the law and environmental law.

The full position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 350507. 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.