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Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical)/Careerline Faculty

Posting Details

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical)
Department 00096 - College of Law - Dean
Track Non Tenure Track
New Position to Begin May 1, 2017

Job Summary

As a part-time clinical faculty member and attorney supervising the Low Income Taxpayer’s Clinic, you will work closely with the Clinical Program Director to develop and implement this Clinic. You will be responsible for supervising all legal work performed by clinical law students handling federal income tax disputes and for organizing and overseeing outreach and educational activities by clinic students and volunteers, especially to the ESL community. You will also design and teach a class in Tax Law Practice for clinic students in order to prepare them for the cases they will handle and to provide a forum for reflecting about their cases.

This is a part-time 9-month contractual position. Renewal contingent upon continued funding.

Design and implement a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, staffed by clinical law students. Manage operation of Clinic and oversee all legal work of Clinic. Design and oversee outreach and educational activities to be conducted by clinical law students and volunteers. Teach a Tax Law Practice class to clinical law students to prepare them for Tax Clinic work. Meet regularly with Clinical Program Director to define and refine operation of Clinic. Maintain records as required by IRS, grantor agency. Prepare reports. Solicit volunteers as needed. Assist in fundraising efforts as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
Requires a JD degree, license to practice law, experience practicing tax law, qualified to appear before the IRS and the U.S. Tax Court, and experience supervising others (attorneys, paralegals or clerks). Ideally the candidate would be familiar with resolution of tax disputes, with the pedagogy of clinical legal education, and have experience representing persons who speak English as a Second Language.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent teamwork skills
• Strong organizational and analytical skills
• Experience working with law student volunteers
• Managerial skills and experience
• Excellent grasp of ethical requirements for lawyers
• Competence when dealing with clients who speak English as a Second Language
• Ability to communicate in Spanish both orally and in writing

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 02/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00095CF
Type Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission