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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Criminal Law and Procedure

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School / Campus / College: School of Law

Organization: School of Law

Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Criminal Law and Procedure

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Law at the University of Washington, a major research university in the dynamic hub of Seattle, seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in criminal law and procedure.   The successful tenure-track, entry-level candidate will start as an Assistant Professor of Law.  Candidates should have an outstanding record of research, publications, and professional experience in the field of criminal law and procedure and the interest and ability to teach criminal law, criminal procedure: adjudication, and related courses.

The University of Washington School of Law is one of the nation’s leading public law schools situated in an internationally prominent top-ranked research university.  Located in Seattle, at the center of research, technology, innovation, industry, and activism, the University of Washington offers the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement.  The University of Washington is a Carnegie R1 Research University for very high research activity as measured by key outputs.  Learn more here:

All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Assistant Professors in the School  of Law have an annual service period of nine months (September 16 - June 15)This position is full-time (100% FTE). The anticipated start date for this position is September  1, 2023


  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or foreign equivalent
  • One or more years of prior relevant practice experience and demonstrate a strong capacity for teaching
  • Proven record of research and publication


  1. A detailed cover letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, professional experience, and teaching, research, and leadership expertise.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can provide a reference. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the School of Law will contact references as needed)
  4. Teaching evaluations, for candidates with teaching experience
  5.  A statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The School of Law is committed to preparing our students to understand, negotiate and address complex DEI topics from multiple perspectives including personal and managerial. We would like to know about your approach to integrating the practice of DEI in your pedagogy and how you have improved levels of access and success for students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Candidates who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should articulate how they expect to contribute to these core values of the school.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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