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Assistant Teaching Professor - Native American Law Center

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School / Campus / College: School of Law

Organization: School of Law

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - Native American Law Center

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Position Description

Native American Law Center

The University of Washington School of Law is seeking to fill one non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position starting July 1, 2022. This is a full-time position on a 9-month basis with up to 3 months of summer salary contingent upon student enrollments, case load, funding and provost approval. The Assistant Teaching Professor title is subject to reappointment and is promotion eligible through the title of Teaching Professor. This position will teach in the Native American Law Center while co-directing the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic, which serves as the primary public defender in Youth in Need of Care cases in the Muckleshoot Tribal Court and the primary public defender in criminal cases filed in the Tulalip Tribal Court. Primary responsibility for this position will be teaching Tribal Clinic students and overseeing Youth in Need of Care cases heard in the Muckleshoot Tribal Court. Additional course offerings may be assigned depending on student needs.

The individual holding this position will be expected to collaborate with organizations related to tribal courts and work as a team to advocate strongly and diplomatically on behalf of students and clients.  The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Although this position does not require scholarship, publications are viewed favorably.

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

The University of Washington School of Law holds to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Multi-culturalism and Anti-racism as fundamental values. This work is an ongoing effort engaging the entire UW Law community. Candidates are encouraged to examine our Diversity web page and review the Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Multi-culturalism and Anti-Racism see


Candidates must have significant expertise in developing clinical legal education, instructing students in a clinical law environment, and familiarity with clinical education literature.

Expertise and knowledge in federal Indian law is essential, as is substantial expertise practicing family and youth in need of care law in a tribal court system. Expertise developing specialized trainings for students and attorneys entering tribal court practice and state court dependency expertise are also required. Demonstrated record of Excellent classroom teaching, individual student supervision, and cultural competence required. Expertise managing sponsor funded clinical operations is also required.


  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or foreign equivalent
  • Admission to the bar in a U.S. jurisdiction
  • Expertise partnering with tribal organizations
  • Expertise in Tribal Court Youth in Need of Care proceedings
  • Expertise in State Court Dependency proceedings
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship and/or service


Applications should include:

  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. Diversity Statement - this should include a statement of past and planned contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

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.

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