Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Law and Director of the Federal Tax Clinic
Posting Number: 2017412F
Position Type: Faculty
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: FT/12 Month
Department: 241-Law School Instruction
Position Summary Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law seeks an outstanding lawyer-educator to direct and teach its nationally regarded Federal Tax Clinic. The Clinic represents low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS. The Director oversees students working in teams on examinations, administrative appeals, collection matters, and cases before the United States Tax Court, Federal District Courts and Appeals, as well as on comments projects relating to guidance issued by the IRS or Treasury.
The Director will be either a full-time continuing non-tenure track (governed by ABA Standard 405 ( c ) ), tenure-track, or tenured member of the faculty, depending on the qualifications and aspirations of the successful candidate.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities • Teach and supervise clinical students in the Federal Tax Clinic and serve as the attorney of record in Clinic cases; • Provide service to the Law School, University, and community, including working with and on behalf of low income taxpayers in organizations that focus on the rights and responsibilities of low income taxpayers; and • Engage in scholarship (for candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position).
Minimum Qualifications • A Juris Doctor degree is required. • Pennsylvania bar membership (or an ability to waive into the Pennsylvania bar) is required. • Outstanding clinical teaching ability is required. • Expertise in federal tax law is required. • Outstanding scholarly potential is required for candidates seeking a tenure-track position. A demonstrated record of outstanding scholarship is required for candidates seeking a tenured position.
Preferred Qualifications • Five years of legal experience is strongly preferred, as is experience working on behalf of low-income taxpayers. • Prior clinical teaching experience is advantageous, but not essential.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours
Special Message to Applicants
Posting Date: 08/01/2017
Closing Date (12am ET):
Open Until Filled:
Salary Posting Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.