Clinical Instructor and Director of the Texas Tech Low Income Tax Clinic
Texas Tech University School of Law
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Type: Full Time
Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech University School of Law invites applications to serve as Clinical Instructor (HR: Lecturer) and Director of the Texas Tech Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) (Requisition 32319/Lecturer). The Clinical Instructor (HR: Lecturer) is a non-tenure track faculty position on a 12-month appointment. Lecturers are eligible for continuing appointment. Lecturers on continuing appointment are eligible for promotion to the rank of senior lecturer. The Clinical Instructor/Director position is partly funded by Texas Tech University and partially funded by an IRS grant, a grant which has been successfully renewed for over 20 years.
The LITC Director duties include supervising and teaching students, managing the LITC docket, providing service to the Law School and the surrounding community, active participation in tax-related programming of the Law School, and working with staff to ensure compliance and renewal of the IRS grant.
Applicants must have a J.D. degree and be a member in good standing of the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction with a preference for admission to the State Bar of Texas. Must also be admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court or eligible for such admission. Prefer that a candidate have at least three (3) years of practice experience with sufficient tax law expertise to perform and oversee the substantive and procedural aspects of client representation in controversies with the IRS. Desire a candidate with a commitment to or demonstrated record of exemplary teaching, supervision/mentorship of law students or new attorneys, and institutional or public service. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation law students is highly desirable. Service to the School of Law and University is expected and may include relevant extracurricular activities.
Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, Texas, is a state-supported National Research University with an enrollment that exceeds 40,000 students. In addition, Texas Tech University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The law school has approximately 431 students and 38 full-time faculty members. The law school is an integral part of the University and offers 10 dual-degree programs with other Texas Tech schools and colleges. The Lubbock metropolitan area is home to over 300,000 people, enjoys affordable housing, abundant sunshine, friendly people, and offers easy access to other parts of the country. For more information, visit our website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/law.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references electronically to the attention of Professor Larry Spain, Chair, Search Committee, at the Texas Tech Jobs website: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech.
You may also contact Professor Spain at firstname.lastname@example.org The submission of applications is preferred by March 17, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.