Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor to serve as Director Legal Residency Program

Concord, NH

University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law

The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (UNH Law), a national leader in practical legal education with a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and quality engagement for all, seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor to serve as Director Legal Residency Program to begin August 2020.

The legal residency program is a foundation of the practical legal training at UNH Law. The program allows students to apply classroom knowledge in a real-world legal setting by working under the supervision of attorneys or other professionals. Through this experience, students build skills, characteristics, and competencies essential to success.

The Director is a full-time member of the law faculty who participates in faculty governance. The position demands administrative and communication skills necessary to run and promote a program that involves numerous constituents, including alumni, students, judges, lawyers, and other professional practitioners.

Essential Job Functions:

•Developing and maintaining high quality legal residency field placements meeting the needs of a diverse student population.

•Creating curriculum for and teaching a companion legal residency course in compliance with ABA Standard 304.

•Communicating with and advising students about legal residency placements.

•Assisting students in securing legal residency placements in all types of legal practice.

•Mentoring students during their legal residencies as they develop professional identities and lawyering skills.

•Cultivating and managing relationships with existing and potential legal residency placements and supervisors including regular communications with the bar and bench.

Minimum qualifications:

 •J.D. from an accredited law school.
•Full-time legal practice experience.
•Demonstrated skill at working collaboratively.
•Demonstrated administrative leadership skills.
•Strong interest in all aspects of legal practice and the profession.
•Excellent interpersonal skills, including great listening skills and ability to work with students at time of high stress in their lives.
•Interest in engaging with the national externship and clinical communities.
•Ability and interest in travel.

Preferred qualifications:

 •Admission to the New Hampshire bar (or eligibility for admission on motion).
•Ability to use CANVAS or other technology for delivery of online education.
•Clinical or externship teaching experience.
•Demonstrated professionalism in the bar, including state and national involvement.

To apply, please visit:  In your cover letter, please describe why you are interested in this position and what makes you a strong candidate in light of the required and preferred qualifications described above. While all candidates are required to submit their applications via this centralized system, please feel free to direct any inquiries to Professor Ryan Vacca, Chair of the Appointments Committee, at This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

UNH Law is situated in Concord, the capital of New Hampshire. Concord is approximately an hour’s drive from Boston, the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, and the White Mountains. It is part of the University of New Hampshire, a major research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH’s main campus is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast. UNH has a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with more than 600 full-time faculty, and offers 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information or political orientation.  Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.






Posted: 05/15/2020