Assistant or Associate Professor
Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for a tenure-track professor of law position. The tenure-track faculty position is a nine-month appointment that will begin in August 2024 at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor (applicants must apply to one or the other, but not both).
Required qualifications for Assistant Professor of Law include outstanding academic credentials, including a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent degree and demonstrated experience in a relevant subject matter. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience (or significant and relevant experience in private practice, government, or public service), and a demonstrated publication record and research agenda.
Required qualifications for Associate Professor of Law include outstanding academic credentials, including a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent degree, demonstrated experience in a relevant subject matter, a demonstrated record of publication and research agenda, and several years of experience as a tenure-track professor of law at an ABA-accredited law school or equivalent experience as a tenure-track professor teaching legal subjects (e.g., business law) at a college or university.
Applicants with demonstrated expertise in business organizations, contracts, commercial law (and other areas of transactional law), property law, environmental law, family law, civil rights/race and the law, and negotiation and mediation are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will thus demonstrate the ability and motivation to develop meaningful mentoring relationships with students both in and out of class.
Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full-time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rank Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the United States for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting.
Review of applications will begin August 1, 2023, and applications will be accepted until October 15, 2023. Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, Application for Faculty Position and the Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement. Samford University and the Cumberland School of Law embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.
“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:
“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:
Please submit all materials in PDF format to:
Subject: Law School [Assistant OR Associate] Professor of Law Application
For questions about the position please contact:
Brannon Denning, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee