Job Opportunities

Below are short descriptions of the current openings that the University of Minnesota Law School has to offer. To see the full descriptions, please follow the link after the short description, select if you’re an External Applicant, Student, or Current U Employee, and then type in the job opening number at the top of the Search Jobs prompt. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


Director of Student Affairs

The University of Minnesota Law School has a wonderful opportunity for a driven, strategic, and fun individual as the Director of Student Affairs.

The Director of Student Affairs is responsible for overall program operations, resource development, student groups and organizations, and partnerships to support students and a culture of inclusion and belonging. The Director will also provide advising to students, timely and accurate communication, and coordinate the provision of accommodations for students. The position is also responsible for the effectiveness and efficiency of the Student Affairs Office, the Director will also lead operations, including implementing procedures and processes and supervising the Senior Coordinator of Diversity & Student Programs and the Operations Coordinator. The position will report directly to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and is responsible for building and maintains partnerships with other Law School departments, including Academic & Bar Success, Admissions, Career Services, Communications, Curriculum, International Programs, IT, as well as with other Law School departments and University-based and external partners to facilitate program success.

The position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 343501. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


Assistant Director of Annual Giving

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive annual giving program to establish and expand a culture of engagement and philanthropy across numerous alumni and student constituencies. In their role, the Assistant Director is also responsible for development, execution, stewardship, and frontline fundraising for key annual and affinity programs including reunion, leadership annual giving, and current student giving. This person is a critical member of the advancement team, ensuring a strong base of charitable giving to enable the Law School to further its ambitious goals.

The position description and application can be found on the University of Minnesota Employment website, Job ID 343407. Direct link for External Applicants and for Internal Applicants.


Adjunct Professor

Consider teaching as an adjunct and work with energetic students, make connections with colleagues and keep in touch with the academic community, help develop the next generation of lawyer-leaders, and gain a deeper understanding of the material.

There are four options for teaching as an Adjunct Professor:

  1. Core Course - traditional course with support from prior Law School professors, choose a textbook and develop your own syllabus. (Examples: Trademark Law, Labor Law, Secured Transactions, etc.)
  2. Turnkey Course - course with the syllabus, readings, lesson plans, and exercises already designed. With support from program directors, your main role is to prepare for class and teach. (Examples: Legal Research & Writing, Legal Writing II, Law in Practice, etc.)
  3. Custom Course - develop a new course using your expertise on a specialized legal topic that is particularly relevant to today’s law students. (Examples: Campaign Finance and Election Law, Law and Social Media, and Marijuana Law & Policy)
  4. Independent Field Placement - work with one or two students at your office. The student gains a meaningful legal experience and you gain a helpful intern. 50-100 hours per semester and supervised by a Law School faculty member. (Examples: Private law firms, Public law practices, Corporate legal departments)

For more information on all courses, please contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, William McGeveran at mcgeveran@umn.edu.


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