Fellmeth Peterson Professor in Residence in Child Rights
Location: San Diego, CA, US
Organization Name: University of San Diego
Department/School Description: School of Law, Children's Advocacy Institute
Brief Position Description: TheFellmeth Peterson Professor in Residence in Child Rightsis a multi-year faculty position (non-tenured) that combines teaching, supervision of clinical programs in the Children's Advocacy Institute, and policy advocacy.
Detailed Position Description: The Fellmeth Peterson Professor in Residence for Child Rights will be expected to 1) teach child and juvenile rights-related courses; 2) supervise upper level law students in clinical programs, including but not limited to the School of Law's Child Advocacy Clinic; 3) engage in child rights-related scholarship (academic articles, legal briefs, legislative/regulatory proposals, and empirical reports); and 4) engage in policy advocacy as part of the Children's Advocacy Institute at the School of Law. Periodic participation in law school service is also expected.
Candidates applying for the position must have a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, have a license to practice law and be in good standing, and must have a demonstrated commitment to child advocacy.
Persons offered employment must successfully complete a pre-employment background check. They also will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.
Additional Details: The School of Law's Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI) is one of the nation's premiere academic, research, and advocacy organizations working to improve the lives of children and youth, with special emphasis on improving the child protection and foster care systems and enhancing resources that are available to youth aging out of foster care. In its academic component, CAI trains law students and attorneys to be effective child advocates throughout their legal careers. Its Child Advocacy Clinic gives USD Law students three distinct clinical opportunities to advocate on behalf of children and youth: dependency, delinquency, and policy. Active primarily at the federal and state levels, CAI's efforts are multi-faceted—comprehensively and successfully embracing all tools of public interest advocacy to improve the lives of children and youth.
The University of San Diego offers competitive salaries as well as an attractive benefits package.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.