The University of Houston Law Center invites applications for lateral (already tenured or tenure-track) or entry-level tenure-track for this intellectual property law position with a primary emphasis in patent law. Applicants must hold a J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have outstanding records of accomplishment in scholarship, teaching, and service, or demonstrate a high probability of success as scholars, teachers, and future members of the Law Center’s broader community.
A successful candidate might enter as a lateral with tenure, or a lateral without tenure, or as an entry-level hire on the tenure track. For hires with tenure, there will be a preference for candidates who can also contribute by involvement with the Law Center’s top?ten ranked program in intellectual property, the Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL). Beyond the baseline experience for the position, the Law Center is also interested in candidates with any of the following credentials or experience: startup experience in the capacity of a non?attorney or as an attorney; registration with the U.S. Patent Office for patent prosecution; patent litigation or prosecution experience; technology transfer experience; international emphasis with intellectual property; or patent law experience in the contexts of life sciences or biomedical / pharmaceutical. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach the basic patent law course, and possibly other IPIL courses, but experience or willingness to teach elsewhere in the Law Center curriculum, including 1L courses, will be a helpful credential depending on the course preferences.
Compensation will be based on experience and accomplishment. The position will commence with the Fall 2018 semester.
The Law Center has 47 full-time faculty and enrolls a total of 850 students. In addition to offering a vibrant J.D. program, the Law Center offers LL.M. concentrations in health law; taxation; energy, environment, and natural resources; international law; and intellectual property and information law. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
The University of Houston Law Center is seeking outstanding candidates who will bring greater diversity to the faculty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups in the legal profession.
J.D. degree (or the equivalent) and should have an outstanding record of accomplishment in scholarship, teaching, and service.
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