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Assistant Professor/Professor - Lateral - School of Law

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 6th, 2018
Last review date: February 14th, 2019
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 1st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty positions with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. We welcome applications from candidates across all areas of law, although subject areas of particular interest include administrative law, business law, contracts, comparative and international law, criminal law and procedure, environmental and energy law, evidence, family law, law and economics, property, race and law, and torts. Further information about Berkeley Law is available at:

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research and service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Candidates must either: a) hold a J.D. or equivalent international degree by date of application, or b) hold or have advanced to candidacy status for a Ph.D., or equivalent international degree, by date of application.

Application Procedure:
Lateral candidates who already hold tenured or tenure-track positions at other institutions are encouraged to apply online for consideration via the following link: As evidence of scholarly achievement and teaching experience, applicants must submit in pdf format: a CV; a diversity statement describing past and proposed contributions to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (further information about the diversity statement is available at:; and entry of three (3) references, including names and contact information.

The Initial Review Date for lateral applications will be August 15, 2018. Application submissions will be accepted through March 1, 2019.

To receive full consideration for any position, please submit a completed application by the appropriate deadline listed above. Please direct questions to:

Letters of reference, copies of scholarly manuscripts, and other materials may be requested of top candidates for entry-level or lateral positions. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The University is responsive to the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about family friendly resources, potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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