Hiring an IP Law Professor at the University of Missouri

I wanted to post this hiring announcement for – We are looking to hire a tenure-track or (tenured) professor to teach and research in the field of intellectual property. My Dean Gary Myers and the faculty are looking to expand our intellectual property focus at the law school in several different ways, including through hiring additional faculty.

Job Posting

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Job Description

The University of Missouri School of Law seeks entry-level or lateral candidates for a full-time tenure track position in the area of Intellectual Property. The School of Law is looking for individuals with a strong commitment to scholarship, teaching, and public service. Candidates must have an excellent academic record and either legal practice experience or advanced academic training.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system and is one of only 34 public universities in the country belonging to the American Association of Universities, a group of elite research universities. As both a research and land grant university, we have opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction that are unmatched at all but a handful of other universities. In addition, Columbia is regularly ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country.

Application Procedure

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all available positions are filled. The School of Law will review the Faculty Appointments Registration applications as they are distributed by the AALS. (If you are participating in the Faculty Appointments Register you do not need to mail or email your materials.) Applicants who are not participating in the Faculty Appointments Register must apply by submitting a cover letter and resume at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/.

The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and is particularly interested in applications from women and minorities. Additional information about the School of Law is available at www.law.missouri.edu. To request ADA accommodations, please contact Associate Dean Rigel Oliveri at 573-882-5068.    

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or en Español at 1-800-520-7309.

6 thoughts on “Hiring an IP Law Professor at the University of Missouri

  1. Thanks Alun – I agree with this to some extent. However, we tend to hire folks who did very well academically while those individuals are often not the best lawyers.

  2. Funny how all the law firms ask for excellent academic credentials, but only universities say it and really mean it

  3. Hey, maybe Posner will take it and get the heck off the bench! He’d be less damaging in a law school.

  4. That would actually be a great litmus test for a patent law professor. Ask the prospective hire right off the bat if a claim in the form [oldstep]+[newthought] is ineligible under 101 and why. If they refuse to answer, then you know you are dealing with a boneheaded ideologue and you’ve saved yourself a great deal of time and trouble. Just end the interview and watch them shuffle listlessly down the hall, mumbling gibberish about “strawmen” and “conflation.”

    Of course, if those “doing battle” with “leftist academics / communists / anti-patent” types like Dennis have been successful with their, um, propaganda (a generous word), then maybe the University of Missouri will be looking to “balance” Dennis’ radical socialist views with someone who actually loves America and wants entrepeneurs to succeed. You know, sort of like Fox News provides “balance” for people who can’t handle the real world.

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