Clinical Professor & Director of Intellectual Property Clinic – University of New Hampshire – Durham, N.H.

The University of New Hampshire School of Law, a national leader in intellectual property and public-interest law with a commitment to inclusion, diversity, and quality engagement for all, seeks to hire a Clinical Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to serve as Director of the Intellectual Property Clinic to begin July 1, 2020. The Director of the Intellectual Property Clinic is a full-time member of the law-school faculty who represents, and supervises and trains students to represent, clients with a variety of IP matters.

The Director is also expected to teach associated IP courses in the residential and hybrid programs; serve as one of the law school's primary connections to the IP bar; work with practicing attorneys and alumni to determine current needs in IP practice; and participate in faculty governance. UNH Law actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry. Entry-level and early-career lateral candidates are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Have a J.D. with excellent academic performance;
  • Be eligible to serve as a Faculty Clinic Supervisor of the USPTO's Law School Clinic Certification Program (requirements available at – see Part IV.C for licensure and experience requirements);
  • Possess effective teaching skills, a commitment to excellence in teaching in both residential and online programs, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Be a member of, or eligible for immediate admission to, the New Hampshire bar (admission requirements available at – see Rule 42(XI) for admission by motion without examination);
  • Having an interest in producing and engaging with legal scholarship.

UNH Law is situated in Concord, the capital of New Hampshire. Concord is approximately an hour's drive from Boston, the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, and the White Mountains. It is part of the University of New Hampshire, a major research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH's main campus is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast. UNH has a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with more than 600 full-time faculty, and offers 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.


For complete details and to apply for this position, visit: and search for posting number 33513. In your cover letter, please describe why you are interested in this position, what makes you a strong candidate, and how you meet the above-noted USPTO standards. While all candidates are required to submit their applications via this centralized system, please feel free to direct any inquiries to Professor Ryan Vacca, Chair of the Appointments Committee, at Review of applications will begin immediately. This position is open until filled, but it is advisable to apply by September 15, 2019.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Education
Job Location: Durham, New Hampshire