Visiting Professor (Tampa Bay)

Job Location: Tampa Bay campus

Job Summary

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay, Florida campus invites applications for a full-time Visiting Professor for fall 2019. This is a one year position with the opportunity for a tenure track position after one year. We are interested in hiring a professor in the Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure subject areas.  


Relevant experience in teaching and practicing in these areas of law is preferred as well as a willingness and ability to engage in innovative teaching methods. Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence. Applicants must possess a J.D. with an excellent academic record. We highly prefer candidates with Florida law license and strong connections to the legal community in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area. Appointment and rank will be commensurate with experience and is subject to faculty approval.

Application Process

Applications (electronic preferred) should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references. The cover letter should identify both the subjects an applicant is qualified to teach and the applicant's relevant experience in those subjects. The letter should also contain a statement of how the applicant will help us carry out our mission. Please e-mail these materials to [email protected] with “Tampa Bay Faculty” in the subject line. Paper applications are also accepted at Human Resources, WMU-Cooley Law School, 300 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933. Resumes will be accepted through June 1, 2019. WMU Cooley Law School is a national leader in minority enrollment, values diversity in the legal profession, and is an equal opportunity employer.  We strongly encourage minorities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.


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