The UNC School of Government seeks an attorney with a commitment to public service, a desire to teach, and a passion for legal research and writing to serve as an Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government. This tenure track position will focus on working with elected and assistant clerks of superior courts who act as judicial officials in decedents' estate administration, estate proceedings, trusts, and special proceedings involving real property and motor vehicles – the types of proceedings that are typically probate matters in other states. This Assistant Professor will become a statewide expert and resource for the clerks who preside over these matters through advising, teaching, and writing. This faculty member will deliver training to hundreds of clerks each year and will have the opportunity to develop relationships and regularly communicate with this important group of judicial officials. The position requires the creation of scholarship tailored for North Carolina's clerks of superior court, including chapters in the Clerks of Superior Court Manual Series and posts on the On the Civil Side Blog, as well as in other outlets. This faculty member's work will require collaboration with the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts and the Conference of Superior Court Clerks as well as with other faculty members in the School.
The person who fills this important position will make a substantial impact on the future of government in our state. Every consultation with a public official, every class taught, and every piece of scholarship published by the new faculty number will contribute to the School's 90-year legacy of improving North Carolina through better governance.
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.