University of Tennessee — Faculty Positions, College of Law


THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for up to four full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to begin at the start of the 2023-24 academic year. The College is interested in candidates with scholarly aptitude and experience in one or more of the following curricular areas:

  • Advocacy Clinic (a civil, juvenile, and criminal law direct legal services clinic)
  • Business law (including business associations and contracts)
  • Criminal law (both substantive and procedural)
  • Environmental law
  • Estate planning and tax
  • Health law
  • Property
  • Technology and data privacy

All positions require a J.D. or equivalent law degree. Successful applicants must have an impressive academic background. Candidates also must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Significant professional experience is desirable.

In furtherance of the University’s and the College’s fundamental commitment to diversity in our faculty, student body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and others whose background, life experiences, viewpoints, or philosophy would contribute to the diversity of our faculty, curriculum, and programs.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is an R1, land-grant university located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. UT is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Applications must be submitted through Applicants should submit a letter of interest, including the subjects the candidate is interested in teaching, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references. While applications will be considered on a rolling basis, applicants should submit their materials no later than September 1, 2022, for best consideration. For questions, please contact Professor Michelle Kwon, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee,

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.