University of Mississippi School of Law — Visiting Assistant, Visiting Associate, or Visiting Full Professor

Position Description

The University of Mississippi School of Law invites applications and nominations for visiting professors during the 2023-2024 academic year. Depending on the courses that are being taught, we are flexible as to one semester (fall or spring) or full academic-year visitorships. Appointments will be at the rank of visiting assistant, visiting associate, or visiting full professor depending on the experience.

In the alternative, the University of Mississippi School of Law also invites applications and nominations for our VAP program. VAPs spend four semesters (Fall 2023 through Spring 2025) in residence at the law school, gaining both teaching experience and the opportunity to devote substantial time to research, writing, and other scholarly pursuits. VAPs are given the opportunity to present work in progress to the Law School faculty and, more generally, to receive feedback and mentoring from faculty members in preparation for the academic job market. Course loads and teaching schedules are devised with sensitivity to the timing of the job market process.

We are looking for candidates to teach a number of courses including Contracts, Constitutional Law I & II, Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, Remedies, Conflicts of Law, Religion and the Law, Critical Race Theory, Political and Civil Rights, Race and the Law, and Intellectual Property.


A candidate must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and a commitment to teaching in an environment dedicated to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students. We look for innovative faculty with a preference for both practice and teaching experience. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to service to legal education and to the wider community as well as a desire to engage in the intellectual life of the Law School.

The University of Mississippi School of Law is dedicated to the aims of diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. To read more about the University of Mississippi School of Law’s Diversity, Inclusion and Equity plan please visit the following link:

Application Procedures:

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Please submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references through the University of Mississippi Career site. VAP candidates should also include a research statement. The position will be open until filled or an adequate applicant pool is reached.

Questions about our visiting faculty positions should be directed to Professor Richard Gershon, Co-Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee.

The Law School and Oxford

As an outstanding public law school, the University of Mississippi School of Law leads, excels, and inspires by preparing students for the practice of law in a changing global marketplace, expanding the horizons of legal knowledge through scholarly research, and serving diverse communities in the state, region, nation, and world. Please visit for more information about the Law School.

Oxford, Mississippi is touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South” because musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is also known for its awarding winning restaurants, its walkable, historic square, and Ole Miss athletics. It’s a great place to live or visit and has been named by USA Today as one of the top six college towns in the nation. It is included in The Best 100 Small Towns in America.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Position Details

Appointment Type: 9 Month
Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state’s largest university and is ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.

Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or candidate for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.