Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
Emory University School of Law seeks applications from distinguished scholars for the Sam Nunn Chair in Ethics and Professionalism. Candidates should have exceptional records in research, teaching, and service and have attained a J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Candidates should also currently hold a tenured academic appointment.
The subject-matter focus of the Sam Nunn Chair is intentionally broad. Under the terms of the endowment supporting the position, the Chair will have the support of the law school in hosting a conference on issues related to ethics and professionalism approximately every four years. Candidates for the position, however, need not focus centrally on these themes in their work.
The Chair may be of particular interest to scholars whose research examines ethics, professionalism, complex litigation, judging, dispute resolution, representation of corporate entities, implications of AI and big data for the profession and legal practice, and other related areas. Nevertheless, distinguished scholars with an interest in ethics and professionalism are encouraged to apply, regardless of their area of specialization. Previous chairholders include scholars in the fields of products liability, feminist theory, law and religion, family law, and federal housing policy.
Candidates for the Sam Nunn Chair should complete the online application, which requires creating an account, uploading a resume or CV, and providing basic personal information. In addition, applicants should submit a cover letter, a current CV, a published or unpublished academic article, a brief research agenda, and an indication of teaching interests (if not listed on the CV) to the chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee: Fred Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
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