School of Law Faculty Positions

Open Position(s)

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW seeks entry-level and lateral candidates to join our dynamic faculty. We are deeply committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, and we are particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our faculty. While we hope to make multiple hires and are open to a variety of teaching and scholarly interests, we have particular needs in Torts and public law (Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Administrative Law, and Leg-Reg).  

St. John’s Law School is located in New York City in the borough of Queens, one of the most diverse urban communities in the United States. We have a vibrant student body, high bar passage and employment rates, and a collegial and supportive community. St. John’s Law School is part of St. John’s University, a Catholic, Vincentian, metropolitan, and global institution with campuses in New York, Rome, and Paris that is committed to academic excellence and service to those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages. St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, disability, religion, age, status in the uniformed services of the United States (including veteran status), marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law. 

Entry-level and tenure-track candidates should have demonstrated potential for high scholarly achievement, teaching excellence, service, and a record of inclusion. 

In compliance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual hire-on rate for entry-level assistant professors is $140,000 - $150,000, plus additional compensation in the form of summer research stipends and supplemental publication awards.  Compensation for lateral candidates coming from faculty positions at other law schools is commensurate with the candidate’s experience. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. 

We will consider candidates listed in the FAR, as well as those who apply directly. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, the names of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available).  Please send materials in a single PDF to Claire Pollicino, Director of Special Projects, at [email protected].  Inquiries may also be directed to Professor John Q. Barrett, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee at [email protected].