Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Where to get information about last-minute visiting positions?

A reader writes:

 I am coming to the end of a VAP position.  At this historically inopportune moment, I did not secure a tenure-track position for next year...  Circa March, I contacted a number of schools in the Northeast about the possibility of a visit, but was consistently told that they did not expect to have any budget for visitors for next year.   

[A colleague] believes that there is a possibility of some "late hiring" of visitors as some schools come to realize that they have unexpected needs or more 1Ls than they feared (apparently there was a late surge in law school applicants nationally).  The problem is the difficulty in obtaining information about which schools have late-arising positions.  Might you have any insights in this regard?

I don't, but perhaps some readers do.  Comments are open.  Post only once, comments may take awhile to appear.


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Tennessee has placed an announcement with SSRN, seeking a one-semester visitor (Spring 2010) to teach Business Associations and a related business course. Professor George Kuney is the contact person.

Posted by: Tim Zinnecker | May 13, 2009 8:41:43 AM

It would be a useful service to both the schools and the candidates for someone to act as a clearinghouse for this information - AALS being the logical choice.

Until then, writing directly to schools - both to the associate dean and to the chair of hiring - is probably the best a candidate can do.

Posted by: Howard Katz | May 13, 2009 2:08:49 PM

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