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Environmental Law Center Visiting Assistant Professor

Vermont Law School is seeking applicants for a new Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) position. The Environmental Law VAP will be in residence for a two-year term in VLS’s environmental law program. The position is geared toward environmental lawyers who seek to transition their law careers into academia in environmental law. The VAP will have a reduced teaching load of one course per semester, the opportunity to focus on scholarly research and writing, and the expectation that they will enter the law school teaching market in their second fall of the term. The VAP will receive the same office and administrative support as other faculty members, and is invited to participate fully in faculty activities. Additionally, the VAP has the opportunity to present work in progress at VLS’s fall Environmental Scholarship Colloquium, receive feedback and mentoring from other scholars, and present a finished manuscript to the faculty in the Environmental Law Center’s Speaker Series.


The salary for each visiting assistant professor is $55,000 per year plus benefits (including health insurance).

Selection Process

We invite applications from candidates with significant experience practicing environmental law. Candidates will be selected based on their prior work experience and teaching and scholarly potential. We especially seek candidates with expertise in the areas of international environmental law, toxins and pollution law, disaster and climate disruption, and food and sustainability. Vermont Law School embraces diversity in its recruitment and hiring efforts. Accordingly, candidates of color, women and those from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Applications should include:

  • curriculum vita
  • law school transcript
  • three written references
  • copies of any scholarly legal articles, whether published or not, that reflect the candidate’s scholarly potential
  • list of law school courses the candidate would be willing to teach
  • research agenda with plan for scholarship during the two-year professorship

If you would like to be considered for a visiting assistant professor position beginning in the fall of 2014, please send your complete application materials via email to by January 15, 2014. Please direct any questions to Anne Linehan, Associate Director of the Environmental Law Center, at