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The School of Law of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), located in Yola, Adamawa State of Nigeria, is seeking exceptionally qualified and experienced candidates for academic positions. We invite applications to fill four (4) full-time contract-based faculty positions in the categories of Instructors and Assistant Professors to commence July 1 2017.

Title: Instructors and Assistant Professors

Department: School of Law

Opening Date: 1st June, 2017

Closing Date: 17th June, 2017

Summary of position:

In addition to teaching responsibilities, these positions will also require the publication of high-quality legal scholarship and effective participation in law faculty committees, the AUN law clinic, the AUN Moot Court and the AUN Access to Justice Programs. Candidates with strong professional connections to the Nigerian Bar and legal community who can mentor students and promote externship and career opportunities for them will be viewed favorably.

Requirements for the position:

Candidates must hold at least the LL.M degree from an accredited University and Bar membership in Nigeria, and a terminal doctoral degree in law for higher ranks. The ideal candidates will have some experience in legal practice, excellent written and oral communications skills, proficiency in ICT, a strong commitment to legal scholarship, and a high degree of professionalism in all aspects of lawyering. Some exposure to the US or comparable legal system or law school system will be added advantage. The AUN School of Law is a private, not-for-profit institution, with a strong commitment to public interest, practical and clinical education, and advancing social justice through the law.

Description of Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with applicant’s qualifications and experience and conform to the existing conditions of employment at AUN.

How to Apply

Suitably qualified candidates should submit their cover letters highlighting their qualifications and teaching interests, resume, a writing sample (preferably a peer-reviewed publication), and a list of references to Questions about this position may be directed to Professor Oladejo Olowu, Dean, AUN School of Law at The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AUN is an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at

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