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The University of Texas Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) provides financial and institutional support for three or four semesters of residence at the law school for persons who intend to pursue an academic career. Much like post-doctoral fellows in the humanities and social sciences, ESP Fellows will gain both teaching experience and the opportunity to make substantial progress on their personal scholarly projects, while preparing to enter the general law teaching market. The University of Texas School of Law takes great pride in its extraordinarily vibrant and diverse intellectual climate. We expect that Fellows will benefit from, and contribute to, this dynamic environment.
The ESP Fellows will be treated, in many respects, like regular tenure-track faculty, but with reduced teaching loads and without administrative obligations. Each Fellow will teach one course per semester, although for at least one semester that requirement can be satisfied by the teaching of a seminar. Fellows will be invited to participate fully in the law school's rich intellectual life, including faculty workshops, colloquia and conferences. Each ESP Fellow is expected to present one or more research papers to the faculty in a workshop series during the Fellow's time in residence.
ESP Fellowships are available for either three or four semesters. Ordinarily, Fellows will serve for two consecutive academic years, entering the academic job market in the fall of their second year. Fellows who spend only three semesters in the Program, starting in January instead of September, will enter the job market at the beginning of their second semester. Because this latter option permits the Fellow only one semester in residence before entering the job market, it will be available only to candidates whose scholarly projects are especially well developed at the time they apply for the Fellowship.
Fellows will receive substantial faculty assistance with their projects, including, where appropriate, assignment of a faculty mentor. Also, each Fellow will have a regular faculty office and will enjoy ordinary administrative and secretarial support. Anticipated stipends for the coming academic year will be approximately $60,000 ($30,000 per semester), plus benefits including health insurance.
Candidates interested in an ESP Fellowship should check this website periodically for further updates.
Applications are invited from graduates of any law school, domestic or foreign. Candidates may be recent graduates or persons with multiple years of practice experience. Fellows will be selected on the basis of an assessment of their potential to attain a tenure-track position at an excellent law school.
Applications should include:
*Letters of reference are helpful, but not required.
Email applications are preferred. Please submit all materials via email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it is necessary to apply by hard copy, materials should be submitted without binding (pages in each section may be stapled together) and whenever possible printed on one side of standard US 8 ½” x 11” copy paper, and mailed to:
Emerging Scholars Program
ATTN: Dottie Lee
University of Texas School of Law
727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
If you applied previously and wish to be considered again, you should submit a new application. We are unable to hold application materials in our office from one year to the next.
Questions or other inquiries should be sent to email@example.com.
Again, We are NOT currently accepting applications. Please check back periodically for further updates.