Hiring promising scholars planning teaching careers

Each year the Boston University School of Law hires a small number of promising scholars for its Visiting Assistant Professor program. The program is meant to help those who are preparing to enter the market for tenure-track teaching positions at US law schools; it provides a supportive scholarly environment, a chance to gain teaching experience, and a $50,000 stipend. The positions last for one year, during which time the VAP typically teaches a single course or seminar each semester. Participants also receive an office and administrative support, a small budget for conferences and research expenses, and health and dental benefits.

Initial application materials consist of a CV, writing sample, statement of interest, and list of references (no letters of recommendation need be sent; we will contact references as necessary). Please submit them to:

Visiting Assistant Professor Committee

Applications are considered after February 1 on a rolling basis.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Health Law

BU Law’s Visiting Assistant Professor in Health Law program prepares you for a tenure-track faculty appointment in a US law school. This program selects scholars in a competitive application process for a full-time, two-year appointment in the School of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Our Health Law Program is consistently ranked highly by law faculty peers. Health Law Scholars receive a stipend and health benefits. In order to have time for research, Health Law Scholars teach a reduced load (two classes per year).