Full-time Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty

Position Number: 20-260 / 330439
To apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/109931

Duquesne University School of Law, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates for several full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty positions to begin the 2023-2024 academic year.


We welcome applications from candidates across all areas of law, although subject areas of particular interest include: Property, Contracts, Torts and Business Associations. Other areas of interest include Professional Responsibility, Emerging Technologies, Intellectual Property, Health Law, and related elective courses.

Candidates must be available to teach in-person, although the public health situation may require occasional remote and/or hyflex teaching.


Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school.

Superior academic credentials.


Successful lateral candidates should ideally have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service throughout their career. Successful entry-level candidates should ideally demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Prior teaching and/or clerking experience preferred but not required. Practice experience may provide evidence of potential for teaching excellence.

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Commitment to the University's values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University's mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
  • Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community, welcoming of all faiths and backgrounds.

As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees -full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty-to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.

New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact hrservices@duq.edu. Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.


Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio. The letter of intent should include comments on ability to teach in flexible environments, including online, hybrid, and in-person classroom settings. Applicants are encouraged to describe in their letter of intent how their scholarship contributes to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive community.

Applicants with questions about the position may contact the chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee, Professor Bruce Ledewitz, at 412-396-5011 or ledewitz@duq.edu

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applicants from members of underrepresented groups, and support dual-career couples.

Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to "serving God by serving students through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through a profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world. Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to the mission.

Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.