Help Wanted in Columbia, Missouri

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Thomas A. Lambert, Help Wanted in Columbia, Missouri, Truth on the Market (September 07, 2006),

I’m on a committee charged with locating qualified candidates for an endowed professorship at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (my home institution). The position is not limited to any area of law, but candidates should have a proven track record of scholarly productivity. If you’re a star of the legal academy (or at least a rising one) and would like to be considered for the position, please contact me via email. (You can access my email address from my law school homepage, which is linked on the right.) Alternatively, if you know of someone who’s qualified for this sort of position and might be interested in it, I’d be happy to receive a nomination (again, via email).

The text of the law school’s official advertisement for the position is below the fold.

The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law seeks applications and nominations for a tenured position as the James E. Campbell Missouri Endowed Professor. The position is not restricted to any field of law and must be filled from outside the campus. Nominees should have a national reputation for distinguished scholarship. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and is particularly interested in applications from women and minorities.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri system and is one of only 34 public universities in the country belonging to the American Association of Universities, a group of elite research universities. As both a Research I and land grant university, we have opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction that are unmatched at all but a handful of other universities. On our main campus, we have schools of law, business, medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, arts & sciences, education, engineering, journalism, and agriculture as well programs in Black history, and women’s studies. In addition, Columbia is regularly ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the country.

Application Procedure: Applicants may send their letter and resume to Professor Frank Bowman, Chair, Campbell Professor Search Committee, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 310 Hulston Hall, Columbia MO 65211-4300. Nominations are also invited. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. Additional information about the School of Law is available at To request ADA accommodations, please contact Professor Bowman at the above address or by calling 573-882-2749.