Applying for Teaching Positions
Beginning in mid-August, appointments committee members can search the AALS database by candidates’ teaching interests, education, work experience and a number of other factors. Some schools conduct narrowly-targeted searches, while others may review every candidate listed in the database. Most schools use these searches as a starting point for the list of candidates they may interview.
Candidates can also apply directly to schools in which they are especially interested by sending their materials to the chairs of the hiring committees. In mid-August, the Law Teaching Committee provides YLS candidates with contact information for hiring committees at a variety of schools. Candidates can also ask their recommenders to contact colleagues at a small number of schools.