Deadline: January 01, 2016

Wendy Netter Epstein

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Jaharis Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property

A new endowment at the DePaul University College of Law will expand and strengthen scholarly and educational programs in an area where two dynamic legal fields are increasingly intersecting — intellectual property and health law.  The Jaharis endowment funds a faculty fellowship program for scholars to create and disseminate scholarship and develop curricula at the intersection of these areas.  The Fellowship is designed to encourage scholars interested in entering a career in legal academia.  The DePaul University College of Law is now accepting applications for the position of Jaharis Faculty Fellow for the academic year 2016-17.

DePaul’s intellectual property and health law programs are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.  The Jaharis Faculty Fellow will work with the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT®) and the Mary & Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute (JHLI) to support their endeavors. 

Job Responsibilities

The Fellow will be expected to:

  • Develop and teach new curricular offerings at the intersection of health & IP;
  • Write and present scholarly work in health & IP;
  • Supervise and advise LLM and MJ students in these areas;
  • Support the work of CIPLIT® and JHLI.

The appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility of extending for one additional year.


  • J.D. Degree
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Either relevant job experience or relevant scholarly work at the intersection of health & IP

Other advanced degrees are preferred but not required. 

Application Materials

To apply, please submit the following materials by email to Prof. Wendy Netter Epstein,, with the Subject Line: Jaharis Fellow Application.  Any questions should also be directed to Prof. Epstein.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research agenda (including a description of research focus and short description of planned projects)
  • Teaching statement (including list of courses interested in teaching)
  • Writing sample
  • Law school and/or graduate school transcripts
  • Contact information for three references

Decisions to be made on a rolling basis.

DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income, or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local EEO laws.

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