Massachusetts Education Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

Harvard University Clinical Instructor, Food Law in Cambridge, Massachusetts

66164BRAuto req ID:66164BRJob Code:167058 Clinical Lawyer Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Clinical Instructor, Food Law and Policy ClinicSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

JD Degree required, earned at least three years ago and a minimum of three years relevant experience and admitted to a state bar.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who have:

  • Experience teaching, mentoring, and motivating students and beginning attorneys.

  • Experience working with clients, colleagues, and students of diverse backgrounds.

  • Experience with or interest in food justice, law, and policy.

  • Proven capacity to work as a team member in a collaborative, dynamic, team-based work environment.

  • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills.

  • Strong writing, research, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Additional Information:

This is a three-year term appointment with potential for renewal subject to funding and departmental need.

We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Department:Food Law and Policy ClinicPre-Employment Screening:Education, Identity, License/Cert.Job Function:Faculty & Student Services Position Description:

As a Clinical Instructor, you will:

  • Teach, mentor, supervise, and evaluate the practice work of law school students on skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership;

  • Manage the portfolio of work on FLPC initiatives, which includes: designing student projects; directing the project tasks and delegation of work; managing relationships with clients and partners; developing and meeting relevant timelines and expectations of grants and funders; and informing long-term strategic goals;

  • Develop Clinic clients and projects, relying both on the expertise and network you bring to the role as well as the Clinic’s current and ongoing projects and relationships;

  • Help develop and implement the vision for the future success of FLPC’s innovative food law and policy work that is rooted in justice and equity;

  • Assist with developing and teaching classroom courses offered in conjunction with the Clinic;

  • Deliver talks and trainings to clients, partners, and policymakers, and represent FLPC at local, national, and international conferences and events; and,

  • Lead and support the administrative tasks of the Clinic, including conference and event planning, student outreach, communications, development, and other tasks that arise.

School/Unit:Harvard Law School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:

Reporting to the Clinic Faculty Director, and working with clinic staff, the Clinical Instructor (CI) will bring experience and interest in food policy, food and agriculture systems, and social justice to their work as a clinical teacher in the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC). The CI will be responsible for supervising, mentoring, and teaching students enrolled in the Clinic as they work on complex policy projects; will manage several high-profile FLPC projects within our existing project portfolio as well as help develop new projects; and will develop and manage partnerships with external partners, coalitions, and communities in the food policy arena. The Clinic provides legal and policy research, writing, and technical assistance to clients and partners, focused on the following areas: food waste and recovery, food access and nutrition, climate and sustainability, and food system justice.

The Clinical Instructor will join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching food law and policy program that includes both independent and collaborative teamwork in growing areas of local, national, and global importance. For more information about FLPC, visit

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-TB1Work Format Details:While the position is based on site in Cambridge, MA, this role has the opportunity for a hybrid work arrangement (some combination of on site and remote), subject to business need and manager review/approval. The position has a required minimum of 3 days in the office and all teaching duties must be done in person. All remote work must be performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, NJ, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, VA, VT and WA) About Us:Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School (  is a place where you can thrive.