Welcome to AALS Faculty Recruitment Services (FRS), the best place to find qualified candidates for your school’s open faculty and administrative positions. Law school hiring has long taken place through AALS. We are pleased to offer an improved suite of hiring services as well as increased one-on-one support for your team of recruiters.
FRS facilitates AALS member (and non-member) schools seeking to fill faculty positions and other open positions. One fee covers the three main services that make up FRS:
The AALS Executive Committee updated the Statements of Good Practice in summer 2017.
The first step in recruitment is signing up for the FAR. Please complete the following steps using our online FAR Designated Recruiter Contact and Usage Agreement Submission form:
|FAR Rates (also includes Placement Bulletin and FRC)||Rate|
|Member and Fee-Paid Law Schools||$495|
|Non-Member Law Schools and Other Organizations||$3100|
The Faculty Appointments Register (FAR) is an online database of information submitted by individuals who are interested in teaching at law schools. The FAR is only accessible by registered users, which includes both participating schools (you) and the applicants.
Applicants who participate in the FAR fill out a detailed online form that asks for information on education, teaching and employment experience, and bar passage. When this information has been uploaded, it becomes searchable by deans and recruiters at AALS member, fee-paid, and other participating schools.
Once your school registers for the FAR, your school is registered for the entire suite of AALS Faculty Recruitment Services. Your recruitment team may access the FAR online database at any time starting in mid-June. Note that AALS collates and releases the applicant information in three timed batches (called “distributions”) throughout the hiring season.
Recruiters review the information in the FAR database and distributions, they can identify potential candidates, and schedule interviews to be conducted at the Faculty Recruitment Conference.
There will be three distributions of the FAR during the academic year. Forms will be released to the schools approximately one week after the corresponding deadline.
|1||August 30, 2017||September 7, 2017|
|2||September 20, 2017||September 28, 2017|
|3||October 16, 2017||October 23, 2017|
AALS makes the FAR available on the express condition that the information contained in it is used solely for the purpose of evaluating applicants for possible faculty recruitment and not for any other purpose. FAR information or data should not be used for research, converted into any database or shared with any person not directly involved in the school’s faculty recruitment process.
If you are a recruiter and do not have a username and password, please contact your school’s designated contact person. Please do not “register” through the AALS FAR website; it is only for applicants.
|May 31, 2017||Deadline for submission via online form of school contact person and signed Dean’s Agreement on Use of FAR Information.|
|June 8||Deadline for schools to pay FAR Access Fee.|
|Mid-June||Contact person of schools that have paid the FAR Access Fee will receive a link to access suite information and registration. There will be no paper forms for suite selection. All information will be online. Schools have the option of requesting the same suite category they had in 2016. The link will continue to be sent out on a rolling basis as other schools pay the fee.|
|July 7||Deadline for schools to complete the online interviewing room selection form.|
|Late July||AALS to email the interviewing room assignment and confirmation form to school contact person.|
|August 17||Deadline to submit ads for 1st issue of the Placement Bulletin, to be posted on August 31.|
|September 7||First FAR Distribution available to schools.|
|September 7||Deadline to submit ads for 2nd issue of the Placement Bulletin, to be posted on September 21.|
|September 7||Deadline for schools to acknowledge receipt of the interviewing room assignment and confirmation form.|
|September 28||Second FAR Distribution available to schools.|
|September 28||Deadline to submit ads for 3rd issue of the Placement Bulletin, to be posted on October 17.|
|October 2||Deadline to submit $200 suite deposit and credit application for direct billing to Marriott Wardman Park (secure fax form line: 202-387-5386)|
|October 2||Deadline for food orders and housekeeping forms for interview rooms to be faxed to Marriott Wardman Park at 202-387-5436.|
|October 6||Deadline for schools to enter the names of recruitment team members in the AALS FAR. The team members list will be distributed to applicants at the conference.|
|October 12||Cut-off date for recruitment team members not staying in the interviewing room/suite to make their hotel reservations. Use this link for Hotel Reservations.|
|October 23||Third FAR Distribution available to schools.|
|November 2 – 4||Faculty Recruitment Conference, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.|
|January 18, 2018||Deadline to submit ads for the 4th issue of the Placement Bulletin, to be posted on February 2.|
Schools participating in the Faculty Recruitment Conference should submit the following forms directly to the hotel (coming soon!):
Need to submit a job posting? The Placement Bulletin comes out four times per year, and unlimited postings are included in your school’s overall FRS fee. Read guidelines and access the online submission form here.