Law School Academic Support Blog

Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Sunday, January 22, 2006

A Great Opportunity!

How would you like to become the Director of Academic Support at Villanova University School of Law?  The School of Law is looking for the best person to fill that position.

Responsibilities include: develop, oversee and implement the law school’s academic support and accommodations initiatives including:
• academic support for students identified as at risk academically
• academic support for and preparation of students identified as at risk for passing the bar exam
• academic support and enrichment programs for the general student body, including Orientation and Pre Orientation
• disabilities and ADA accommodations support.

The Director also works with the Registrar’s staff in administering examinations, especially accommodated exams.  The Director chairs the Accommodations Committee, and working with the Academic Dean, and the Accommodations Committee, manages the law school’s ADA and oversees disabilities compliance. The Director will work closely with the counseling team in advising and counseling students generally.

Qualifications: JD and  law school academic support or teaching experience, or other comparable experience or training required;  excellent communications skills and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in developing and implementing programs; must be well versed in disabilities law as well as technologies for meeting the needs of disabled and non-disabled students; ability to work effectively with students essential.

Villanova University is an Augustinian Catholic liberal arts institution with liberal arts and graduate programs in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.  It is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from all interested persons.  You are invited to send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to:

Jacalyn Sopher
Villanova University School of Law
299 North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085     (djt)

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