Friday, January 11, 2008

Asst/Assoc Director Academic Support Position at New England

New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts is expanding its Academic Support Program and seeks to appoint an Assistant/ Associate Director with the rank of Academic Support Professor.  The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of the Academic Support Program, helping students to hone their legal skills to enhance their performance in law school, the Bar Exam, and in practice.

The Assistant/ Associate Director will teach in the Program’s first-year “Academic Excellence” class, which focuses upon developing law school skills, enriching analytical abilities, and creating a supportive learning environment.  The Assistant/ Associate Director will also teach in NESL’s innovative “Legal Analysis” class, developed to benefit underperforming second-year students.  This class is coupled with a mandatory doctrinal course and provides students with extensive opportunities to practice the skills needed for success on exams.  Finally, the Assistant/ Associate Director will also counsel students on study skills, analysis, time-management, bar preparation, and balance.

The Academic Support Program enjoys strong support from the law school’s students, faculty, and administration.  The Program seeks candidates interested in contributing to the development of a program committed to enhancing students’ law school experience.  Candidates must possess a J.D., a strong academic record, solid legal writing skills, and experience demonstrating interest and potential in academic support.  Prior successful teaching experience, particularly in academic support or a related field, is particularly desirable.  Practice experience is also advantageous.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Compensation also includes an excellent benefits package.  The successful candidate will enjoy the same rights as those of any other faculty member:  eligibility for substantial scholarship stipends (although scholarship is not a requirement of the position); eligibility to teach doctrinal classes; eligibility to teach in the law school’s study abroad program; membership on faculty committees; and voting on all matters other than tenure.

NESL encourages applications from candidates whose background would contribute to the law school’s commitment to diversity.  NESL is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Send resume and writing sample, by February 15, 2008, to Louis N. Schulze, Jr., Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Academic Support, New England School of Law, 154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116.

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