Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Title: Director of Academic Support, UC Davis School of Law
Description: The Director of the School of Law’s Academic Support will assist in all aspects of the law school’s academic support program, which is designed to help students develop the academic skills necessary for success in law school, on the bar exam, and in practice. The Director will design, implement, and manage an academic support program for law students. Responsibilities will include teaching academic skills to first year and upper division students (including students on academic probation); training and supervising law student teaching assistants conducting tutorial sessions for first year courses; identifying at risk students in need of academic support; individual and group counseling; creation, management, and implementation of bar programs; and assisting with other academic support-related programs and services. Responsibilities might include teaching an academic support course.
Job Qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D., a strong academic record, bar admission and experience that demonstrates a potential for excellence in academic support. Knowledge and ability to think imaginatively about the relationship of academic support to legal education; demonstrated ability to work with law students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds; solid law school academic record; prior teaching and academic support experience strongly preferred but is not required. The successful candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the law school community, and excellent writing, speaking, and organizational skills.
Opening is for the 2008-2009 academic year. Full-time position and non-tenure faculty status as lecturer; salary commensurate with experience.
The law school is an equal opportunity employer and has a special interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented within the faculty. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Please send resume and cover letter by March 15, 2008 to Ms. Debbie Hicks, UC Davis School of Law, 400 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616; position will remain open until filled.