Friday, June 6, 2008

UNLV Director of Academic Support Position

Dear ASP friends:  Our colleague, Professor Pavel Wonsowicz, is leaving Boyd to join the UCLA law faculty as the Director of Academic Support.  We have an opening for a Director of our program, and we plan to begin the recruitment process immediately.  The job description follows.  Please contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kay Kindred at (702) 895-2438 or kay.kindred@unlv.edu if you have questions about the position.

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT

            The William S. Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applicants interested in joining our faculty as an Assistant Professor in Residence – Academic Support.   The qualifications for the Director of Academic Support position include a record of academic success in law school and experience suggesting the aptitude to direct a creative and ambitious academic support program.  The faculty also expects that the Academic Support Director will be a resource for the faculty to increase teaching effectiveness.   The existing program is administered by the Director, with the assistance of an Associate Director, and includes workshops, tutoring, special classes, orientation programs, bar preparation classes, counseling, and other strategies to enhance the learning environment at our law school.  The Director may teach substantive, non-bar, non-ASP related classes.  The position is a 12-month, non-tenure track, renewable contract position.

            The Boyd School of Law, a state-supported law school, is the only law school in Nevada.  Located at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in a desert mountain setting and one of the fastest growing cities in the country, the law school commenced classes in August 1998, has a faculty of 42 new and experienced legal educators drawn from law schools around the country, and is located in a state-of-the-art facility in the center of the University campus.  The School with nearly 500 students offers a full-time day program, a part-time day program, and an evening program.

            The people who comprise the Boyd School of Law are a diverse community.  Faculty, students, and staff work together, collegially and respectfully, to maximize the potential of the students and help the Law School fulfill its aspirations.  We welcome applications from those who wish to participate in this sort of community, and we strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.  For more information on the Boyd School of Law, see our website at http://www.law.unlv.edu/.

            The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a doctoral degree-granting institution with over 27,000 students and more than 800 faculty members. Nearly 223 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees are offered. Founded in 1957, UNLV is located on 340 acres in dynamic Southern Nevada. The Carnegie Foundation has ranked the university in the category of Doctoral/Research Universities-Intensive for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information on the University, see the UNLV website at http://www.unlv.edu.   

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of credentials will begin immediately and the search is to remain open until the position is filled.  If you are interested in applying for this position please apply on-line at:  https://hrsearch.unlv.edu and submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume that highlights relevant professional experience and qualifications, salary history, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted.  (For your on-line application, reference Search #8282 and Position #4497.)

For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact Jenn Martens at (702) 895-3886 or https://hrsearch.unlv.edu.  UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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