Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Director of Academic Support and Bar--Southwestern Law

Director of Academic Support and Bar Exam Related Programming

Southwestern Law School

Southwestern Law School invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Support and Bar Exam Related Programming, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2010.  This is a full-time administrative position.

The Director’s primary responsibility will be to work with students (both J.D. and LL.M. students) to help them adjust to the academic demands of law school and to develop skills to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school, on the bar exam, and after graduation.  Responsibilities include: designing and implementing innovative academic support programs; teaching workshops and/or classes for students who need academic support; working with students in individual and small group sessions; designing and assisting with the law school’s bar exam preparation classes, workshops, and events.  The ideal candidate will be an energetic and knowledgeable professional exhibiting a high degree of organizational skills, sensitivity and integrity.  Candidates must be willing to work some evenings, so as to be able to design programs and provide support for students in the school’s part-time evening program. 

Applicants should have a J.D., a solid academic record, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and senior administration, and excellent writing and speaking skills. Experience in a law school academic support program or other relevant teaching experience is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Founded in 1911, Southwestern is located in the heart of Los Angeles with a campus of award-winning facilities, including a world-renowned Art Deco landmark.  Southwestern is fully approved by the ABA and is a member of the AALS.  It is the only law school to offer four J.D. courses of study that differ in scheduling and instructional approach, including traditional full- and part-time programs, as well as a unique two-year alternative curriculum. The school is proud of its long-standing emphasis on diversity, public service, and innovative programs.  More information about Southwestern may be found at www.swlaw.edu.

Applications should be sent by email to Austen Parrish, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at academicaffairs@swlaw.edu.   Please attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list references.  Southwestern is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Southwestern is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

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