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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, August 16, 2010

Position at Duquesne for Director of Academic Excellence Program

Duquesne is seeking applicants for the newly-funded position of "Director of the Academic Excellence Program." 

This position serves as Director of Academic Support for the School of Law. The Director will have a 12-month non-faculty, full-time administrative appointment. The Director will administer and advance the School’s academic support program, which assists law students as they develop and improve legal study, writing, and test-taking skills, adjust to the challenges of law school, and prepare to enter law practice. He/she will work with law school faculty and administrative staff to create and present first-year orientation and academic skills programs and to coordinate a yearlong peer mentoring program. The Director will design and implement programming to enhance the professional development of second- and third-year students as they make curricular choices, sharpen their academic skill, and prepare to take the bar examination. As a complement to programming, the Director will also work closely with individual first-year and upper-level students to improve their academic and professional skills. He/she may assume other duties related to law student services as well, such as working with students for whom English is a second language.

For more information, and instructions on how to apply, please visit the Human Resources section of the Duquesne University website at and  This position will not be officially posted online until the first week of August 2010.

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