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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Job opening: Director of Academic Services, Whittier Law School

                                                        Director of Academic Services

                                                Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California

Whittier Law School seeks a full-time Director of Academic Services for the 2011-2012 academic year.  This is a twelve-month non-tenure track position with eligibility for long-term contracts.  The Assistant Dean for Bar and Academic Services will provide supervision for the Director.

Qualifications:  A Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school or an advanced degree in educational psychology or theory; at least three years experience in a law school academic support program, in student counseling, or in teaching; knowledge of current developments in the field; excellent written and oral communication skills; and strong administrative and supervisory skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Along with the Assistant Dean for Bar and Academic Services, the Director of Academic Services will develop, implement, and manage the law school's academic services program.  The program includes academic skills workshops or courses for first year and upper division students, as well as one-on-one work with students to design individualized programs for academic success.  The Director also will work with at-risk students who need academic support, including students in jeopardy of disqualification and those on academic probation.

To apply:  Please submit an electronic application that contains a cover letter, a resume and contact information for three references, to:

            Jon Baumunk, Assistant Dean for Bar and Academic Services

            Whittier Law School

            3333 Harbor Boulevard

            Costa Mesa, CA  92626



All inquiries will be kept confidential.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application deadline:  April 1, 2011, or until position is filled.

Whittier Law School is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity.

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