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Thursday, June 9, 2011

University of San Diego part-time instructors for Introduction to the Study of Law

PART-TIME TEACHING POSITIONS University of San Diego School of Law


The University of San Diego School of Law invites applications for the position of Part-Time Instructor for the 2011-12 academic year.   Instructors teach the required first-year Introduction to the Study of Law course, a 1-credit, fall semester-only course designed to provide an introduction to the legal system and assist in the development of analytical reasoning skills. USD seeks those willing to collaborate with a creative, experienced team to achieve excellence in teaching and learning.


The primary responsibilities of each instructor include teaching classes, preparing student assignments, commenting on student work, and counseling students during scheduled office hours.  Each instructor will likely teach two sections of approximately 80 students. A doctrinal faculty member will serve as a guest lecturer in several classes.  Instructor contracts run from July 18th through December 18th.  The position is not benefits-based and the salary is $12,000 for the semester.


Applicants must have a JD degree, a strong academic record, excellent writing skills, at least one year of legal work experience post-JD graduation, and either a demonstrated aptitude for or experience in teaching.  




Applicants should submit the following: 1) cover letter discussing the applicant’s qualifications for the position and reasons for wanting to teach the course; 2) resume; 3) law school transcript; 4) names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three references. 


Please submit application materials to: Emily Scivoletto, Assistant Dean for JD Student Affairs, University of San Diego School of Law, 5998 Alcala Park, Warren Hall 130, San Diego, CA 92110-2492.  The deadline for submission of applications is June 20, 2011. Applicants must be available for telephone interviews the week of June 20, 2011 and in-person interviews (with a 5-7 minute teaching demonstration) the week of June 27, 2011. 


The University of San Diego does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic. 


For additional questions, please contact Emily Scivoletto at or 619-260-6851.

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