Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Appalachian School of Law is looking for a full-time, tenure-earning faculty member interested in teaching in its Academic Success and Bar Preparation programs starting in 2012, preferably in the spring of 2012. ASL is committed to student achievement, and this position will be primarily responsible for developing, leading, coordinating, and implementing programs that support ASL’s goals of assisting law students as they develop and improve legal study and test-taking skills, adjust to the challenges of law school, pass the bar exam, and prepare to enter law practice.
Minimum requirements include a J.D. degree and admission to the practice of law. Ideal candidates will have experience working in a higher-education setting in the areas of teaching, academic assistance, academic counseling, or similar administrative, teaching, or practice experience. The successful candidate also must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents within the diverse law school community, including students served by the Academic Success Program, faculty members, and the law school administration.
ASL is located in the scenic-mountainous region of southwest Virginia, in an area that is experiencing growth with the recent completion of a new town center. All aspects of ASL’s academic program—from the structured curriculum and the required summer externship to the weekly community service commitment—are designed to respond to the unique needs and opportunities of a law school in this region. ASL received full accreditation from the American Bar Association in June 2006.
Women, people of color, and others with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to Priscilla Harris, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee. For email, send to firstname.lastname@example.org, including in the subject line, “ASP Position.” For mail, send to Priscilla Harris, Appalachian School of Law, P.O. Box 2825, Grundy, VA 24614.