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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Director of Externships and Academic Success at U Arkansas - Fayetteville Position

Director of Externships and Academic Success 

The University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville is currently seeking a full-time Director of Externships and Academic Success, to begin August 15, 2013.  The Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Externship and Academic Success programs. 

The School of Law has an active and growing Externship program, which currently includes the following categories of placements: Corporate Counsel, Criminal Defense, Criminal Prosecution, International, Judicial, Legislative, Other Governmental, and Public Interest.  In calendar year 2012, 118 students participated in externships.  The Director will be the primary faculty supervisor.  The Director will select and train field supervisors for each site, conduct site visits as needed, inform students of placement options; coordinate student application and registration; provide orientation, training, and on-going consultation to students; monitor student performance; and review students' written work.  The Director will also seek new externship opportunities, periodically review faculty policies and propose updates, and periodically update Program materials. 

The School of Law's Academic Success Program is in a transitional period.  It currently consists of special advising for students identified as at academic risk, a Teaching Assistant program in the first-year classes, and occasional workshop offerings.  In addition to overseeing those initiatives, the Director will develop and propose an effective Academic Success program for the School of Law.

Applicants must have completed a J.D. degree and have a minimum of three years of law practice or teaching experience. Preferred qualifications are five years of law practice or teaching experience, as well as strong teaching, organizational, and public outreach skills.  The salary range will be in the $60’s commensurate with education, background, and experience.  This is a non-tenure-track position, and will be open until filled.  To apply please send a letter of interest, current vita or resume, and contact information for three references. 

Contact: Terri Huckleberry, University of Arkansas School of Law, Waterman Hall, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701. 479-575-6520. 

Which of the following best describes the position you wish to advertise? 

___ Position is tenure-track.

 ___May lead to successive long-term contracts of five or more years.

 XX May lead only to successive short-term contracts of one to four years.

 ___Has an upper-limit on the number of years a teacher may be appointed.

 ___Is part of a fellowship program for one or two years.

 ___Is a part-time appointment, or a year-to-year adjunct appointment.


 Will the person hired be permitted to vote in faculty meetings?

 ___  Yes

 XX   No 


The school anticipates paying an annual academic year base salary in the range:

(A base salary does NOT include stipends for coaching moot court teams, teaching other courses, or teaching in summer school; nor does a base salary include conference travel or other professional development funds.)  ___$30,000to $39,999

 ___$40,000 to $49,999

 ___$50,000 to $59,999

 XX $60,000 to $69,999

 ___$70,000 to $79,999

___ $80,000 to $89,999

___ $90,000 or more

___ Part-time appointment paying less than $30,000 ___ Adjunct appointment paying less than $10,000


The person hired will teach legal writing each semester to a total number of students in the range: 

XX This is not a legal writing teaching position. 


What is the deadline for submitting resumes? 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but we hope to schedule interviews to take place in March, 2013. 

YES.   I certify that my institution's nondiscrimination policy is in substantial compliance with the LWI nondiscrimination policy: "The Legal Writing Institute is committed to a policy against discrimination and in favor of equal opportunity for all of its members regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity." 

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the social, ethnic, and gender diversity of our faculty and academic community. Applications will be accepted without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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